We at OZ Architecture are always excited when word gets out about our latest hospitality projects. After all, our hospitality and resorts practice area experts are committed to designing spaces that enhance the natural environment with operationally sound buildings which leave indelible impressions on each and every guest.
This month, Colorado Construction & Design featured several of our recent projects in its hotel and hospitality roundup, including The Limelight, Harvest Restaurant and the fitness center at the Sonnenalp.
The Limelight Hotel
At the base of Snowmass Mountain, a project that has been delayed for more than a decade finally has the green light. OZ Architecture has played a key role in developing Aspen Skiing Co.’s third Limelight Hotel—a 105,000-square-foot building complete with condo units, fitness center, pool and clubhouse—which is expected to break ground in the spring of 2017. We’ve also partnered with Aspen-based Harry Teague Architects to develop the Snowmass Discovery building in the center of Snowmass village, the future home of the Ice Age Discovery Exhibition.
OZ Architecture also designed the recently opened Harvest Restaurant in the iconic Sonnenalp hotel in Vail. Completed in the summer of 2016, the restaurant provides sweeping mountain views through south-facing windows which rise 30 feet to the vaulted wood panel ceiling above. The overall effect is that of a rustic, country farmhouse enhanced by the wide-open wonder of the surrounding peaks.
Fitness Center at the Sonnenalp
Along with Harvest Restaurant renovation, OZ’s design allowed for the addition of a 10,000-square-foot fitness center to the Sonnenalp hotel’s amenities, including three independent workout studios brightened by uplifting scenic views.
OZ Architecture is also mentioned as a visionary leader in the development of the River North Art District (RiNo), based on our latest renderings that illustrate the future look of Brighton Boulevard. Our bet is that a mix of adaptive re-use projects and new construction will breathe new life into the area, as we are already beginning to see.