Aspen Times Weekly June 28 edition
The Aspen Times Weekly reaches thousands of readers interested in Aspen and Western Colorado every week. In this week’s edition, we profile three of the personalities who will be speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival; also, we ask local artists for their summer event picks, spill the secrets on the ‘McDude’, take a history trip back to 1956, and get an update from our correspondent volunteering at an asylum in Mexico.
21 ASPENTIMES.COM/WEEKLY by AMIEE WHITE BEAZLEY CONTRIBUTED PHOTO JW MARRIOTT, CHERRY CREEK Located across the street from the Cherry Creek Mall and the shopping mecca that is the Cherry Creek neighborhood, JW Marriott has perhaps some of the nicest staff in all of Denver. The hotel’s restaurant, Second Home, has a devoted following and lively bar scene with a young, well- heeled crowd. JW Marriott also offers the amenity of a Concierge Level accommodation. For an extra $50, your room has access to the club, where a host or hostess serves hot breakfast in the morning, afternoon snacks and hors d’oeuvres with wine, beer and cocktails as well as evening desserts until 10 p.m. Request a mountain-view room not only for the beautiful vistas of the mountains and Denver skyline but also for the the warm western sun, which floods your room during your afternoon rest. If you are traveling with the kids, there is nothing more indulgent than Second Home’s Pajama Brunch on Sunday mornings. The weekly event brings in kids clad in PJs from all over the city and, I suspect, many other hotels. On the menu: items like pancakes and waffles with toppings that might make Mom cringe (gummy bears for breakfast, anyone?) but gave my boys the thrill of a lifetime. We ran off the sugar high at the mall before our drive home to Aspen. Now they can’t imagine staying anywhere else during our city adventures, and neither can I. WHERE TO STAY IN DENVER