VillaHotels offer service and seclusion
ASPEN'S HOTELS BOAST TOP-TIER CUISINE, splendid amenities, and services that would make the Gosford Park crew swoon. Many upper-crust travelers, however, crave something a little different- a sense of personal dominion, of homespun comfort and manorly refinement. Fortunately for them, two elegant new villa properties have sprung up courtesy of Villazzo, whose VillaHotels- already the rage in Miami, St. Tropez, and Marbella, Spain- combine the highest standards of hospitality with plenty of personal space. Guests choose the desired amenities (think-well stocked wine cellars and minibars, flower services, and spa treatments) and enjoy the pampering of a staff that includes butlers, nannies chauffeurs, and chefs.
VillaHotel Georgina (from $4,200 a day, $24,600 a week, or $74,300 a month), nestled within Smuggler Mountain , blends harmoniously into the terrain and offers five bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, a grand dining room, a state-of-the-art-kitchen, and a high tech media room. It also has an indoor Jacuzzi and generous decks with barbecue and expansive views.
VillaHotel Bear's Creek (from $3,500 a day, $20,500 a week, or $58,100 a month) is a stately mansion offering 4,000 square feet of living space- four-and-a-half baths, a barbecue area and an outdoor Jacuzzi, a fireplace, and an elegantly appointed sitting room. Bear's Creek is a private oasis of the truest kind. Budding chefs will be particularly thrilled, as its kitchen is done up to the nines with a Viking stove, two ovens, side-by-side refrigerators, and granite countertops. Seclusion never felt quite so good.
Villazzo, 877-VILLAZZO; villazzo.com
-by Andrew C. Stone
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