BG provided mechanical, electrical, lighting and technology systems engineering design and construction administration services for the complete demolition and construction renewal of the former Sky Hotel. The new hotel is operated by W Hotels Worldwide. Slope-side at Aspen Mountain, the former hotel has been a hotspot in Aspen for decades. The renewed hotel maintains the original Aspen spirit as a gathering place for both locals and guests. The hotel will consist 88 guest rooms designed by Nema Workshop and 11 fractional residences designed by Rowland + Broughton. With a focus on dynamic food and beverage, programming includes a full restaurant and multiple bars, as well as other amenities, including a fully snowmelted 12,000 SF rooftop bar and pool complete with three spas overlooking Aspen Mountain.
Bordered by roadways on all sides by roadways and Aspen ski area, and with a full guest experience program on the roof, integrating the various MEP systems into the architecture to realize the desired guest experience in this highly visible location was a primary challenge. To accomplish this objective, BG worked closely with the architectural design and construction teams to find the right balance of invisibility and maintainability for the large central plant equipment as well as the various components such as exhaust fans and plumbing vents which are usually simply scattered across the roof. Within the guest rooms and residences, the MEP and technology systems are also closely integrated with interiors. The sleek and creative furniture and interiors include many “built-in” pieces which house lighting, technology and power systems components.