Aspen is gearing up for the busiest weekend it's seen in possibly two years. Winter X Games 14 takes place at Buttermilk Mountain this weekend January 28-31. Aspen Chamber Resort is predicting a nearly complete sell out in lodging for the Aspen area for the weekend event. It's being said that the upsurge in bookings is a true sign of the improving resort economy in Aspen following the Recession.
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Last week, I attended the 5th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Conference at the Ambasciatori Palace in Rome, Italy.
The conference was hosted by John Brian Losh, Chairman and CEO of Luxury Real Estate (LuxuryRealEstate.com and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate), a membership-driven luxury brokerage assemblage based in Seattle, Washington. The network includes the most prominent global luxury brokers and meets three times each year, nationally and internationally, to discuss current real estate trends.
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Several businesses are prospering in Aspen, despite the tough economic times of late. Aspen's Grateful Deli, the new sandwich shop in town, Susann's Hair Salon, Paradise Bakery and Little Annie's are all reporting either growth in business, or an up or "good" year in 2009. All these businesses state that they have cut prices or offered specials, which they believe have helped in their good fortunes.
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The Mercy and Sharing Foundation, lead by Aspen's Susie and Joe Krabacher, is the Haiti based charitable organization helping especially the underprivileged children in troubled Haiti. They continue to assess damage and rebuild the Foundation's charitable facilities, following the debilitating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Port Au Prince. Mercy and Sharing Foundation will need cont
As just a part of its overall marketing plan, Aspen Skiing Company has placed outside advertising (billboards) in three of its largest target markets. Reportedly, several different billboards were located strategically around the cities of Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. One of them showcases Aspenite and Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler; another pictures an expert skier launching from a snowy cliff. The billboards also feature all four of Aspen-Snowmass ski and snowboard areas, the SkiCo's website and advertise non-stop flights into the Aspen-Snowmass area.
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Aspen's infamous fugitive murder suspect, Pamela Phillips, is back in the news. Her Aspen home has gone to foreclosure and sale back to Wells Fargo Bank for $4.41 million. Phillips is still wanted on multiple charges related to allegedly having her ex-husband murdered 13 years ago. She was still on the run, until recently when she was arrested and jailed in Lichtenstein, Austria for fraud. She may finally be awaiting extradition back to the US, after Austrian officials discovered the outstanding warrant for her arrest.