As for The Westin Riverfront, the initial appeal journalistically was a greener-than-green construction approach when it opened in 2009 as a leading-edge LEEDS property. Since then I've come to appreciate that LEEDS need not stand in the way of luxury.
Most people think Aspen is another expensive ski town. I went two weeks ago with my son for his 13th birthday, and I was amazed of all the free/nearly free awesome things to do. Here are my top eight picks.
You can't do much better than these gorgeous ski resorts. They embody everything a person wants out of a ski resort -- think handsome lodge decor, cozy apres-ski bars with roaring fires, sophisticated rooms, and first-rate services.