St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen, Colorado $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The 179-room St. Regis opened in 1992 (then as a Ritz-Carlton). From the outside, the huge Colorado redbrick hulk is somehow reminiscent of a renovated Dickensian orphanage. Inside, an Alpine–Western school of decorating has resulted in exposed stone, blond wood, brown leather, black granite, Persian rugs, and bronze elks—and, ultimately, a somewhat generic-grand-hotel-chain feel. Yet the bedrooms, with their striped carpets and scarlet bedspreads, are plush, Wi-Fi accessible, and fully stocked with good linens, Bose stereos, and humidifiers. For a room with a fireplace, be sure to request the Red Mountain Wing. The Remède Spa (St. Regis's 15,000-square-foot prototype for its new brand) has the usual treatments, and also dispenses post-massage Champagne, truffles, and oxygen.