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A Four-week Fractional Membership at St. Regis
Residence Club Aspen Sells for More than
$1 million, New Benchmark for the Industry


ASPEN, Colo. - Feb. 1, 2005 -- St. Regis Residence Club Aspen, the first hotel affiliated luxury fractional property in the heart of Aspen has opened with great success and is experiencing a strong sales pace. Nearly 50 percent of the 275 memberships were sold prior to opening, and St. Regis Residence Club represents the first time a luxury fractional residence sold a four-week membership for more than $1 million, setting a new benchmark for the industry.

"This million-dollar fractional sale represents an enormous milestone in the fractional residence industry," according to Raymond L. "Rip" Gellein, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. "A mixed-use property, the St. Regis Residence Club Aspen expands Starwood's collection of vacation ownership offerings."

Membership prices for 1/11th fractional shares range from over $300,000 to over $1.5 million, depending on the size of the residence and the membership plan. St. Regis Residence Club Aspen is one of the first fractional residence clubs with a fixed membership option, so individuals may purchase fixed weeks, as well as a floating option. Nestled in the premium location at the base of world-famous Aspen Mountain and steps away from the center of downtown, St. Regis Residence Club Aspen offers only 25 two- and three-bedroom residences, which are located in the East Wing of the existing St. Regis Resort Aspen. This landmark property presents the opportunity for a select few to own an interest in the first hotel-affiliated luxury fractional project in the heart of Aspen.

The St. Regis Residence Club Aspen is a deeded member-owned exclusive residence, offering luxurious
two-, and three-bedroom residences. The amenities available to members at the St. Regis Residence Club
Aspen are a members' lounge, fully equipped, world-class health spa, swimming pool and storage services. 
Members also receive personal services provided at St. Regis Hotels including housekeeping, dedicated
St. Regis Residence Club Aspen concierge and 24 hour in-residence dining.
St. Regis Residence Club Aspen is also the only fractional project in Aspen where Residence Club Members enjoy privileged access to the first-ever Remede spa, which is the flagship spa of the new luxurious Remede spa brand being developed for St. Regis hotels. The 15,000 square-foot Remede Spa includes a fitness room, yoga/Pilates room, oxygen room, and 15 treatment rooms.

In addition to the exclusive environment and luxury decor of their private St. Regis Residence Club, members will have access to a private club and the superior services available at the St. Regis Resort Aspen, which just completed a complete redesign as part of the overall $37 million renovation. Residence Club Members enjoy a wealth of luxury services including a Residence Club concierge, the ski butler, and in-room dining from Olives Aspen. Club membership includes valet parking and storage services are provided to each member for clothing, sporting equipment and personal items.

The new residences are spacious, with sizes of approximately 2,200 square feet for the three-bedroom residences and approximately 1,700 square feet for the two-bedroom residences. Designed by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, one of the top 10 residential design firms in the country, the residences combine the expected luxury of a fine hotel with the warmth and coziness of a private residence.

Following are details of the new mixed-use resort property:

St. Regis Residence Club Aspen

  • Twenty-five two- and three-bedroom luxury residences occupy the East Wing of St. Regis Resort Aspen. Owners may avail themselves of all the luxury services of St. Regis Resort Aspen, including preferred membership in the new Remede Spa.
  • Residences are being sold in 1/11th fractions, with prices ranging from $300,000 to $1.5 million, and nearly half of the memberships have already been sold.
  • This is the first luxury hotel affiliated fractional residence opportunity in the heart of Aspen.
Remede Spa at St. Regis Resort Aspen
  • Remede Spa is a new luxury spa experience from the creators of Laboratoire Remede, the most high-performance skin care system in the world. This is the flagship of the new Remede Spa brand, created for St. Regis hotels and resorts.
  • New 15,000-square-foot resort spa, including a fitness room yoga/Pilates room, and 15 treatment rooms. The new spa will offer Remede treatments as well as signature treatments incorporating Aspen's alpine and mineral environment.
  • Remede Spa at St. Regis Resort Aspen is the first resort spa in Aspen.
  • Remede Spa offers complimentary oxygen in the post-treatment oxygen rooms, as well as other amenities such as chilled champagne, truffles and other luxurious treats.
  • Remede Spa's unique water feature, the Confluence, is reminiscent of the hot springs found throughout Colorado.
St. Regis Resort Aspen Guestrooms & Suites
  • 179 guestrooms and suites, including 20 completely new guestrooms and suites all with fireplaces. All existing rooms were transformed with new appointments and furniture in the newly completed $37 million renovation.
  • New guestroom decor features furniture with a more contemporary feel, striped carpeting drawing on the colors of the mountain sunset, and rich red bed covers complementing cream-colored Frette linens.
  • High-tech additions to the guestrooms include 30-inch flat screen televisions, BOSE CD/Clock Radios, High-Speed and Wireless Internet Service, printers/faxes.
  • 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including the existing 9,000-square-foot ballroom, the largest in Aspen.
Dining Options
  • Olives Aspen, the Aspen outpost of Todd English's group of restaurants featuring the Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine of award-winning Executive Chef Phil Evans.
  • Shadow Mountain Lounge, offering beverages and small plate dining. Serving from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., for lunch, apres ski, dinner, and after-dinner treats.
St. Regis Resort Aspen was named one of the top five mountain resorts and top 20 hotels in North America by Conde Nast Traveler, and one of the top 25 resorts in North America by the 2004 Zagat Survey of Fine Hotels & Resorts. 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. 

St. Regis Residence Club Aspen
315 E Dean Street
Aspen, Colorado

Also See: Starwood's Opens First Vacation Ownership Property in Hawaii, The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas / December 2003
Starwood Spending $30 million to Convert 98 Rooms into Fractional Ownership at St. Regis Aspen / Feb 2003
Upscale Fractional Ownership Storming the Aspen Market / Dec 2002
A Logical Pairing: Fractional Condominiums and Fractional Jets / March 2003
Starwood Targeting Excess Land at Owned Resorts for Interval Ownership / Plans to Merge with Vistana / July 1999

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