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Auberge Resorts to Assume Management of the
94-room Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 -- Auberge Resorts, owners and operators of premier small luxury resorts and clubs, announced today that the company will assume management of Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., beginning November 1, 2011. The Jerome will join a collection of award-winning Auberge properties renowned for their spectacular settings, extraordinary restaurants and spas and highly personal service. The Auberge portfolio includes Napa Valley resorts Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage Calistoga; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Encantado in Santa Fe, N.M.; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C., and the Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.

"We are delighted about the opportunity to manage the Hotel Jerome, and we're honored to play a role in the operation of this legendary hotel," said Mark Harmon, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts. "We recognize the historic quality of the Jerome and the important role it plays as a gathering place for locals and for guests from around the world."

Eric Calderon, Chief Operating Officer of Auberge Resorts and formerly with Aspen's The Little Nell, said, "It's a true pleasure for me to be a part of the Aspen community again. I'm thrilled that Auberge will oversee the next chapter in the Jerome's history."

A landmark in Aspen, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Hotel Jerome is ideally situated in the heart of town. The hotel pioneered new levels of innovation and luxury when it opened in 1889 at the height of Aspen's boomtown silver-mining era and has been meticulously maintained to retain its Rocky Mountain character and identity as one of the great hotels of the American West. The hotel features 94 guest rooms offering stunning mountain views and suites, a fitness center and spa. Its restaurants have earned the hotel acclaim as a culinary destination, and its popular J-Bar is lauded as an Aspen favorite.

Auberge Resorts, whose hotels are perennial Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler award winners, plans selective enhancements to the service and decor at the Jerome and will update the hotel's culinary and spa programs. "We look forward to introducing Auberge Resorts' signature style of hospitality to Aspen," Harmon said.

Hotel Jerome will be the third project in ski country for Auberge Resorts, which unveiled The Auberge Residences at Element 52, a collection of 33 slope-side residences in Telluride, Colo., in January 2011. In March, Auberge announced a partnership with the Aspen Club & Spa to design and develop The Aspen Club and Auberge Residences, a collection of innovative new luxury residences offering affluent living and an unparalleled wellness lifestyle.

About Auberge Resorts
Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge Collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif; Encantado, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Aspen Club, Aspen, Colo., with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit

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Also See: Auberge Resorts, ALHEL and GIM Desarrollos, Through Joint Venture to Open New 50-Suite Luxury Resort in Mexico's Riviera Maya at Kanai / May 2010

Auberge Resorts Signs Management Agreements to Operate Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California and the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California / July 2008

Bigger down Payment and Higher Interest Rate Impeding American Property Management Corp's Effort to Buy the Historic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California / May 2008

Auberge Resorts Opens First of its New Brand - the 89 room Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley, California / July 2007

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