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The Gant

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During the winter and summer high season, visitors from around the world flock to Aspen for vacation. They will find a town chockfull of skiing glitterati, a brag-able dining scene, and first-class hotels. Additionally, it is difficult to miss the luxurious condo accommodations available for the discerning traveler. Boasting over 140 superlative condo units, The Gant is an intimate yet spacious lodging alternative for guests with families or groups looking to spread out rather than coop up in a confined hotel room.
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In the shadows of Ajax Mountain and Smuggler Mountain, The Gant is a secluded five-acre resort on the quiet East End of downtown Aspen. Tucked into a grove of aspen trees, cottonwoods, and snow-covered pines, it is the perfect alpine hideaway for serenity seekers who still want to be close to the action.

In July 2007, The Gant reopened after a seven million dollar facelift to its two to four-room suites. Each unit is homey, spacious, and individually decorated with mountain views in every direction. All of the condo units include a full kitchen, living room with a television, wood burning fireplace, a patio or balcony, and high-speed wireless Internet access. There are three different categories of units for varying levels of affordability. Here’s a tip: seek out the top floor Premier units. Huge picture windows offer unparallel views of the mountain and cathedral honey-wood ceilings provide the atmosphere of a rustic private ski chateau.

The condo-hotel’s joie de vivre isn’t just the location or the luxuriously appointed condos that have received accolades from Conde Nast Traveler. The Gant is a four-season resort for the active travelers, boasting two heated year-round outdoor pools, saunas, hot tubs, a state of the art fitness facility and tennis courts are available for guests. A convoy of short busses provides complimentary in-town transportation. These are particularly useful for getting around after dark or transferring to the free ski shuttles to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, or Snowmass. An onsite concierge will provide convivial arrangements for dining, entertainment, or even an overnight ski wax and edge.

While there isn’t a restaurant on property, The Gant’s location on the east end is merely a three-block walk to the Silver Queen Gondola and the restaurants of downtown. The Gant is an excellent facility for conferences and special events, offering 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space with spectacular alpine vistas.

Just a heads up: The Gant will be closed between April 14 to May 15, 2009 for exterior renovations.