Appointments & Promotions

Lindsay Cagley Appointed General Manager of the New Limelight Hotel Snowmass Opening November 2018

ASPEN SNOWMASS, CO. November 1, 2017 — The Limelight Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsay Cagley as the general manager of the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass currently under construction with a target completion date of November 2018. The new property will include 99 hotel rooms and 11 for-sale condominiums. The role will provide leadership and management of all hotel employees as well as oversee all strategies and operations for successfully directing and managing the new property. Cagley brings a wealth of experience to the role as she not only worked for the brand for the past six years, but she most recently held the position of director of sales and marketing for the Limelight Hotels.

“As we bring another hotel on-line in Snowmass, we are excited to see Lindsay step into her new role and lead the charge of bringing the same kind of service, amenities and community involvement that the Limelights have become known for,” says Alinio Azevedo, COO of hospitality, Aspen Skiing Company.

Richard Stettner, the managing director for the Limelight Hotels continues, “Lindsay has been an integral team member of the Limelight Hotels as it has evolved and grown into a multi-hotel division. Her hard-work and dedication have continuously propelled the evolution of the Limelight brand forward.”

Prior to her role as the director of sales and marketing for the Limelight Hotel properties, Cagley held positions at both Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort in various group, travel and lodging managerial sales jobs making her well versed in not only the ski resort industry, but also in hospitality.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to represent the Limelight Hotels’ brand in this new position. Snowmass is my home ski hill so I couldn’t be more proud of stepping into a role that plays a part in the revitalization of Base Village,” says Cagley. “This is an exciting time to live and work in the Snowmass Village community and I look forward to growing and leading a great team here.”

Cagley will resume the new role Jan. 1, 2018.

About the New Limelight Hotel Snowmass

This spring, Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) began construction on the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass for a scheduled completion date of November 2018. The new hotel will feature 99 hotel rooms and 11 for-sale condominiums, plus a new restaurant and children’s game area. Modeled after the company’s existing properties in Aspen, Colo. and Ketchum, Idaho, the hotel will be located adjacent to Snowmass Mountain’s Elk Camp Gondola providing ski-in/ski-out access. The new hotel property will remain consistent with the Limelight brand featuring amenities and extras such as an expanded continental breakfast, après ski deals in the Lounge, live music, adventure activities such as First Tracks and Inside Tracks, a ski concierge as well as pet-friendly rooms. Stonehill & Taylor, based out of New York City, have been selected to design the interior, with plans to continue the Limelight’s contemporary yet casual design theme.

About the Limelight Hotels

Limelight Hotels are contemporary properties set in the heart of authentic mountain communities. The Limelight Hotel Aspen, in downtown Aspen, Colorado is just steps from the slopes and the downtown core. The Limelight Hotel Ketchum, in Ketchum, Idaho, is near the base of the Sun Valley’s famed ski area, Bald Mountain, and walking distance to the town’s myriad of shops and restaurant. The Limelight Hotel Snowmass began construction in the spring of 2017 at the base of the Snowmass ski area in Colorado with a scheduled completion of Nov. 2018. The properties are designed around the communities and activities where they are located. Guests enjoy outdoor pools, hot tubs, ski valet, an adventure concierge, monthly beer dinners, an expanded continental breakfast and in-town transit. Guests also enjoy complimentary ski programming and adventure activities year round including snowshoeing, biking, stand up paddle boarding and more. Pets are welcome. www.limelighthotels.com

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Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.