lodging industry http://aspenpublicradio.org en Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/cheaper-rooms-aspen <p>Aspen is not a cheap place to live, or even visit.&nbsp; That’s especially true now that the summer season is picking up. During peak seasons, in the winter and summer, the cheapest hotel room in Aspen goes for about two-hundred-dollars a night. But the local government is trying to change that. Over the past month, Aspen City Council has been considering a new lodging incentive program that would encourage more hotel development. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:26:00 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 19964 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? Summer Overnight Bookings Looking Strong http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/summer-overnight-bookings-looking-strong <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">Good snow conditions made for a busy winter and spring season at resorts in the Roaring Fork Valley. Now, a resort industry analyst says the summer could be busy as well. Ralf Garrison is head analyst for a company called Destimetrics. Garrison talks with APR's Elise Thatcher.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:05:43 +0000 Elise Thatcher 18857 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Summer Overnight Bookings Looking Strong 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/2013-2014-ski-season-brings-plentiful-snow-boost-business <p></p><p>Business leaders say Aspen is bouncing back from the recession and spirits are high, partly because of a snowy winter.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">"We have had an incredible winter season, which is wonderful because I’ve been up here presenting before when things haven’t been so great," says Debbie Braun.</em></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16757 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business