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Forum Post: Aspen anyone?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 1:52 p.m. EST by Coreupt (294)
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Family rents out Aspen's Hotel Jerome for bat mitzvah Andre Salvail The Aspen Times Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN — All 94 rooms of the Hotel Jerome, as well as its restaurant and popular first-floor drinking spots the J-Bar and the Library, will be closed to the public from Thursday through noon Monday.

That's because a family has rented out the entire facility for their daughter's bat mitzvah, general manager Tony DiLucia said.

DiLucia would only say that the renter is “a nice family.” But a source who asked to remain anonymous said that the person throwing the bat mitzvah for family and guests is Jeffrey Verschleiser, who ran mortgage-backed securities operations for Bear Stearns before the investment firm's Wall Street collapse. He is now an executive with Goldman Sachs.

The historic hotel's temporary closure coincides with Wintersköl, an annual event the city aims as much toward residents as visitors.

DiLucia said the hotel's former management company, RockResorts, booked the four-night event but that the new management firm appreciates the business. Auberge Resorts, of Mill Valley, Calif., replaced RockResorts, a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, as the Jerome's owner on Nov. 1.

DiLucia served as general manager at the hotel until the arrival of RockResorts in 2007. He came back to the property in November when Auberge began its management tenure.

“This was negotiated long before I got back to the Jerome,” DiLucia said. “A family has taken over the entire hotel for a family event. They are part-time locals, a really nice family, and Aspen is a second home for them.”

The hotel will remain fully staffed for the private renters and their guests, DiLucia said.

“The good news is that they could have done this elsewhere,” he said. “From our end, it's a shame that locals can't have use of the hotel from Thursday to Monday at noon, but we're happy that the family decided to bring their business to all of Aspen, not just the Jerome.”

The family has hired a local event planner, EKS Events, which is organizing the private celebration, DiLucia added.

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[-] 2 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 2 years ago

Who cares if some rich fuck rented out a hotel in Aspen (a resort town for rich fucks)?

Stay focused on how to send a message that it is not acceptable for corporate money to buy elections, that's the most important thing. Rich people can buy 100 hotels for all I care, what matters is not allowing them to buy politicians.

[-] 1 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 2 years ago

My bad, according to today's Taibbi Blog this guy runs Goldman-Sachs mortgage division and made huge amounts of money by defrauding and bankrupting Bear Stearns - http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-wall-street-in-one-brief-tale-20120113 - maybe a good target for Occupation after all.

[-] 2 points by Spade2 (478) 2 years ago

So what's the problem?

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

I just saw the word Aspen and all I could think about were Dumb and Dumber quotes.

"I'll tell you where we're gonna go. Some place warm. A place where the beer flows like wine... where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smm2Dke38So&feature=related

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

What's the question?

[-] 0 points by turak (-812) 2 years ago

where's your brain?

[-] 0 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

self-employed canadian writer - I feel your pain.

[-] 1 points by turak (-812) 2 years ago

So you're a troll you live here 24 hrs a day I repeat: Where's your brain? If you can't answer a simple question You have no right to question others.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

I don't live here....the food sucks.

[-] 0 points by turak (-812) 2 years ago

Yes you do. You're a very bad liar. You suck.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

What kind of writing do you do?

[-] 0 points by turak (-812) 2 years ago

I write for people who have a brain. That lets you out. Stop trying to change the subject You're a live-in troll 24 hrs, day and night you're a very bad liar You suck

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

From the appearance of your posts, writing should not be your primary choice of employment.

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[-] 0 points by LeeMulcahy (0) 2 years ago

Occupy Aspen: Occupy the Hotel Jerome to protest Wall Street greed. Jan 13th 5pm. Meet at the Pitkin County Library. 445ish.

[-] 1 points by Coreupt (294) 2 years ago

Wish I could be there. Hope to see it in the news.

[-] 1 points by skiaspen50 (11) 2 years ago

Occupy

Aspen Art Museum Forbids Leader of Occupy Aspen to Enter Property By Michael H. Miller 12/16/11 11:17am

Aspen Art Museum. Lee Mulcahy, an artist and the leader behind the Occupy Aspen movement, has been told by police that he can no longer set foot on the site of the future home of the redesigned Aspen Art Museum. Museum officials told the Aspen Times that Mr. Mulcahy had “replaced museum signs with his own signs,” posting “for sale” signs on trailers on the property. Mr. Mulcahy denies this, though he admitted to posting different signs at an earlier time. Police have not charged him with anything, but an Aspen police officer did have this to say: “I made it very clear to Mulcahy that he was not allowed to return to the Art Museum property or else he would be arrested for trespassing, and Mulcahy told me that he understood and would not go onto the property again.”

Aspen, a wealthy town popular with celebrities as a vacationing destination, is not really the place where one would expect people to be big fans of the shenanigans of the 99 percent. Occupy Aspen, by the way, sounds like a pretty humble affair. Mr Mulcahy refers to the movement in the Aspen Times as “all 8 of us.”

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