"The dimensions and floor plan are not exact, because this space won't allow for that," says T.D. Smith, of Telluride Real Estate Corp., who is representing the Rosewood Telluride. "But the finishes are representative of a typical guest room in the hotel."
There will be 75 hotel suites in the Rosewood Telluride, which is being developed by the Honigman Group, plus another 67 condominium residences. The finishes on display at the new Rosewood Information Center at 137 W. Colorado Ave., are representative of them, too.
Rosewood is one of the most respected brands in resort real estate, says Smith. Even though the condominiums are not yet being marketed – "because pricing, floor plans and finishes aren't finalized" – Smith says he has received numerous inquiries from across the country, stimulated by the small amount of publicity the project has received to date. All Smith can tell interested parties at this point is that he can take their contact number and will be back in touch just as soon as it is possible to take reservations. That should be within a couple of months.
The purpose of the main street Information Center, Smith explained last week as workers scurried to complete the project, is to "introduce people to Rosewood, and give them a glimpse of the quality of the finishes and spaces that will become available in the form of luxury residences associated with the hotel."
Along with the hotel suites and condominiums, the Rosewood will feature a "signature" restaurant, a "state-of-the-art" spa and fitness center, an après ski bar, terraced pool and several upscale shops. The hotel will be located adjacent to the first fairway of the Telluride Golf Course. Construction is set to begin this spring.
The Information Center will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Along with the opportunity for visitors to see what the interior rooms will look like, there will be renderings of the building, a working model, site plans and floor plans available for inspection.
Although Rosewood is extraordinarily well known within the resort industry, the company is only recently been developing brand recognition for itself. Many Rosewood properties are better known by their individual brands, but include The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, the Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, and Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
It is essential to the Rosewood philosophy that each property the company operates has its own "sense of place."
The Rosewood Telluride, which is being developed by the Honigman Group, will be Rosewood's first operation in a ski resort.