Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Avon, Colorado

The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa is the first hotel in the state of Colorado to achieve LEED Silver certification and provides 210 guest rooms, 107 time-shares, 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and a 23,000 square foot spa. Situated on a 19 acre parcel of land overlooking the Eagle River, the Westin is the threshold for a new pedestrian path and gondola that unites town, river, and mountain. The new Riverfront Express Gondola, with its base terminus adjacent to the resort, will take skiers to nearby Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch in three minutes.

The architecture of the Westin responds to the context and ambiance of both the existing town of Avon and the adjacent resort of Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek architecture makes use of traditional American alpine building materials and design, while Avon has a much more popular, commercial feel. Hornberger + Worstell’s design team, in association with local firm OZ Architecture, synthesized an architecture derivative of both settings. The architecture of the Westin is transitional, in bringing together town, river and mountain.