2020-2021 Ski Day Reservations

We want your 2020-2021 Winter experience to exceed your expectations, wherever you choose to spend it with us! We are excited to share details about the opening of ski season at different mountains as decisions are being made in a promising way. Due to the uniqueness of this year, Vail Resorts has implemented a reservation system for on mountain guests. With their plan in place, we’d like to share how significant it will be for you to purchase an Epic Pass in advance this season.Vail Mountain, Colorado

There are many reasons which make buying an Epic Pass so valuable; but this year a few of the perks are even clearer. To start, there are no blackout dates when Epic Pass holders have a reservation to be on the mountain. The ability to reserve your mountain dates gives you priority access to fun in the snow. Another piece to mention is the luxury of having Epic Coverage when you buy an Epic Pass. Epic Coverage is a refund system that protects your reservation and provides refunds when you become unavailable. Pass holders are able to reserve their choice of days before lift tickets are up for sale. Otherwise, below are some frequently asked questions which may provide you with more transparency on Vail Resorts’ plan as we approach the upcoming ski and ride season.

Why is Vail Resorts administering a reservation system?
• In order to operate the ski resorts in the safest manner possible and allow for physical distancing, the ski resorts will limit capacity on chair lifts and gondolas, as well as on-mountain dining facilities and other congregation areas.

What ensures my best chance of reserving the day I wish to ski or ride?
• Purchasing one of the Epic Pass products will ensure you have exclusive early season access through December 7th as no day lift tickets will be sold until December 8th. Additionally, as an Epic Pass holder, you will receive an early opportunity to reserve up to seven Priority Reservation Days for the core season (December 8 – April 4).

If I can’t make a reservation for my preferred dates will East West Hospitality refund my lodging?
• In the unlikely event that you are unable to reserve your preferred ski dates, East West Hospitality will not be providing a refund. In order to reserve the dates of your stay we highly recommend purchasing an Epic Pass and reserve your dates beginning November 6th.

I want to ski up to 7 days during my trip. How do I guarantee that I get those days?
• For Epic Pass holders, Priority Reservations can be made on a first come, first served basis beginning on November 6th. Up to 7 days can be reserved at one time for any resort for the “core dates” of December 8-April 4. For the most busy time periods we recommend that you purchase an Epic Pass product prior to November 6th. Then reserve your preferred dates.
• Beginning December 8th lift tickets will go on sale. Tickets will be resort and date specific, so you will have to choose a specific resort and the dates you plan to ski. These tickets serve as a “reservation” for your chosen date and resort.
• In addition, Epic Pass holders can reserve additional Week-of Reservations based on availability. These days are in addition to the 7 preferred dates above. Additional Week-of reservations can be made once your existing reservations are used.

I plan to ski more than 7 days or take multiple trips what should I do?
• Buy an Epic Pass in order to reserve your ski days. During the early November reservation period make Priority Reservations for the 7 days that are most likely to be sold out, for instance Saturdays or days over holidays, when the mountain experiences higher demand. Additional days can then be booked within 7 days of arrival for less busy time periods.

Is there a chance I might not be able to ski the days I want at the resort I prefer?
• Yes, there is a small chance that certain days will be sold out early, but those who have an Epic Pass and reserve up to 7 days in early November will have the best chance of attaining a reservation on their preferred dates.

If I book ski school am I guaranteed a reservation?
• Yes, your ski school reservation serves as your ski day reservation.

What if I plan for ski prior to December 8?
• You must have an Epic Pass to ski before December 8th and make Week-of Reservations within 7 days of your ski day. Because early season terrain can be limited, reservations will be limited based on the terrain available.

How many reservations does each resort allow each day?
• Although the resorts have not shared specific numbers, there will be very few days that will sell out for reservations. If there is limited terrain, this will impact the number of reservations available. Guests who purchase an Epic Pass and choose their preferred days in November should have no problem with their preferred reservation days. The amount of reservations may also be changed based on local government guidance.

Can I buy lift tickets when I arrive?
• All lift tickets will only be sold online this year, which means tickets cannot be purchased at the ticket window. Guests can purchase their tickets online beginning December 8th and then either have them mailed to their home or pick them up once they are in resort. Details can be found here: https://www.snow.com/planavacation/lifttickets.aspx

What is the difference between a lift ticket and an Epic Day Pass or an Epic Pass?
• Lift tickets can be purchased up to the day of arrival based on availability.
• The Epic Day Pass is valid for increments from 1 to 7 days during the season but must be purchased before they go off sale, typically in late November. The Epic Day Pass will allow you to make reservations for your preferred 1-7 days beginning November 6th.
• The Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, and other pass products are generally for guests planning to ski more than 7 days and have a variety of restrictions based on your needs. The Epic pass products will allow you to make Priority Reservations for your 7 preferred dates beginning November 6th.

Is the Epic and Epic Day passes refundable?
• Exceptions have been made this year, we suggest you visit https://www.epicpass.com/info/epic-coverage.aspx for details.
If you have any other questions about the process, please see Vail Resorts details here: https://www.epicpass.com/info/winter-experience.aspx or call 970-754-0008

By |2020-09-03T19:34:52+00:00September 3rd, 2020|East West News|Comments Off on 2020-2021 Ski Day Reservations

A Culture of Welcoming and Belonging

The events of the last three weeks, since the devastating death of George Floyd, have reminded us all that racial injustice is still very much prevalent in our country today. We write to share that we are listening to those in the Black community who are pained, tired, frustrated, sad, and angry and trying to understand what we can do as a company to improve the situation. Racism, discrimination, and acts of violence are intolerable. To be clear we will not accept racial injustice or inequality of any kind, and we commit to creating environments that are diverse, inclusive and respectful.

During this time, we find ourselves looking inward, both as individuals and as a company. Are we doing enough to advance the cause of anti-racism? Do we have proper diversity initiatives in place to improve the experience of our guests, clients, employees, and partners? Do we understand each other well enough?

The answer is: we have had some success but acknowledge we can do better. Setting big goals and achieving them is what our companies do best. “Embracing Diversity” and “Do the right thing” are core values, and we live by our values. We are committed to continuing to understand how we, as a company, can affect positive change including making sure everyone knows they have a voice.

Importantly, while the four of us will lead this effort to affect the change we also consider this an all-hands moment. We need your help, and we look forward to your ideas for, and commitment to, improvement.

Thank you for taking this in with an open heart and mind. We truly value each of you.

Harry Frampton, Chairman
East West Family of Companies

Chris Frampton, CEO
East West Partners

Colleen Weiss, CEO
East West Hospitality

Johnny Pfeiffer, President
Slifer, Smith and Frampton

By |2020-06-23T20:38:49+00:00June 23rd, 2020|East West News|Comments Off on A Culture of Welcoming and Belonging

Eye Pieces Promotes New CEO

Eye Pieces of Vail is pleased to announce that it has promoted Scott Poupore to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the well-established Colorado optical boutique.

Eye Pieces Logo

For more than 34 years, Eye Pieces of Vail has been offering the world’s finest designer and sport glasses, sunglasses, and ski goggles, along with eye exams for the entire family. Eye Pieces currently has five full-scale locations across the Vail Valley, along with a boutique in the Snowmass Base Village.

Founder Dan Barry – who opened his first Vail Valley optical boutique 40 years ago – will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Eye Pieces.

“I have worked with Scott for more than 25 years and I have complete confidence in his ability to continue to steer this successful company in the right direction,” said Barry. “As Chairman of the Board, I look forward to focusing more on the long-term strategic vision for Eye Pieces.”

Scott Poupore

Poupore has been serving as Director of Operations at Eye Pieces since 2012. A graduate of the Optical Technology program at Minnesota’s Eveleth Technical College, Poupore originally started with Eye Pieces as a Laboratory Manager in 1990. He went on to hold optical positions at Oakley Inc. and SALT. Optics before rejoining the company in 2008.

“I’m honored for this opportunity to lead the Eye Pieces team into the future and to continue building on what Dan started 40 years ago. I’m so happy for him and want to make him proud,” said Poupore.

All five Vail Valley Eye Pieces stores are currently open and are following all state-mandated protocols for cleanliness and social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Comprehensive eye exams with Dr. Dan Giovagnoli – famous as “Dr. G” – can be booked online. The Snowmass Base Village store will be reopening mid-June.

For more information, please visit www.eyepiecesofvail.com

By |2020-05-22T16:02:59+00:00May 21st, 2020|East West News|Comments Off on Eye Pieces Promotes New CEO

New Year New Residences

In the past few months, we have added spectacular new residences to our collections in Beaver Creek, Mauna Kea, Snowmass, Tahoe, and Vail. Whether you prefer the mountains or beach, we can make your vacation dreams come true in 2020!


  • 3,564 sq/ft
  • 4 Bedroom, 5 Bath
  • Sleeps 10
  • Top Floor Residence
  • Views of Vail Mountain
  • Oversized Private Rooftop Terrace
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Oversized En-Suite with Tub and Steam Shower

W702 is a top floor penthouse with views to the south and west from the living area and to the west and north from each bedroom. Enjoy an oversized private rooftop terrace complete and relax in your private hot tub while enjoying views of Vail Mountain. A spacious layout and vaulted ceilings provide an airy and comfortable vacation in one of our finest residences.



  • 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
  • 2,100 sq/ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • Air Conditioned
  • Amenities via The Sebastian Hotel
  • Outdoor Pool and Hot Tubs
  • Parking Garage
  • Mountain Views

Village Inn Plaza is conveniently located within walking distance to everything Vail Village has to offer including skiing via Gondola One. The home also offers a private balcony to enjoy fresh, mountain air while overlooking Vail Village. Come experience the excitement of Vail.



  • 4 Residences available for Vacation Rental
  • 2-3 Bedrooms and 2-3 Bathrooms
  • 1,623 – 2,357 sq/ft
  • Sleeps 8
  • 24-hour onsite Guest Services
  • Heated Garage
  • 2,500 square foot Fitness Center and Yoga Studio
  • Rooftop Terrace – Fire Pit and Infinity-Edge Hot Tub

One Snowmass is the new entryway to the new Base Village and reimagined Snowmass. The mid-century modern architecture and decor compliment the surroundings with the backdrop of Mt. Daly. Massive windows give spectacular views of surrounding mountains, plaza, and down-valley. The open layout and oversized living areas create ample space for friends and family to join and relax.



  • 3 Bedroom plus den 4.5 Bath
  • 3,500 sq/ft
  • Sleeps 10
  • Underground Heated Parking
  • Elevator from Garage to Residence
  • Patio with Gas Fire Pit and Grill
  • Upgraded Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ski Locker Room located off Lobby

One Beaver Creek #35 is a fully remodeled contemporary residence in the heart of Beaver Creek offering unobstructed expansive views of the ski slopes, village and creek. Single-level floorplan with high-end finishes, the home is filled with natural bright light. This corner unit with spacious deck offers direct elevator access into the home and air conditioning.



  • 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath
  • 3,100 sq/ft
  • 4 Levels
  • Two Entry Options
  • Open Concept
  • Ski locker & Boot Heaters
  • Private Balconies
  • Gas Grill on Patio
  • Common On-site Pool and Hot Tubs

This unique five bedroom home in Villa Montane is a great spot for a fun family Beaver Creek vacation. In the lowest level the home, enjoy playing at the full size shuffleboard and visiting with friends after a long day of skiing.  An open, light newly remodeled living space is a great place to gather with the whole family. A patio off the living room gives you view of Strawberry Park. Modern updates and designer features match the luxury of Beaver Creek.



  • 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
  • Sleeps 7
  • Newly Renovated
  • Parking Garage
  • Common on-site pool and hot tubs

This second floor, three-bedroom, three-bath residence is nicely furnished with modern décor, making the living room the perfect place to gather after a full day on the mountain. From this home, guests look out across the lane toward the Stonegate Townhomes. Highlands Westview guests enjoy year-round access to the outdoor pool and hot tubs at the Highlands Lodge.



  • 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bath
  • 3,271 sq/ft
  • Fully-Equipped Chef’s Kitchen
  • Loft with Sofa, Pub Table and TV
  • Furnished Deck with Hot Tub and Firepit
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Ping Pong Table

11243 Sutter’s Trail is where timeless Tahoe architecture meets mountain-modern in an exquisite pairing. This new-construction residence, part of the Signature Homes Collection at Old Greenwood, offers 3,271 square feet with four bedrooms, four and one-half bathrooms.



  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath
  • 1,592 sq/ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • Great Room with Gas Fireplace
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Furnished Outdoor Terrace

Big Horn Lodge 402 is a luxury, slopeside, Village at Northstar residence featuring three bedrooms, three bathrooms in 1,592 square feet.



  • 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath
  • 2,200+ sq/ft
  • Sleeps 8
  • Great Room with Vaulted Ceilings
  • Chef’s Kitchen
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Two Car Garage
  • Mountain Views

Grouse Ridge is a luxury, 2,200+ square foot estate home featuring three bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms, set in the exclusive community of Big Springs, Northstar. This corner lot residence has a ski easement and stunning mountain views.



  • 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath
  • 2,200+ sq/ft
  • Sleeps 8
  • Private Pool Pool and Lanai
  • Views of the Pacific
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Colorfully Landscaped Outdoor Shower and Tub

Experience the Hawaiian vacation of your dreams while making this recently renovated and beautifully decorated villa your home. The residence very comfortably hosts eight guests, who will treasure the home’s casual elegance and the unmistakable pervasive ambience that is unique to Hawaii. The Villa reflects the relaxed openness of island-style indoor/outdoor living and is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. And, the villa is just a five minute walk from the beach, golf course, tennis and other amenities and activities offered at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel & Resort.



  • 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath
  • Sleeps 6
  • Private Entry
  • Open-Air Atrium
  • Custom Koa wood shelving
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Infinity Pool and Lanai
  • Private Spa

This lovely home sits on a large corner lot, perched above the famous Mauna Kea Beach Golf Course. This well-furnished home has wonderful privacy with spectacular ocean views and year round sunsets over the Pacific. No air-conditioning throughout this home, as its location was chosen perfectly to welcome the cool tropical breeze.


By |2020-01-09T04:31:08+00:00January 8th, 2020|East West News|Comments Off on New Year New Residences

2019 Top Workplace in Colorado


CEO Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners, and the Family of Companies Comprised of East West Partners, Slifer Smith & Frampton and East West Hospitality, Earn Top Honors in Annual Workplace Recognition Program

(DENVER, Colo.) – May 7, 2019 – East West Partners, a Colorado-based developer devoted to building, selling, and managing high-quality real estate, announced today it has been ranked No. 1 Large Company on the list of 2019 Top Workplaces awarded by The Denver Post. East West Partners is a family of companies that includes: East West Partners, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and East West Hospitality. In addition, East West Partners CEO Chris Frampton was named Top Large Company Leader for his leadership. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. A total of 150 organizations in the categories of large, medium and small were recognized.

“I am tremendously proud that the culture we have built at East West Partners over the last 30 years has resulted in this prestigious award,” said Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners. “While this recognition stems from the feedback of the employees of our Colorado family of companies, we have East West Partners employees all over the country, all of whom are integral to the East West Partners family.”East West Partners

In the Roaring Fork Valley, through a joint venture with KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Company, East West Partners recently acquired the Snowmass Base Village Project, a $600 million village which opened in December 2018, featuring the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass and ski-in/ski-out residences, plaza with ice rink and summer activities lawn, new shopping and dining experiences including Mawa’s Crepe Shack and Sweet ColoraDough Bar, and The Collective Snowmass, a community building with family-centered programming and mix6, a new restaurant and bar opening this winter.

“East West Partners is an incredible company to work for and the corporate culture is felt in every corner of the company, whether you are in Colorado, Deer Valley or South Carolina,” said Andy Gunion, managing partner of East West Partners overseeing Snowmass Base Village. “We are one team, with a shared passion for giving back to our employees, our communities and the environment.”

A few weeks ago, East West Partners’ Slifer Smith & Frampton expanded into the Roaring Fork Valley with the acquisition of Palladium Properties, a boutique and independent luxury property brokerage firm based in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. The joining of forces is poised to create a powerful real estate company with international resources and reach, yet locally owned and dedicated to the communities it serves.

East West Partners has long recognized the competitive advantage of creating a positive corporate culture and nurturing employees. The company strives to create the best possible experience for residential owners, resort community guests and retail and commercial customers and the only way to deliver on this promise is to cultivate talented, caring, service-oriented employees who are committed to the company’s core values and mission.

This is the eighth annual Denver Post Top Workplaces program and East West Partners’ first time participating.

About East West Partners
East West Partners is devoted to building, selling, managing and supporting high-quality real estate and life experiences with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and community. Since 1986, the firm has developed and sold over $7 billion of residential and commercial real estate across the country. East West Partners is one of only two companies to have received three Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for their projects – Beaver Creek Village in Beaver Creek, Colo.; and Union Station Neighborhood and Riverfront Park, both in Denver. For more information on East West Partners, visit www.ewpartners.com.

About Slifer Smith & Frampton
As the No. 1 real estate company in the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF) has been a pillar of these communities for nearly 60 years. Today, SSF has expanded their reach to Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley with over 220 Brokers, with more than 90 team members supporting them including support staff, licensed assistants, branch brokers, marketing and online media specialists, technical support staff, and in-house closing experts. Through SSF’s affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International & Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the firm is able to be locally based while having a global reach, which ultimately enables SSF to be a highly competitive option for buyers and seller in the resort and mountain real estate market. SSF has 27 offices located throughout the Vail Valley, Summit County and now Roaring Fork Valley. For more information on Slifer, Smith, and Frampton, please visit www.vailrealestate.com

About East West Hospitality
East West Hospitality oversees over $2 billion in managed assets including residential and commercial properties, vacation rental programs, retail and food and beverage operations, resort hotels and homeowner associations with an expert team of more than 1,300 employees. Led by CEO, Colleen Weiss-Hanen, East West Hospitality strives to be the most trusted hospitality services company and employer of choice built on genuine and enduring relationships. It is the mission of East West Hospitality to be the leader in hospitality services by being transparent, collaborative, and simplifying the complex. We believe in doing the right thing for each other, our community, our environment, and those we serve. We make this happen by creating value and sharing our passion for hospitality in the places where we live, work and thrive. East West Hospitality is based in Avon, Colorado and operates in Vail, Beaver Creek, Snowmass and Denver, Colorado; Park City, Utah; Lake Tahoe, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Mauna Kea, Hawaii. For more information on East West Hospitality, please visit www.eastwest.com

Pictured Left to Right: Tyler Stonum; Johnny Pfeiffer, President and Employing Broker of Slifer Smith & Frampton; Kristin Tootle, Director of Marketing of East West Partners; Harry Frampton Founder, Chairman; Susan Frampton; Jean Shearon, CFO of East West Partners; Yvette Frampton; Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners; Amy Cara, Managing Partner of East West Partners; and, David Booth General Manager of East West Urban Management

By |2019-05-14T18:38:21+00:00May 10th, 2019|East West News|Comments Off on 2019 Top Workplace in Colorado

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Meetings Today magazine recognized the steadfast management and leadership of women within our industry.

The female leaders highlighted in this article have proven their presence as a positive force within their high level roles and trusted authority. Out of the four dedicated influencers highlighted, one of our very own was acknowledged.

Congratulations to Kristen Pryor,  General Manager of our Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon, Colorado on receiving such accolades!

As noted in the article, Kristen had spear headed and launched a healthcare provider partnership between four Vail Valley healthcare providers. This makes possible the availability of a variety of benefits to patients. What an incredible step.

We are proud to have Kristen leading our East West Team at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, as well as her influential presence reaching throughout the company. Pryor’s constructive impact is respected and appreciated.

Check out this article to learn more about what the Westin’s program includes, thanks to Kristen and her team at the Westin.


By |2019-03-08T23:36:21+00:00March 8th, 2019|East West News|Comments Off on International Women’s Day

Mauna Kea Resort Management Contract

East West Hospitality awarded management contract for residences at Hawai’i’s Mauna Kea Resort

Steve Dowling promoted to General Manager overseeing 35 luxurious  residences and 85 homecare residences

Vail, CO. (July 24, 2018) East West Hospitality is pleased to announce its management engagement with Mauna Kea Resort on the Island of Hawai’i, Hawai’i.

In partnership with Prince Resorts Hawaii, East West Hospitality will lead Mauna Kea Resort’s property management division, which is being rebranded as the Mauna Kea Residences.

Located on the Kohala Coast of the “Big Island,” the iconic Mauna Kea Resort is comprised of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – an Autograph Collection by Marriott, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and two championship golf courses. Originally opened in 1965, the Mauna Kea Resort is owned by Japan’s Seibu Holdings.

Mauna Kea Residences currently manages 35 residences within Mauna Kea Resort along with an additional 85 residences in the homecare program.  The luxurious residences range from 2 to 7-bedroom condos, townhomes and estates, many offering private pools, lanai spaces for outdoor relaxation and panoramic ocean, golf course and mountain views.

Owner and guest amenities include exclusive access to two pristine Big Island beaches, two stunning pools, the award-winning seaside tennis club, two fitness centers,  two golf courses and several exceptional restaurants as well as The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, which offers a combination of Balinese and Hawaii-inspired therapies.

To lead the Mauna Kea Residences, East West Hospitality has promoted Steve Dowling to serve as the Director of Property Management Services & General Manager. Dowling previously served as General Manager for the Canyons Grand Summit  Owners Association in Park City, Utah.

For more information on the Mauna Kea Residences, please visit www.maunakearesortrentals.com.

Based in Colorado, East West Hospitality has more than 30 years of success in real estate and property and association management. The company currently manages 85 homeowner associations for more than 15,000 individual owners and operates in Vail, Beaver Creek and Snowmass Village in Colorado, Lake Tahoe, California, Park City, Utah and Charleston, South Carolina, along with Hawaii. With more than $2 billion in assets under management, East West Hospitality prides itself on offering optimal results for owners and genuine hospitality with hotel-like services in vacation rentals.

For more information on East West Hospitality, please visit www.eastwesthospitality.com.

Media contact:
Julie Dunn
303.522.2659 or julie@dunncommunications.com

By |2018-07-31T21:45:21+00:00July 31st, 2018|East West News|Comments Off on Mauna Kea Resort Management Contract

Sabbatical Leave Program

Colorado’s East West rolling out 4-week

Sabbatical Leave program to long-term employees

Vail, CO. (April 3, 2018) – Colorado’s East West family of companieswhich includes East West Hospitality, East West Partners, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eye Pieces and Resort Deliveryis excited to be rolling out a Sabbatical Leave Program open to all full-time employees who have been with the company for at least 10 years.

Open to both hourly and salaried employees, the Sabbatical Program features four continuous weeks of Paid Sabbatical Leave, in additional to the employee’s current paid vacation time.

East West currently has more than 1,300 employees nationwide; more than 125 employees are currently eligible for this program.

“We believe this program will allow our team members to thrive in both their personal and professional lives,” said Harry Frampton, Chairman and Founding Partner at East West.  “We want our employees to take time to do what feeds their soul – whether that’s spending time with their families, taking that long-awaited excursion, volunteering in the community or learning a new skill. This time is meant to be spent on their personal well-being and achieving personal goals so they return rejuvenated, refreshed and re-energized.”

Employees will be eligible for another Sabbatical seven year after their previous Sabbatical ends.

In 2017, East West raised its starting minimum wage to $15 per hour for all hourly employees in most markets, well in excess of Colorado’s current minimum wage of $10.20 per hour.

“We believe in treating our employees as our most important asset and that this Sabbatical program, combined with our generous benefits programs and recent minimum wage adjustment, round out our intention to deliver on that promise,” said Frampton.

“Creating an employment experience centered on work-life balance is at the center of our culture.”

East West has developed and sold more than $10 billion of real estate since it was founded in Beaver Creek in 1986.

East West Partners is devoted to building, selling, managing, and supporting high-quality real estate and life experiences. Current projects include the Union Station Neighborhood and Riverfront Park in downtown Denver

East West Hospitality offers a variety of luxury mountain lodging in Colorado’s Vail, Beaver Creek and Snowmass Village along with Lake Tahoe, California.  The company currently manages 85 homeowner associations for more than 15,000 individual owners. With more than $2 billion in assets under management, the company prides itself on offering genuine hospitality with hotel-like services in vacation residences.

East West Hospitality recently began managing the Solaris Residences, a 22-unit luxury property, Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa and the Lodge Tower, all located the heart of the Vail Village. The company also holds the property management contract for The Lion, a new Vail luxury residential development which opened in June 2017.

East West Hospitality also owns Eye Pieces of Vail, which features five boutique locations across the Vail Valley offering the world’s finest glasses, sunglasses, and goggles, and Resort Delivery, a convenient grocery delivery service available at six ski resorts, five private communities and over 75 lodging properties in Colorado as well manages Edwards Station, a Gas Station, Convenience Store and Car Wash located in Edwards.

Slifer Smith & Frampton is a leading boutique real estate firm with brokers in Colorado’s Vail Valley, Summit County and Denver.

For more information, please visit http://jobs.eastwestdh.com, www.eastwestdh.com, www.vailrealestate.com or  www.ewpartners.com.

Company contact:

Nicole Greener, Director of Human Resources

970-790-2007 or ngreener@eastwestdh.com

Media contact:

Julie Dunn

303.522.2659 or julie@dunncommunications.com

By |2018-07-18T18:35:50+00:00July 18th, 2018|East West News|Comments Off on Sabbatical Leave Program

East West Hospitality named “Business of the Year”

East West Hospitality named “Business of the Year” by the Vail Valley Partnership

Avon, Colorado (May 16, 2018)East West Hospitality is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2017 “Business of the Year” by the Vail Valley Partnership at the recent Success Awards.

This 15th annual event recognizes Eagle County businesses that have excelled over the past year and acknowledges their hard work and dedication as the best in the Vail Valley.

Every day, the EWH team provides genuine hospitality to guests and fellow employees while providing optimal results to property owners. It is a local and collaborative approach with a far reach that supports this honor and award.

Major EWH initiatives for 2017 included:

  • EWH implemented a starting minimum wage to $15 per hour for all hourly employees, well in excess of Colorado’s minimum of $10.20 per hour. This move positively impacted more than 300 employees in the Vail Valley.
  • EWH added the Solaris Residences, Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa and Lodge Tower to its Vail luxury portfolio.
  • EWH was awarded the management contract for The Lion, Vail’s newest luxury residential development that opened in June 2017.

“We are thrilled to earn this important recognition from the Vail Valley Partnership,” said EWH President & CEO Colleen Weiss-Hanen. “What truly sets East West Hospitality apart is the dedication of our more than 1,400 associates to providing genuine hospitality to our homeowners and guests.”

Strong community involvement has long been an important value for EWH. The company supported several Vail Valley non-profits in 2017, including:

  • EWH worked with the Cycle Effect to create and fund a college scholarship program for the program that uses mountain biking, education and mentoring to build self-esteem and improve fitness for at-risk young women.
  • More than 700 EWH employees are personally involved with more than 70 Vail Valley community organizations, including the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, the Education Foundation of Eagle County, Vail Valley Foundation, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the Vail Rotary, the Bright Future Foundation, Pink Vail, Walking Mountains Science Center, Roundup River Ranch and Bravo Vail!

EWH is dedicated to supporting the health & wellness of its employees through the Mountains of Wellness initiative, which includes a comprehensive program of Quarterly Wellness Trainings, Monthly Lunch & Learns, Weekly Manager Tips, Weekly Health Tips, and Weekly Recipes.

EWH employees who participate in the company-sponsored health insurance have access to the Viverae Health Management System, which includes on-site biometric health screenings and assessments annually.  This initiative has resulted in consistent improvement in employee overall health scores.

EWH has been long-committed to being an environmental leader. A number of its managed properties – including The Ascent, Eagle Point, Eye Pieces, Falcon Point, Highlands Lodge, Poste Montane Lodge, Vail Spa and The Wren – have been certified by the Vail Valley’s Actively Green program, a partnership with the global non-profit Sustainable Travel.   EWH is an ongoing sponsor of the Walking Mountains Sustainable Film Series.

Additionally, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has honored EWH and Eagle Point, Falcon Point, Vail Spa Condominiums, Poste Montane Lodge and The Wren at Vail as Gold Leaders and The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa as Bronze Achiever.

New for 2018, the company recently launched a Sabbatical Leave Program for all full-time employees who have been the company for 10 years.  It features 4 continuous weeks of Paid Sabbatical Leave in addition to the employee’s current paid vacation time with eligibility for another Sabbatical 7 years later.

Based in Colorado, East West Hospitality has more than 30 years of success in a diversity of businesses including association, rental and property management, hotels, spas, fitness, restaurants, and retail operations. EWH actively manages over 85 Homeowner Associations and more than 2,500 units with over 1,300 employees in Colorado, Utah, South Carolina, California, and Hawaii.  EWH is honored to provide a comprehensive collection of condominiums, townhouses, luxury homes, and hotels within its vacation rental program.  With more than $2 billion in assets under management, East West Hospitality prides itself on offering optimal results for owners and genuine hospitality to our guests and employees.

For more information, please visit www.eastwesthospitality.com.

VVP Success Awards

By |2018-05-18T16:20:45+00:00May 18th, 2018|East West News|Comments Off on East West Hospitality named “Business of the Year”

Vail’s SOLARIS RESIDENCES awarded Four-Star rating from 2018 Forbes Travel Guide

Luxury accommodations in the heart of Colorado’s Vail Village offer lavish Studio – 4-bedroom mountain residences, helpful Personal Assistants, slopeside ski storage, pool, spa & more

VAIL, Colo. (March 5, 2018) – Solaris Residences – luxury accommodations in the heart of Colorado’s Vail Village – is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Four-Star ranking for 2018 by the Forbes Travel Guide.

Forbes calls Solaris a “haven for skiers” in a “brilliant Vail Village location,” describing the property as “everything you could desire when it comes to amenities. Take a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub, indulge in a massage in one of the three spa treatment rooms with soaking tubs.” With a fitness center, valet parking and heated underground parking, “the Solaris Residences makes a Vail ski escapade easy.”

Located in the heart of the Vail Village, Solaris offers spacious accommodations ranging from Studios to lavish four-bedroom plus den residences, adorned with floor-to-ceiling mountain views, stone fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, hardwood and hand-hewn stone floors, cherry finishes; expansive baths; climate-controlled wine storage and more.
Solaris residents and guests enjoy complimentary slopeside ski storage at Gondola One and private Vail-area shuttle service by Cadillac Escalade.
Solaris offers all guests the opportunity to fully customize their vacation experience with its unique Personal Assistants program. More than a concierge, Solaris’ Personal Assistants are ready to make each and every guests’ stay a spectacular one, by not only proactively contacting guests prior to arrival to take care of simple tasks such as pre-arrival grocery shopping, dinner reservations and arranging local childcare, but also to determine what would make their stays truly special and memorable, and delivering those unique amenities or experiences to each guest.

The Shops at Solaris offer guests incredible access to exemplary cuisine, including the world-renowned Matsuhisa restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Solaris is also home to Böl, a lively bowling alley and full-service restaurant & bar serving casual fare and CinéBistro, Vail’s only high-end movie theater. Other outlets include several fine art galleries, Betteridge Jewelers, the Alaska Fur Gallery, Luca Bruno, Skipper & Scout, Gray Salt, Formation, Tommy Bowers Ski, North Face, Mountain Cupcakes and Vail Brewing Company.

In the winter months, families can enjoy the 6,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice skating arena at Solaris; in the summer – the vibrant public plaza hosts numerous festivals, concerts and cultural events, including the Vail Farmers’ Market, Taste of Vail and the GoPro Mountain Games.

Solaris Residences are managed by East West Destination Hospitality, the authority in providing luxury mountain lodging, with Colorado destinations including Vail, Beaver Creek, and Snowmass Village and Lake Tahoe, California. By offering genuine hospitality with hotel-like services in vacation residences, East West Destination Hospitality excels at creating enduring relationships with travelers that are passionate about the mountain lifestyle.

For more information or to book your Solaris stay, please visit www.solarisvail.com or call 970-476-9000.

By |2018-03-07T20:46:57+00:00March 7th, 2018|East West News|Comments Off on Vail’s SOLARIS RESIDENCES awarded Four-Star rating from 2018 Forbes Travel Guide