When developers started thinking about one of the first new hotels to be built in Vail Village since the seventies, they called RockResorts, which has a long history of delivering boutique accommodations, from Aspen's Hotel Jerome to Santa Fe's La Posada. Arrabelle's 36 rooms and 50 condos, which open steps from Vail's gondola in January, will feature canopy beds, in-room martini bars, floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors leading onto balconies, and marble bathrooms with deep cast-iron tubs. From the rooftop hot tubs, which have front-row seats to the alpenglow, it takes one turn of the head to procure vodka tonics from wandering servers, and for dinner reservations there's a private concierge on each floor. Of course, if you can tear yourself away from all this, those classic Vail bowls await. Doubles from $850; arrabelle.com
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