Dancing Bear Aspen and Slifer Designs win Best New Resort Unit by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

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Dancing Bear Aspen's Interior Design by Slifer Designs wins a coveted ARDY Award at this year's annual gala for Best New Resort Unit. The project's mountain fusion look and feel is unique to the industry and sets new standards for private residence clubs throughout the nation.

"The interiors set a new standard in our industry for combining unusual materials with luxurious furnishings," said Frances Karsh, Interior Designer for Slifer Designs.

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The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) bestowed one of the top hospitality industry honors to Slifer Designs at the 2010 Awards Gala for the ARDY awards. Slifer Designs won in the New Resort Unit category for Dancing Bear Aspen, beating out three finalists for the Gold Award.

“Dancing Bear’s eclectic elegance makes it a very unique project, and we are honored to be recognized for this award,” said Frances Karsh, Interior Designer for Slifer Designs. “Our design team set out to create a distinctly different private residence club. The interiors set a new standard in our industry for combining unusual materials with luxurious furnishings.”

“It is thrilling to be chosen for this award by our peers,” said Yvonne Jacobs, President of Slifer Designs. “Our inspiration is the vacation homeowner – and knowing who our client is creates the driving factor in our selection process.

“We approached the design for Dancing Bear, as we do for every project, by thinking about who will be enjoying this and what memories they hope to take away with them. In this case, it is the sophisticated Aspen ski aficionado who is looking for a unique vacation experience,” Jacobs continued.

“The ARDA winner represents the ‘best of the best’ in the vacation ownership industry, “ said Howard Nusbaum, RRP, president and CEO of ARDA. “Selected by their peers, they set an example of personal and professional excellence for us all.”

Dancing Bear is a fusion of mountain modern design and eclectic elegance. Elements such as mohair, faux fur, silk, velvet and leather are used throughout the living room and bedrooms. Unusual finishes, such as acid washed copper inserts in the kitchen island built by Genesis Innovations, provide stunning accents. The islands harmonize with the copper entry doors, and are also in keeping with the exterior architectural copper accents.

For more information, visit http://www.sliferdesigns.com/portfolio/hospitality/interval-ownership/dancing-bear---aspen-co/.

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