EMP Winter House in partnership with American Express Set to Open on December 15 at Chefs Club at The St. Regis in Aspen, CO


EMP Winter House in partnership with American Express Set to Open on December 15 at Chefs Club at The St. Regis in Aspen, CO

American Express® Card Members Have Exclusive Access to Reservations Starting on November 15

November 5, 2018

Following two successful summers in the Hamptons at EMP Summer House, American Express (NYSE: AXP) and the Make It Nice team are joining forces again to bring the first EMP Winter House to Aspen, CO. EMP Winter House in partnership with American Express will be located at Chefs Club at The St. Regis and will be open from December 15, 2018 through April 6, 2019. Reservations for the new pop-up restaurant will open exclusively for American Express Card Members on November 15th.

As a more casual outpost of New York’s iconic Eleven Madison Park, EMP Winter House in partnership with American Express will offer an à la carte menu inspired by Chef Daniel Humm’s upbringing in Switzerland. The menu will feature dishes such as Smoked Trout Toast, Veal Schnitzel, and Fondue, as well as an extensive wine list with over 250 wines. In addition to the daily dinner menu, the restaurant will offer an Après Ski menu with seasonal snacks and beverages each afternoon.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with American Express again to launch the first-ever EMP Winter House in Aspen,” said Will Guidara, restaurateur and co-owner of Make It Nice. “After two consecutive summers in East Hampton at EMP Summer House, and with the opportunity to tap into Daniel’s Swiss roots, it was a no-brainer to bring the experience to an exciting winter destination and Aspen is the perfect place to do it.”

Echoing Guidara’s sentiments, Chef Daniel Humm shared that “Each creation on the EMP Winter House menu hits so close to home for me personally. To be able to share these dishes with guests as they dine in Aspen is incredibly special.”

In addition to being the only form of credit card payment accepted at EMP Winter House, American Express Card Members will also get exclusive access to reservations at EMP Winter House. Card Members can make reservations for tables in the indoor dining room, or private large format dining experiences in a newly constructed Yurt Village, located in the restaurant’s courtyard. American Express, Will Guidara, and Chef Humm have also curated exclusive experiences and events for Platinum Card® Members as an extension of Humm’s participation in the American Express Global Dining Collection. The first being a By Invitation Only event on December 14th to celebrate opening weekend by giving Platinum Card Members a first look and taste of the EMP Winter House before it opens to the public.

“Like our Card Members, we are passionate about dining and are proudly supportive of the culinary industry,” said Chris Cracchiolo, SVP, Global Benefits and Loyalty at American Express. “This is why we have continued to build upon our relationship with Eleven Madison Park and Chef Humm to bring this unique dining experience and special access to our Card Members this winter at the EMP Winter House in Aspen.”

Reservations for tables December 15th through January 31st, 2018 will be available exclusively to American Express Card Members at www.EMPWinterHouse.com and for Platinum Card Members through the Platinum Concierge starting on November 15th at 12:00pm EST. Additional reservations will become available on the following dates:

  • On January 1, 2019: reservations open for February 1 - February 28, 2019
  • On February 1, 2019: reservations open for March 1 - April 6, 2019

A $50 non-refundable deposit per person is required for all reservations, which will be applied to the final dining bill. Large format reservations are available for pre-purchase.

For more information about the EMP Winter House in partnership with American Express visit www.EMPWinterHouse.com.


Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara are the owners of Make It Nice, a hospitality group that currently includes Eleven Madison Park, NoMad New York, NoMad Los Angeles, NoMad Las Vegas, The NoMad Bar and Made Nice. Humm, a native of Switzerland, earned his first Michelin star at the age of 24. Guidara grew up in Sleepy Hollow, NY and has been immersed in the restaurant industry since the age of 13.

In 2006, the duo became Executive Chef and General Manager at Eleven Madison Park and went on to purchase the restaurant from Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group in 2011. Over the course of their tenure, Eleven Madison Park has received numerous accolades, including six James Beard Foundation Awards, three Michelin Stars and and a top spot on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

In 2012, they opened NoMad New York, which has garnered three stars from The New York Times, one Michelin Star, and a James Beard Foundation Award. In 2014, they opened The NoMad Bar, which has earned a top spot on The World’s Best Bar list. Earlier this year they opened their first West Coast outpost, NoMad Los Angeles, in January 2018. The team’s newest addition is NoMad Las Vegas, which opened its doors in October 2018.

Humm and Guidara have also co-authored four cookbooks, Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook; I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes; The NoMad Cookbook, and Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter.


Eleven Madison Park is a contemporary American restaurant from Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. Recently named the #1 Restaurant in the World by The World’s 50 Best, the restaurant serves a seasonal tasting menu that draws inspiration from local New York culture, history, and ingredients with a focus on gracious service. Eleven Madison Park is part of Make It Nice, a hospitality group which includes NoMad New York, NoMad Los Angeles, and Made Nice.

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