Aspen: The Call of the Wild

From The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 21, 1990. The sun first peeks over the Continental Divide just after six on New Years Day, and partic­ularly at this hour, it seems there could be no more beautiful place on earth than the Roaring Fork Valley—red-tinged clay, bright white snow and a pure blue in the […]

Unmasking the Mysterious Mohamed Hadid

March 1988 – Regardies: The Business of Wadhington, by Harry Jaffe THE FIRST TIME Mohamed Anwar Hadid set foot in Aspen, he felt almost weightless. He stepped out of a Citation jet, took a deep breath of the crisp mountain air, and marveled at the wonders that surrounded him: the big sky, the jagged peaks, […]

Buy High, Sell Higher

Continental Profiles, by Jeff Shear Developer Mohamed Hadid’s quest for the best. There’s no question that Mohamed Hadid belongs here, in the posh precincts of the Jockey Club in the capital’s Ritz-Carlton hotel where power eaters do lunch: He owns the place—-the club, the hotel, and about $400 million of the surrounding Washington real estate. […]