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Vail to Co-Manage Hilton's Yarrow Hotel in Park City

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  Site Where: 1800 Park Avenue [map], Park City, Utah , United States, 84060
April 9, 2015 at 10:35 AM | by | ()

Vail Resorts continued its recent growth spurt in Park City with the announcement that it will dip its hand into the hotel scene. After acquiring two ski hills in Park City, Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, Vail decided to combine the two and form the largest ski area in North America. Now, they have acquired their first off-mountain property in town, The Yarrow Resort Hotel & Conference Center.

The Yarrow, a Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Park City, completed a full interior makeover of all 182 guest rooms and public areas, adding a larger bar and coffee shop. It's 12,000 square-feet of meeting and event space is probably attractive to Vail, but no specific plans or changes have been announced.

Vail Resorts is known nationally as the country's largest ski operator, but it is no stranger to the hotel industry. This is the second partnership it has had with Hilton, first joining forces in a 2011 agreement for the DoubleTree in Breckenridge. It manages three properties at Canyons Resort - the Grand Summit Hotel, Sundial Lodge, and Silverado Lodge - and others near and far, including Half Moon in Jamaica and Grand Teton Lodge Company in Wyoming.

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St. Regis Deer Valley Has Pricey Volant Skis On Hand For Guests to Demo

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  Site Where: 2300 Deer Valley Drive East [map], Park City, Utah , United States, 84060
January 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM | by | ()

The St. Regis Deer Valley, one of Park City’s most chi-chi properties, announced it has partnered up with Volant Skis, a brand known for constructing its skis with stainless steel caps. In doing so, it becomes the only resort in North America where guests can rent these high-tech skis.

And of course, where there's a new partnership, a new package is not far behind. Indeed, St. Regis has just launched the “Glamour of Skiing” package that includes accommodations, lift tickets, and a ski demo package of Volant skis, which themselves go for about $1,000.

We love to see these kinds of ski packages from hotels. They make the whole idea of a ski vacation much easier, simplifying the process of obtaining accommodations, rentals, and lift tickets. But in this case, unfortunately, with a four-night minimum and a starting rate of $1,250 per night, the Glamour of Skiing is something we won’t be able to experience.

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Skate with a Sochi Speedskater at the Waldorf Astoria Park City

Where: 2100 Frostwood Boulevard [map], Park City, UT, United States
February 10, 2014 at 5:04 PM | by | ()

While lots of hotels are cashing in on the Winter Olympics spirit with speciality cocktails and patriotic packages, the Waldorf Astoria Park City is actually bringing a bit of the Sochi Olympics to its guests.

One of their valet staffers, Patrick Meek, just competed for the U.S. National Speedskating team over the weekend (He finished 20th in the 5000 meters race.) And now guests can book a lesson with Meek while staying at the hotel. The lesson lasts for two hours and costs $120. Rates at the hotel start at $839 for a king bed with a gas fireplace this weekend. (Meek will probably be back at the hotel in a few weeks.)

Meek is employed at the hotel as part of the Hilton HHonors Team USA athlete career program, which works around his busy training schedule. Since Park City is a training ground for winter sports, the place is probably crawling with past, present and future Olympians. Learn more about Meek and the program in this video here.


[Photo via Patrick Meek/Facebook]

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The Ultimate Hotel Photo Gallery for Park City

January 31, 2014 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

The grand but totally comfortable, sink-back-into-an-armchair Vista lounge at Montage Deer Valley

Still can’t decide where to stay in Park City? Maybe one of these photos from the top hotels will change your mind.

[All Photos: Nina Kokotas Hahn]

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The Ultimate Survival Guide to Park City

January 30, 2014 at 10:28 AM | by | ()

She's a Park City beauty, that Washington School House

Hot on the heels of Sundance, home to three mega ski resorts and a favorite training grounds for many a winter Olympian, Park City, Utah has an allure like no other winter ski destination.

But if you’ve never made the trip, the options in PC—including countless hotels (and rentals) found everywhere from the charming downtown to slope side or mid-mountain—can be overwhelming.

Which ski mountain is right for you? Should you stay near the slopes, downtown or does it really matter? And what about the town ski lift (that’s right, Park City even has a ski lift from the downtown direct to Park City Mountain Resort)?

The first thing to know about Park City is that not only are there a multitude of lodging options, by and large, the options are very good. So, the question is less about finding a great hotel and more about finding the right hotel. For example, you want to spend après time around a fire, of course, but do you want to hang with the tots and roast marshmallows or toss back bourbon with the boys?

Just back from Park City, we canvassed the ski town from north to south to find the top hotels in the best locations, taking care to uncover all those little details that can make a hotel really special. And in keeping with the idea that there are different strokes for different folks, we came up with a list of favorite that speak to a variety of unique needs and wants.

The result of our efforts, the fruit of our hotel-loving loins: another must-have HotelChatter survival guide, this one for the powder-dusted mountain town of Park City, Utah.

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The Sky Lodge Kicks Off Sundance Film Festival With…Spinning Classes?

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  Site Where: 201 Heber Ave. [map], Park City, UT , United States
January 17, 2014 at 2:08 PM | by | ()

The Sundance Film Festival began yesterday and if you're looking for a hotel room, be prepared to shell out a lot of money just to rub shoulders with film producers, directors, agents, actors and the inevitable crop of reality TV stars. (However, HotelTonight is offering The Cliff Lodge a simple kind of hotel, for $249 a night. )

While most hotels use the festival to throw huge parties or open up lavish gifting suites, The Sky Lodge, an all-suite luxury note has gone a different route--by opening a pop-up Soul Cycle spinning studio.

Have you heard the buzz? SoulCycle is popping up at the Sundance Film Festival! That's right, we're packing up our yellow bikes and two rockstar instructors for a three-day cardio party in Park City, from Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19.

They even created a black and white "short" about the instructors and the yellow Soul Cycle. While the video won't win any awards, it does have some helpful information about the spinning classes. The blog also has the times and how to nab a seat (email SUNDANCE@SOUL-CYCLE.COM).

Meanwhile, the Sky Lodge is completely sold-out through January 27th. Next year, kiddos!

[Photo: SoulCycle]

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The Surf Lodge to Open The Snow Lodge in Park City (and Maybe New York City Too)

July 30, 2013 at 2:01 PM | by | ()

You may be enjoying the last few weeks of summer but we can't help ourselves. We're already thinking about snowy winterland escapes, specifically the new Snow Lodge coming to Park City from the folks behind the Surf Lodge in the Hamptons.

The 80 room ski lodge set to open in the Canyons Resort was announced back in January but we've heard that plans are still very much a "go" with a 2015 opening expected.

The Canyons area is home to some pretty swank properties already including the Waldorf-Astoria, The Grand Summit Hotel and the Silverado. But the Surf Lodge's founder Jayma Cardosa has promised a European apres ski vibe, unlike anything else in Park City. But if it's anything like the Surf Lodge in the Hamptons you can expect minimalist rooms and a big party scene. Oh and really high room rates. Rates in the summer for the Surf Lodge start around $500 a night. We can't imagine what they will be like Sundance Festival rolls around.

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Quite Possibly the Most Expensive Hotel Employee Uniforms We've Ever Seen

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  Site Where: 543 Park Avenue [map], Park City, Utah, United States, 84060
February 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM | by | ()

Remember your first retail or fast food job you were told part of your wages would go to your unattractive polyester uniform? Remember the collective "Oh, hell naw!" heard around the world? We know. BTDT. But perhaps the drama wouldn't have been that wide, if you'd been working for Washington School House?

See, the Park City, UT hotel just announced their staff will now wear designer winter uniforms by J Crew, including blingy jewelry and Ariat or Aquatalia riding boots, an outfit all said to be worth $500 (which they get to keep!).

Hmph, Burger King sure never put out that kindness into our threads. No, sir!

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Penny-Pinching "Papa John" Has Property, But St. Regis Park City's Selling Specials

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  Site Where: 2300 Deer Valley Drive East [map], Park City, Utah, United States, 84060
February 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM | by | ()

When you first pull into Deer Valley, you'll probably notice the funicular cruising up the hillside. Most devices of the sort found in Park City are centered around skiing, but this one doesn't service any bunny slopes or extreme terrain -- it's how guests of The St. Regis Deer Valley access the hotel.

We suppose the grandeur makes sense given that the current rates for the St. Regis start at over $1000 a night (or 25,000 Starpoints) for a Superior room. That's some serious coin!

The hotel consists of 67 condo suites available for rent and 26 others that are privately owned. The residential units are on the top four floors and accessible via private elevator. Who makes their (second) home at the St. Regis? John Schnatter, better known as Papa John of Papa John's Pizza. We're not sure what he paid, but perhaps this investment is a reason why he's pinching his pizza pennies these days.

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These Hotels Help Mend Your Man Heart Before Valentine's Day

Where: Various Hotels, United States
January 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM | by | ()

It seems cliche, but it happens every year -- people get straight up dumped around the holidays.

And what happens? You grit your teeth through Santa's hearty laughter, thinking about all the fun you should have been having. Soon you're kiss-less at the strike of midnight on New Year's Eve, and when you wake from this misery, Valentine's Day is looming around the corner. Crap.

Well, we feel your pain (seriously, we were tossed recently, too). And so do hotels, so they're offering what we refer to as "Lonely-Hearts Packages" (many dressed up as "Guys Getaways").

Here's a rundown of some ideas to pitch to your good buddies. Remember to play up how much your heart hurts and give them the proper guilt trip to come along and get you back in the game. You would do it for them!

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We Predict The Washington School House Hotel Will Soon Have a Waiting List

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  Site Where: 543 Park Avenue [map], Park City, UT, United States, 84060
December 15, 2011 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

There's a new hotel opening in Park City later this month but with only 12 guest rooms in the middle of downtown, you can forget about booking it for the Sundance. That said, when the ski season and film festival fervor dies down a bit, the Washington School House will be a cool place to stay.

The hotel is, as its name implies, one of the last original school houses in the United States, originally built in 1889 with quarried limestone. It's even listed on the National Historic Registry. Yet approval was given for a hotel to be created within its original structure and the result is 12 shishi guestrooms with crisp white Pratesi linens on the beds, fancy antique furniture and heated bathroom floors.

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Now is Probably a Good Time to Book Your Hotel Room for Sundance

November 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM | by | ()

Usually, we aren't talking hotels for the Sundance Film Festival until Santa Claus has made his way down the chimney but we realized now might actually be a good time to book your hotel room.

The festival is happening this year from January 19-29 as always in Park City, Utah. The festival's website is encouraging guests to book through their site and save up to 25 percent off on lodging. The festival is also offering a Best Rate Guarantee meaning if you see a better rate, they promise to match it. And if you book through them, they will give you two free movie vouchers with each room booking.

So what's on offer?

Checking rooms for January 19-25, we found some really good options. There was the Yarrow Resort (one mile from Main Street), a popular spot for after parties and meetings and such, at $489 a night. The Sky Lodge on Main Street was open too but at an eye-watering $1,700 a night. That's because it's the official hotel of the festival. But hey, availability is availability right? And we can't forget about their waterfall bathtubs.

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