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Four Hotels to Visit for Memorial Day Weekend

May 11, 2011 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like only yesterday we were granted a three-day holiday respite thanks to Easter, and now it's almost Memorial Day weekend. That means two things: summer is almost here and it's a prime time to score a travel deal. While you'll have to wait for the former, we've helped you out with the latter by scouring for some good hotel deals that will entice you to get away.

Check out our top four Memorial Day deals after the jump.

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Six Last-Minute Ski Hotels That You Can Actually Afford

February 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Lake Tahoe last week, from the Hyatt Regency

The ultimate ski weekend of the year is almost upon us, with Presidents' Day fast approaching on February 21. And while the slopes are almost always packed—and some hotels we checked are already fully booked—we managed to find a few deals still floating around.

Ski.com reports that Park City, Utah's Courchevel, part of Deer Valley, has rooms discounted from the usual $325 to $260 when you book at least four nights. The Best Western Landmark Inn in Park City has rooms for the weekend for under $200 with a non-refundable internet booking rate. And Park City Crash Pads, an achingly hip management company that's putting hotel-style branding on area rentals, has rooms for as low as $109 a night.

The Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont has rooms for $199 over the holiday. Killington's Greenbrier Inn has rooms for $156 a night while the Snowed Inn (ha) is at $192 a night for the long weekend.

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Ski Bunnies, Pack Your Mink Booties Because The Montage Deer Valley Opens Today

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  Site Where: 9100 Marsac Avenue [map], Park City, UT, United States, 84060-4680
December 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Lookie here! A hotel that opened earlier than expected!

Christmas came early for those of you looking to getaway to Park City as the Montage Deer Valley opens today. Previously, the hotel was expected to open on December 15..

Rates are still very high at $695 a night for this weekend but we've noticed this rate is a special Montage Memories rate which aside from a room includes breakfast daily for two (a $50 credit) and nightly valet parking. Not keen on making Montage Memories? You can opt for the regular rate of $675 a night but that would be foolish as the Memories rate is a better deal.

And yes, the hotel is still sold-out for Sundance.

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The Montage Deer Valley to Open on December 15 at $675 a Night

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  Site Where: 9100 Marsac Avenue [map], Park City, UT, United States, 84060-4680
November 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Well it's a Montage Hotel, did you really expect lower room rates?

The Montage Deer Valley has stayed true to its December 2010 opening date and in hitting up the hotel's website today we see that the luxury ski resort in Park City will open on December 15 with rooms starting at $675 a night for a Resort king or two queens.

Prices go up from there but only the view changes as all of the standard rooms start at a generous 600sq.ft. with separate sitting areas, gas fireplaces, deep soaking tubs in the bath and heated floors. A Vista room gives you views of the resort grounds and mountains for $755 a night while the Peak rooms give you panoramic views of the ski slope or valleys for $835 a night.

But once you enter the suite category, that's when the rooms jump to a whopping 1,050-1,200sq.ft. with living and dining areas, fireplaces and 1.75 baths. Those start at $995 a night on December 15.

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Five Father's Day Hotels that Will Make Dad Happy

June 10, 2010 at 4:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hopefully, it's been a long time since you gifted dad with a homemade card or paper tie for Father's Day. Make up for your colored-outside-of-the-lines DIY gifts and honor your dad with a hotel getaway. Whether he likes fishing, spa-ing or grilling meat, we've rounded up some of the best offerings out there for your pops. Forget the craft project and let someone else do all of the work this year.

Check out our top five picks for dear old dad after the jump.

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The Sky Lodge's Bar To Star As Another Bar at Sundance this Sunday

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  Site Where: 201 Heber Avenue [map], Park City , UT, United States, 84068
January 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Imagine this room is gold, and that the guy at the bar is Orlando Bloom.

So, Sundance started today. If you’re a movie buff, stalker, fashion publicist, or a member of the paparazzi, you probably knew that. If you don’t happen to be au fait with the Sundance tradition of screenings, glam ski gear, swag, and parties, let us fill you in: it’s all pretence. Even the parties are playing make believe this year. Case in point, Sunday night’s “Funday” party at Park City’s Sky Lodge.

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The Sundance Film Festival Might Be 'Over' But Rooms Are Sold-Out

January 8, 2010 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (4)

The "casting couch" at the Dakota Mountain Lodge will cost you close to $1,000 a night during Sundance.

The wise famewhore guru that is Perez Hilton has declared the Sundance Film Festival "over" and the festival that has taken its place is now South by Southwest (SXSW).

Nevertheless, celebs and film makers are still headed to Park City for the festival on January 21st. And we got a request from a reader to find a reasonably priced room for Sundance for two people for the first weekend.

Sadly, we don't have great news. As usual, The Park City Marriott, the festival's official hotel, and the popular Yarrow Hotel, are sold-out. And there are now only two hotels that are listed on the film festival's website as having availability:

· Fox Point at Redstone : Rooms start at a steep $439 a night but if you book a rezzie for four nights or longer, your last night is free (will be credited at check-out.)
· Chateau at Silver Lake: Located in Deer Valley but only a few miles from Main Street, rooms are a hefty $599 a night.

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Spoiled Ski Bunnies Will Have to Wait Until 2010 for Montage Deer Valley

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  Site Where: 9100 Marsac Avenue [map], Park City, UT, United States, 84060-4680
October 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

One of our favorite vacations ever was the "Saints & Sinners" tour of 2006 when we drove from Central Cali to Las Vegas for two nights of indulgence and debauchery. From there, we drove to its polar opposite destination, Southern Utah, and went off the grid, car-camping for a week. Thankfully, we packed enough vino to overcome Utah’s wackadoodle liquor laws.

In a stroke of genius, the fine state of Utah relaxed ‘em slightly this summer, banning the state’s stupid private member club only system after a 40-year run of complete and utter absurdity.

LDS and liquor laws aside, there are few places in the country as naturally stunning as Utah. So, we soaked up every second of leaf-changing beauty when we were in Park City last weekend. We checked out the hotel scene of course, but we thought it was important to let you know this first: construction is moving along a-okay at the Montage Deer Valley and all signs say "yes" for its December opening. As in December 2010.

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The Dakota Mountain Lodge Opens at $139 a Night With a Surprisingly Useful Resort Fee

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  Site Where: 2100 Frostwood Boulevard [map], Park City, UT, United States, 84098
August 7, 2009 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (3)

A suite at the Dakota Mountain Lodge.

The Waldorf-Astoria Collection has been snapping up and renovating properties left and right but now the first new hotel has opened, The Dakota Mountain Lodge in super swanky Park City, Utah. Detes on the guestrooms come courtesy of the press release we just got:

Guestrooms are finished with custom designed furniture, natural colors and rich interiors to create a casual yet sophisticated retreat. Available in king or queen rooms, each room is designed with a gas fireplace, 42” HDTV, spacious bath with jetted tubs and/or steam showers, and private patio or balcony. Suites are one-to-four-bedroom, some loft style, and feature large gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertop.

We headed over to the hotel website right quick and sadly saw that the website was sort of malfunctioning. (It's now working properly.) Thus we called the reservations line at 1-866-279-0843 and the reservations agent gave us a quote of $139 a night for a king bedroom tonight. There's also a $25 resort fee, but this one actually seems to give you something for your money. It includes in-room internet access, free coffee and tea in-room, access to the Golden Door Spa fitness center and group fitness classes, complimentary parking and complimentary ski and golf valet service.

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Take the Funicular to St. Regis Deer Crest Resort

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  Site Where: 2300 Deer Valley Drive East [map], Park City, UT, United States
July 22, 2009 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

We don’t usually think much about ski season in July, except maybe when it’s so hot and sticky that we try the ol’ “think cold” mind trick game to cool down. But we hear the new St. Regis Deer Crest Resort is inching closer to a fall opening, which is exciting enough to convince us to look ahead to ski bunny time.

Just last week, the fancypants Deer Valley resort installed a 500-foot-high funicular — reportedly the first and only at a North American ski resort — to scale the vertical space between the resort’s Snow Park Building at the mountain’s base and the primary hotel building. Flown in from Switzerland, the funicular cabins were installed using a 500-ton crane. And get this: The ride takes just 90 seconds, proffering quick-as-a-flash panoramas of the valley.

St. Regis Deer Crest assures us that it’s “bound to be the most well-appointed mode of transportation at any mountain resort.” We’re sure it will be, considering the resort is Utah’s first five-star branded luxury resort. Lucky for all us non five-star guests, the funicular will be free for guests as well as non-guests. Of course, they’d just love it if you stuck around and explored Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new J&G Grill, or maybe the 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa, or the 3,000-bottle wine bar.

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Still Wanna Go to Sundance? There Are Some Options

January 13, 2009 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

Every year when the Sundance Film Festival rolls into Park City, Utah, we get an email from someone within the Marriott Summit Watch on Main Street offering up their time shares for the week. And this year is no different.

Two bedroom villas are available for four nights for a rather good price of $600. These villas can sleep eight people and are located at the base of the Town Lift, right near all the Sundance events.

On site amenities include an indoor/outdoor heated pool, four whirlpool spas, an organized and comprehensive activities program for children and adults, a restaurant, and an exercise facility.

The villas are available from January 16-25. If you're hard up for a Sundance rental, contact Jim Swartz at jswartsr@aol.com.

Outside of timeshares, the popular Stein Erikson Lodge has a room open but it's through Craigslist which can sometimes be an iffy situation. The dates are Jan. 16-19 and price is on request.

The Yarrow Resort, an official Sundance Hotel, has rooms open on the tail-end of the festival from Jan. 21-23 at $229 a night for a deluxe king guestroom. Also available for the same rate is a deluxe double queen room. So if Sundance still matters to you, there is a way to get there.

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Where to Score Last-Minute Rooms for Sundance 2009

January 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

Newpark Resort

Sundance Film Festival is right around the corner (January 15-29), and if you were planning to hit up Park City to take it all in, there may still be hope of finding a room even this far out. The LA Times reports that occupancy has been down 15% to 25% in PC this winter — which means bad things for Park City and its hotels, but it could mean good things for you in terms of deals and availability.

According to LAT, the brand new upscale Newpark Resort, the community's newest upscale hotel, is offering flat room rates all the way through the end of March #151; including the dates of the film fest. Standard rooms are going for only $129 a night, and one-bedroom suites (including a hot tub and kitchen!) are going for $169. For real.

LAT's Sundance article also mentions Silver King Hotel, offering a free pair of Rossignol skis, poles and bindings with the purchase of a seven-night stay.

And finally, if you're desperate, allow us to point you toward an offer we found on good ol' Craigslist for the Park City Marriott (which, as far as we can see, has no availability for at least the first weekend of Sundance right now):

1 room at the park city marriott for the first weekend of the sundance film festival. checkin january 16th 2009, checkout january 19th 2009. two queen beds. for $500, i will transfer the room to your name. you will be responsible for the normal room charges (approx $450/night) and obviously any other charges during your stay.

Just a friendly reminder to always check out the room scalpers on Craigslist as a last resort — you may find some gems.