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Above (l-r): Lobby at the Zermatt Resort & Spa, Utah; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
(photo credit: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort), Wyoming; Sun Valley Resort, Idaho
Next summer's grand opening of the Lodge
at Blue Sky, managed by the Auberge
Resorts Collection, is all the rave here.
The resort will offer 40 rooms set on 3,500
secluded acres at Blue Sky Utah with views
over the Wasatch Mountains. Activities such
as horseback riding and blue-ribbon flyfishing will be available for groups, as well as
tours of the nearby High West Distillery.
Other recent developments in Park
City include a $15 million renovation to The
Grand Summit Hotel, including its meeting
spaces, as it reopens under the RockResort
brand. Elsewhere, the five-star Stein Eriksen
Lodge is expanding its meetings facilities
in eight areas of the resort, including a
2,079-sf entertainment center and 1,765-sf
outdoor plaza with fire pits. The resort is also
partnering with Promontory to offer meeting
groups a private golf experience at its Painted
Valley Course and Pete Dye Canyon Course.
"Park City has a truly unparalleled
combination of luxury, sophistication, nature,
simplicity and accessibility," says Tonya
Sweeten, VP of group sales at the Park
City CVB. "Most mountain towns with
similar qualities are difficult for large groups
to access, while Park City's proximity to the
Surrounded by almost a million acres of alpine beauty, the 440-room
Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Utah, is currently in the process of
renovating Sun Valley Inn guest rooms, and The Ram restaurant and
bar, and adding on a new restaurant called the Village Station, which
will open mid-December with a creekside patio and full-service bar.
Sun Valley's SnowSports School offers a range of programs for
groups of all experience levels. Groups can also explore the 18-hole
Trail Creek championship golf course, and a range of seasonal
"Sun Valley works with each group on a unique and individual
basis," says Therese Magner, Sun Valley group sales executive. "We
hosted a large group in the summer and a VIP hospitality tent was
erected on the Sun Valley Pavilion lawn to provide a space for 600
attendees to mingle with their group before, during, and after a
concert in the Sun Valley Pavilion. It was very well-received."
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Salt Lake City International Airport (26 miles
away) provides more than 300 daily flights
from 90 destinations."
One of the most innovative venues for
meetings groups visiting Park City is the Utah
Olympic Park. The venue was used during
the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and includes
a 2,400-sf summer pavilion with stunning
mountain views, as well as several indoor
meeting spaces, including a unique space at
the top of the K120 Olympic Nordic ski jump
that can host receptions for up to 50 people.
"The town is very much a part of the
2018 Olympic Games and much attention
will be placed on the games as the town is a
hub for the training of Olympic athletes from
all over the world," says Sweeten.
A new 5-acre Arts and Culture
District that will house the Sundance
Institute and the Kimball Art Center
headquarters and art venues is the latest
development in Park City. Be sure to visit
Prevuemeetings.com for the latest updates.
The 329-room Zermatt Resort &
Spa offers 65,000 sf of event space,
including the new Learning Center, which
offers corporate groups a tailor-made
experiential learning program. Programs
include a "Drone Obstacle Course," where
groups work together to guide the latest
flying technology through a challenging
course. Another option is the "Mystical
Performance" where they learn magic tricks
and then sell the illusion to their colleagues.