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Park City

This gorgeous city, which bills itself as one of the most accessible and accommodating mountain-meeting destinations in North America, certainly lives up to the hype. A wealth of upscale lodging, fine-dining establishments and top-notch outdoor activities await all year round.

Park City, Utah, and its surrounding mountains

Why Park City for Your Next Meeting?

Travel Essentials
Transportation in & Around
Salt Lake City International Airport is about a 35-inute drive from downtown Park City. Shared transport to Park City includes Canyon Transportation, starting at $43 ($86 roundtrip). Uber and Lyft start at $45.

Park City, 13.37%; Summit county (Canyons Village to Kimball Junctions), 10.47%

Visit Park City

This gorgeous mountain-meeting destinations in North America continues to improve its offerings for events, with new and upgraded hotel rooms and a host of great year-round activities.

• The Park City Marriott has been rebranded as the Sheraton Park City. The downtown property recently upgraded its 200 guest rooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting space, the latter receiving new wall coverings, carpeting, light fixtures, sound system and furniture. The hotel offers an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center. A patio with outdoor seating and firepits is perfect for après-ski, and there are three food-and-beverage outlets: Timbers Restaurant, the Timbers Bar and Patio, and a Starbucks.

• The Pendry Residences Park City are slated for completion in winter 2021. Many of the 150 fully serviced guest rooms and suites (ranging in size from studios to four-bedroom penthouse residences will be in a rental pool. Among the Pendry Residences' amenities will be the area's first rooftop bar and pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, arcade games in the recreation facility, the Pinwheel Kids Club, and a spa with eight treatment rooms. For groups, there will be two ballrooms, at 3,500 square feet and 2,250 square-feet, respectively.

• Construction continues on the new $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport being built adjacent to the existing airport. The first phase will open in September 2020. When completed in 2024, the new facility will have 78 gates with ample seating and charging stations; a meet-and-greet area for groups; and a plaza with seating, dining and a large window overlooking the airfield.

• The 20-room Goldener Hirsch Inn is adding 40 new residences, which will be available for rent and are expected to open in March. The ski-in/ski-out property is mid-mountain at Deer Valley. 

• The 220-room Waldorf Astoria Park City is expanding its 4,000 square feet of meeting space with the addition of the new Summit Room, opening in fall 2020 and holding 70 people standing. As part of the project, the resort's fitness center was relocated to a spot overlooking the outdoor swimming pool in summer 2019. 

• The newest accommodations can be found at the 46-room Lodge at Blue Sky, an Auberge Resort. The upscale property, which opened last summer on a 3,500-acre ranch outside of Park City, offers activities galore: hiking, fly fishing and horseback riding, to name a few. The lodge has more than 30,000 square feet of space for events. The Lodge’s restaurant, Yuta, is helmed by James Beard Award–winning executive chef Galen Zamarra. 

• Woodward Park City, a year-round action sports venue and ski resort, debuted in late 2019. The sports-training facility for kids and families also offers options for team building.

Only in Park City

On-Mountain Events
When the crowds are gone for the day, head back to the slopes for an evening event. At Deer Valley, the Snow Park Lodge has seven meeting rooms, with the largest hosting about 200 people for a dinner or a reception. The Empire Canyon Lodge is more remote, and offers 7,000 square feet of space. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available, and the facility hosts 300 for a reception, or up to 160 for dinner. The Silver Lake Lodge at midmountain, home to the Mariposa restaurant in the winter and featuring 15,000 square feet of meeting space, holds 200 seated and 250 standing. For a more intimate experience, Cushing’s Cabin, with 360-degree views of the Wasatch Mountain Range, hosts up to 70 people indoors with additional outdoor capacity.

Similarly, at Park City Mountain, the 7,800-square-foot Legacy Lodge welcomes groups after hours, accommodating up to 300 people for a banquet or 700 for a reception.

Every winter, Hollywood’s glitterati descends on Park City for the famed Sundance Film Festival. Local DMC PRA can organize Sundance-like fun for groups, complete with VIP treatment, red-carpet experiences and an awards ceremony.

Famed Main Street has welcomed a new restaurant serving French-inspired fare. Courchevel Bistro, named for Park City’s sister city in the Alps, also features a bakery and a members-only indoor-outdoor lounge and patio. The hot spot holds up to 120 for a dinner.

Have a dog day at Rancho Luna Lobos Dog Sledding, where guests can meet the “mush” puppies during a guided kennel tour or take a snowy ride on the ranch’s paths. Small groups are accommodated.

Check out Dolly’s, an independent bookstore on Main Street that’s been in business since 1972. Visitors can peruse the latest literary releases and pet the purring resident feline book critic.

Attendees can create bespoke versions of a favorite spirit by taking Alpine Distilling's private gin-making class. Guided by an in-house expert, participants choose from a host of flavorings and herbs to add to the mini “pot stills” where the gin is made; they leave with 375ml bottles of their personalized potable.

Just 15 minutes from downtown, the River Bottoms Ranch is a recently built barn with an old-fashioned feel. The stark white interior presents a fun canvas for planners who love to work with raw space. The venue holds up to 200 seated indoors, and up to 350 people for a reception or using the outside grounds. Among the activities that can be arranged through the ranch are fly-fishing classes on its private pond, fly-fishing on the Provo River, golf outings, ATV and horseback rides into the Wasatch mountains, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dog-sledding. River Bottoms also can host your VIPs in its four guest rooms.

Park City's Top 10 Restaurants

  1. Yuki Yama Sushi - Japanese
  2. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Steakhouse
  3. Edge Steakhouse - Steakhouse
  4. Riverhorse on Main - American
  5. Handle - American
  6. Lespri Prime Steak Sushi Bar - American
  7. High West Distillery & Saloon - American
  8. 710 Bodega - Mediterranean
  9. No Name Saloon & Grill - Bar, Pub
  10. Twisted Fern - American
2019 Stella Award Winners

Best CVB/DMO, Southwest: Visit Park City, UT

Best Hotel/Resort, Southwest: Stein Eriksen Lodge