Why Park City for Your Next Meeting?
As fall rapidly approaches, Park City is gearing up for winter — and the swarms of skiers who will head to town. With millions of dollars being put into resorts from Deer Valley to the Canyons, there will be many upgrades for guests who want to hit the slopes, trails and spas, or just relax by the fire.
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Recent Updates to Hotels and Venues for Meetings and Events
- Construction at the Mayflower Mountain Resort is underway just outside of Park City proper. Plans for the property include a 159-room hotel, a conference center, 4,300 acres of skiable terrain and 70,000 square feet of retail space. The resort also will feature more than 1,000 private residences, ranging from estate lots to luxury condominiums. Two of the apartment buildings might be open as early as this September, along with one of the trails. Summer activities will include hiking, mountain biking and possibly ziplining. The resort is expected to be open for skiing operations in 2025.
- The 174-room St. Regis Deer Valley is undergoing a $42 million renovation and expansion, the just-completed first phase of which added nine residences, and some will be in the rental pool. The new five-story building has three two-bedroom homes; five with three bedrooms; and one four-bedroom duplex penthouse with a loft, patios and a terrace. Each features three or more fireplaces, a large heated balcony off the living room and a lock-off bedroom. The new Astor Bar is now open in the Residences and an upscale restaurant is scheduled to debut later this year. The second phase of the project — which is tackling the lobby, common rooms, fitness center and guest rooms — will be completed in 2024.
- The 162-room Chateaux Deer Valley has unveiled a $3 million renovation that upgraded the pool area, courtyard and fitness center. The pool deck now has another hot tub and additional space for lounging with views of Flagstaff Mountain. A central fire pit and four smaller ones were added to the 25,600-square-foot courtyard. S’mores kits are available at the front desk.
- Deer Valley Ski Resort is investing $20 million on mountain improvements, including a reimagined Snow Park base area, new mountain bike trails and a chairlift to provide more access to beginner terrain. About $5 million of the budget will go to resortwide maintenance, such as snowmaking systems and the ski rental fleet. The hotel’s Snow Park Village will receive a new plaza, food-and-beverage outlets and retail space. Ground is expected to be broken on the plaza next year.
- The Stein Eriksen Lodge took advantage of the past two years to renovate all 178 guest rooms, and the bathrooms have been completely redesigned. The suite kitchens now have commercial-grade appliances and updated cabinetry. This spring the property will complete a redo of the Troll Hallen and Glitretind restaurants, and the Odin Valhalla room. The lodge features more than 23,000 square feet of event space.
- Now open in Canyons Village is the Pendry Park City. The 153 guest rooms at the ski-in, ski-out resort range from studios to four-bedroom residences, and more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space is available for groups. Sporting the city’s only hotel rooftop pool and bar, the property also offers a ski valet, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a spa with eight treatment rooms.
- The food-and-beverage outlets at the 220-room Montage Deer Valley will get a refresh this summer; a redesign of the rooms is a possibility, as well, but no dates, designs or details have been solidified. The luxury ski-in, ski-out property features a 35,000-square-foot spa and 18,000 square feet of event space.
- The Goldener Hirsch Deer Valley Resort, which added 40 condos to its existing 20 rooms in autumn 2020, is now a member of the Auberge Resorts Collection. Small groups can enjoy a “snow picnic” in winter, with cozy blankets, a bonfire and chocolate fondue.
- The first phase of the new Salt Lake City International Airport, just 35 minutes from Park City, debuted in 2020 and the demolition of the old facility is underway. Delta Air Lines has 25 gates in the new Concourse A-west, including six international gates. Concourse B-west has 20 gates for Alaska, American, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United airlines. The second phase of the new airport will open in 2024, adding 22 gates to Concourse A-east and a new tunnel to connect concourses A and B.
The 2021 Green Business of the Year award from Recycle Utah was given to the 177-room Hyatt Centric Park City
for its reductions in waste, water usage, energy and more. The property has welcomed a new executive chef, Jacqueline Siao, who oversees all food and beverage for the hotel, including Escala Provisions Company Restaurant & Bar, The Market and in-room dining. The Hyatt stole Siao from Colorado’s W Aspen
Among the area’s group properties are the 488-room Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, 290-room Grand Summit Hotel, 220-room Montage Deer Valley, 200-room Sheraton Park City, 182-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City – the Yarrow, 180-room Stein Eriksen Lodge, 176-unit Lodges at Deer Valley and 159-room Waldorf Astoria Park City.
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- Right on Main Street, the Kimball Art Center offers five meeting spaces: the main gallery, a conference room and three classrooms, plus an outdoor deck, totaling 3,500 square feet. The exhibits in the main gallery are always changing, offering an artistic backdrop for your event.
- The historic Park City Library isn’t just for bookworms: It also has three meeting rooms that hold up to 16 people, two 8-person boardrooms, and a 500-seat auditorium. The community room can be used with the auditorium and fits a maximum of 70 people.
- One of Park City’s newest restaurants, Dos Olas Cantina, celebrated its grand opening in June. Part of the Plaza in Canyons Village, the Mexican establishment serves barbacoa nachos, elote on the cob, taco platters and more. Save room for dessert: The menu includes churro sandwiches, tres leches and flan. Dos Olas is available for private events and accommodates intimate gatherings and full buyouts for 225 people.
- Once the mountains are covered in white, enjoy all the winter activities that the destination has to offer, such as tubing at Woodward Park City. Groups of 20 or more can book two-hour sessions by emailing [email protected].
- New on the dining scene is Tupelo Park City, whose chef-driven menu uses American ingredients in internationally inspired dishes. Guests will enjoy choices such as those on a recent winter lineup: Idaho trout with confit duck fat potatoes, Brussels sprouts, smoked bacon and apple glaze; grilled cauliflower steak with herb-chili pesto, pistachios, winter greens, fried chickpeas and mint; or roast pork tenderloin with sweet potato mash, crispy Brussels sprouts in a black molasses vinaigrette. The restaurant holds 25 for a private event.
- Right in the center of town on Historic Main street, O.P. Rockwell is the perfect spot for a night out with the group. The entertainment venue features two spaces with their own bars, and welcomes up to 150 people upstairs at the Rockwell Listening Room; downstairs, The GoJo accommodates up to 400.
- Get your group out on the nearby rivers with one of Park City’s water-sports outfitters. All Seasons Adventures, Destination Sports and Adventure, Park City Rafting, and Utah Outdoor Adventure are prepared to take people riding on the Weber and Provo rivers. Or float in a different direction with Barefoot Tubing.
- Winter or summer, groups can ride the chairlift to Lookout Cabin on Park City Mountain for a stellar meal with matching views.
- Participants can get the thrill of winter sports events in the summer at Utah Olympic Park. Set up summer bobsled rides at the venue that was used for the 2002 games, or extreme tubing on the ski jump.
Airport Transit: Salt Lake City International Airport, about 35 minutes from downtown. Shared transport to Park City includes Canyon Transportation, from $43 ($86 roundtrip). Uber and Lyft start at $49.
Taxes: Park City, 13.37%; Summit county (Canyons Village to Kimball Junctions), 10.47%
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