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Sky Lodge, Park City

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Ogden, Utah, United States, North America
201 Heber Avenue
Park City , Utah
84068
Tel: 888 876 2525 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 658 2500
reservations@TheSkyLodge.com
www.theskylodge.com
Concierge.com's insider take:

Park City's swankiest hotels—the Waldorf Astoria and the St. Regis—are on the outskirts of town. But the Sky Lodge, on the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue, just downhill from nearly all the shopping, dining, and partying action, combines luxury and location. Its mountain-loft aesthetic turns the archetypal ski lodge on its head, starting with the expansive concrete fireplace in the reception lounge. When you come in off the slope, attendants sweep your skis into the locker room, and glass elevators zip you up to one of the 33 one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, where furniture in red-orange hues highlights hand-planed wood floors and abstract paintings hang above in-wall fireplaces. DVD players and Bose sound systems are standard, and sliding wall panels open to the master bath, the centerpiece of which is a soaking tub that's filled by a ceiling-mounted faucet. The concierge can stock the pantry of your state-of-the-art kitchen, though there are many reasons to eat out: Sky Blue's heated deck is the place for sunset hors d'oeuvres beside the fire pit; the Easy Street Brasserie serves more substantial fare such as steak frites, blue cheese fondue, and sautéed mussels; and the cozy Bar Bohème downstairs is great for a nightcap. Don't stay up too late—early-morning avalanche blasting is your wake-up call, and shuttles to all three Park City–area resorts will whisk you away for first tracks.—Updated by Sarah Tuff

From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:

When the Sky Lodge opened in December on a choice lot on the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue, it laid claim to being the most luxurious digs in this former mining outpost. The six-story, 33-suite property rises above its Victorian neighbors, and its "mountain loft" aesthetic turns the archetypal ski lodge on its head, starting in the reception lounge with its expansive concrete fireplace. When you come in off the slope, attendants sweep your skis into the locker room, and glass elevators zip you up to your floor. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites are drenched in natural light, while sleek furniture in red-orange hues highlights hand-planed wood floors, and abstract paintings hang above in-wall fireplaces framed by rusted steel girders. DVD players and Bose sound systems are standard, and sliding wall panels open to the master bath, the centerpiece of which is a soaking tub that's filled by a ceiling-mounted faucet. The concierge can stock the pantry of your state-of-the-art kitchen, though there are many reasons to eat out: Sunset hors d'oeuvres and drinks are served in the SkyClub, which opens to a heated deck with fire pit, ten-person hot tub, and 360-degree views. Three of Park City's most popular restaurants, including Robert Redford's Zoom, are here, and Main Street's abundant dining and shopping scenes are steps away. Don't stay up too late—early-morning avalanche blasting is your wake-up call, and shuttles to all three Park City-area resorts will whisk you away for first tracks.

—2008 Hot List

When to go: Wintertime is tops—Park City averages 355 inches of snow annually.

Which room to book: Odd-numbered rooms on the fourth floor overlook Main Street and the mountains, views made all the more enjoyable by decks with two-person hot tubs.

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