In the summer of 2007, The Athens Group commenced construction of the Montage Resort & Spa at Deer Valley. The sixteen acre property is located at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah adjacent to the Empire Canyon Lodge. Located between Flagstaff Mountain and Empire Peak, the site is just steps away from the Deer Valley ski lifts and is surrounded by ski terrain. At 8300′ the property enjoys views of the mountain palisades as well as commanding views of the entire Park City basin. Deer Valley Resort has achieved recognition as the #1 ski resort in North America and the Montage Resort will be situated on the “high ground” of this premier ski and summer destination with ski-in ski-out access to the mountain.
The property is a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City International airport via I-80 and S.R. 224 through Park City and is just seven minutes from historic Old Town Park City and the world renowned Main Street restaurants and retail shops, home to the annual world renowned Sundance Film Festival.
The mixed use resort project includes a 173-room luxury hotel; two restaurants and two lounge facilities; 14,000 square feet of indoor meeting and function space and extensive outdoor function lawn areas for the summer season; retail shops; an outdoor swimming pool and terraces; indoor family recreation areas; ski concierge and skier services facilities; and a 35,000 square foot full service spa. In addition to the hotel facilities the property includes 90 whole ownership luxury residences in the upper floors of the resort lodge. The luxury residences will enjoy preferred access to all of the hotels amenities and services.
The Montage Resort & Spa at Deer Valley was designed by HKS/Hill Glazier Studio with the theme reminiscent of the great mountain lodges of North America. The Rocky Mountain Arts & Crafts style was selected to compliment the majesty of the Wasatch Mountain setting. The design intent was to seamlessly incorporate the building into the surrounding environment and create a finely crafted vernacular that is both timeless and appropriately detailed. The Mountain Craftsman style includes stone foundation walls, expression of structural elements to emphasize the scale and proportion of the project, and dramatic roof forms that graciously give character and compliment the mountain setting. Variation of detailing will be exhibited throughout the project to portray a village character that changes with the use or function. Siding material, roof details such as material selection, use of dormers, as well as complimentary color will continue the theme of variation as the visitor views the project from various points around the exterior. This approach will allow the composition of the buildings to remain dynamic yet cohesive through the use of complimentary materials and detailing.
The Montage will be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with environmentally responsible “green” features that will minimize the resort’s environmental footprint, in accordance with established LEED principles. The project has been elected as the country’s first pilot project for the Environmental Protection Agency’s ER3 (Environmentally Responsible Redevelopment and Reuse) initiative. The Montage Resort at Deer Valley is planned to open in late 2010. The Owner of the resort is DV Luxury Resort LLC, a venture between affiliates of The Athens Group and Montage Hotels & Resorts, along with private investors.