Dakota Mountain Lodge, the first ski property in the prestigious Waldorf=Astoria Collection, offers a variety of condominium hotel residences loaded with world class amenities at the base of The Canyons Resort, one of the top-rated mountains for skiing and snowboarding in the United States. Fewer than 40 residences remain for sale at the hotel/condominium, which is expected to open in the spring of 2009.
The 197-guestroom Dakota Mountain Lodge ranges in size from executive suite style studios to the six-bedroom "mansion in the sky" penthouses and will be outfitted with the finest furnishings including custom Viking appliances, European Steam Showers and jetted tubs. Residence prices range from approximately $479,000 to over $2.5 million. A second phase comprising an additional 137 guest rooms in 65 condo residences is scheduled to start construction in August.
"Our residences at Dakota Mountain Lodge offer a unique opportunity for discerning buyers," said Lee M. Hindin, founder of Park City-based DuVal Development Partners I, LLC. "First, there's the high standard of quality and service established by the Waldorf=Astoria brand. Secondly, our design, finishes, world class amenities along with our ski in ski out location genuinely makes Dakota Mountain Lodge a one-of-kind experience in alpine living."
The design of Dakota Mountain Lodge offers an authentic mountain elegant look with hand carved beams and braces and walls covered in leather and mohair. Exterior finishes are of rustic stone and rough-sawn timber, inside embraces residents with a master baths with elegant Kohler fixtures, a Euro glass shower enclosure, some of the finest granite and tumbled marble, and steam showers. Each gourmet kitchen is complete with authentic Viking Appliances, elegant granite counter tops and custom designer cabinetry.
For après ski, or as a destination in itself, guests will be able to indulge in the Dakota Mountain Lodge's 20,000-square-foot world-renowned Golden Door Spa consisting of 20 treatment rooms, an elaborate fitness center and a full beauty salon – all in a unique and spectacular environment.
Other highlights of the Dakota Mountain Lodge will include a 15,000-square-foot meeting space and 7,100-square-foot ballroom, a to-be-announced 5,000-square-foot signature restaurant and lounge, and screening rooms designed to suit the Sundance Film Festival. The lodge will be located 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport which services more than 1,000 flights a day from cities across the U.S., as well as international locations. The Dakota Mountain Lodge is also only a few minutes from the historic Main Street of Park City, Utah with its elaborate offering of restaurants, shops and amenities.
Located as part of The Canyons, Utah's largest ski and snowboard resort and one of the largest in the United States, the Dakota Mountain Lodge is located at the base of the new Frostwood Gondola, which is currently under construction and will be adjacent to the Dakota Mountain Lodge. Guests will be able to ski-in/-out to The Canyons' slopes with personal ski valets escorting their equipment to and from the gondola.
The resort will offer a multitude of activities throughout the spring, summer and fall such as horseback riding and fly fishing. Cultural and entertainment events are available year-round, including the Park City International Music Festival, the Park City Jazz Festival, the Park City Food & Wine Classic and a full-52-week schedule by the Utah Symphony and Opera.