A spate of new openings and renovations in Park City make it a great location for meetings and events, and its Olympic heritage offers some intriguing venues and activities for groups.
Here are a few ideas to consider for your next meeting or event:
Blue Sky Thinking
Next summer’s grand opening of the Lodge at Blue Sky, managed by the Auberge Resorts Collection, is all the rave here. The resort will offer 40 rooms set on 3,500 secluded acres at Blue Sky Utah with views over the Wasatch Mountains. Activities such as horseback riding and blue-ribbon fly-fishing will be available for groups, as well as tours of the nearby High West Distillery.
Other recent developments in Park City include a $15 million renovation to The Grand Summit Hotel, including its meeting spaces, as it reopens under the RockResort brand. Elsewhere, the five-star Stein Eriksen Lodge is expanding its meetings facilities in eight areas of the resort, including a 2,079-sf entertainment center and 1,765-sf outdoor plaza with fire pits. The resort is also partnering with Promontory to offer meeting groups a private golf experience at its Painted Valley Course and Pete Dye Canyon Course.
Sophistication and Simplicity
“Park City has a truly unparalleled combination of luxury, sophistication, nature, simplicity and accessibility,” says Tonya Sweeten, VP of group sales at the Park City CVB. “Most mountain towns with similar qualities are difficult for large groups to access, while Park City’s proximity to the Salt Lake City International Airport (26 miles away) provides more than 300 daily flights from 90 destinations.”
One of the most innovative venues for meetings groups visiting Park City is the Utah Olympic Park. The venue was used during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and includes a 2,400-sf summer pavilion with stunning mountain views, as well as several indoor meeting spaces, including a unique space at the top of the K120 Olympic Nordic ski jump that can host receptions for up to 50 people.
“The town is very much a part of the 2018 Olympic Games and much attention will be placed on the games as the town is a hub for the training of Olympic athletes from all over the world,” says Sweeten.
A new 5-acre Arts and Culture District that will house the Sundance Institute and the Kimball Art Center headquarters and art venues is the latest development in Park City.