Treasure Mountain Inn celebrates 50th anniversary |

Treasure Mountain Inn celebrates 50th anniversary

Submitted by Meisha Lawson,

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City’s first modern hotel and the first million-dollar project built on Historic Main Street, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in conjunction with the Park City Historic Home Tour June 13, at 1 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to the event.

Treasure Mountain Inn owners Thea Leonard and Andy Beerman will join Park City dignitaries and historians for a champagne toast, a walk down memory lane and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque celebrating Treasure Mountain Inn’s past, present and future.

"Thea and I are grateful to be part of Treasure Mountain Inn’s history," said owner and operator Andy Beerman. "Our goal has always been to honor the history of the property while operating a hotel mindful of the future. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with the Park City community that has been so vital to our success from the beginning."

The inn was an idea a little ahead of its time, according to Beerman.

"Treasure Mountain Inn has had to reinvent itself a time or two as Park City has evolved from a fledgling ski area to the gold standard of winter tourism," he said.

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While the rest of Park City has expanded upward and outward, Treasure Mountain Inn continues to serve the heart of town perched at the top of Historic Main Street.

In 1963, skiing was the light at the end of Park City’s dark mining tunnel—and the optimistic solution that the town needed in order to survive as a community. While the greater community did not yet have the faith that skiing would turn Park City around, a few forward thinkers did believe and began construction on Park City’s first modern hotel.

Completed in late-1964, the Treasure Mountain Inn was Utah’s first condominium hotel with the official opening held in February 1965.

Utah was relatively undiscovered as a recreation playground and Park City was fading along with its dwindling veins of precious metals. The arrival of the ski area, and Park City’s first inn to support it, heralded a new era.

With a choice of locations, Treasure Mountain Inn’s forefathers built the hotel in the center of the town at the foot of Treasure Hill.

Today, the Treasure Mountain Inn stands along Main Street as a symbol of Park City’s "modern" era. Guests at Treasure Mountain Inn enjoy four-diamond rooms and modern amenities, halls lined with an extensive collection of historic photographs and antiques to memorialize the rich history. The Inn has continued to lead among lodging properties in the Park City area with a few notable firsts, including:

  • The first condominium hotel in the US
  • The first hotel in Park City to recycle.
  • The first hotel in Park City to have a website.
  • The first Park City hotel to offer free wireless Internet.
  • The first hotel to join 1% for the Planet.
  • One of the first hotels in North America to offset our entire carbon footprint.

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