Briefs for March 14-16, 2007 |

Briefs for March 14-16, 2007

Meetings in the mountains

When the snow melts, two lodging properties in Park City really get down to business.

The Lodges and The Chateaux at Silver Lake, two facilities managed by Premier Resorts, are offering special incentives for meeting planners from spring through the fall.

The Lodges, located just down from Deer Valley Resort, has more than 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting, banquet and breakout space to accommodate groups of 10 to 250.

The property has 221 rooms and was listed on the 2006 Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List. From April l6 to June 10, 2007 and Oct. 7 to Dec. 1, The Lodges offer special meetings rate of $99 for a hotel room and $129 for a one-bedroom suite for blocks of 15 or more rooms per night. The rates include: complimentary meeting space (commensurate with room block), one complimentary VIP amenity, complimentary parking, free use of the fitness center and free wireless Internet in guest rooms. Rates are based on availability and do not include taxes.

For more information:, 800 782 4813.

Homestead Resort announces executive chef

The Homestead Resort, located in Heber Valley, announced Ariel Ignacio Battafarano as the new executive chef. Battafarano grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied economics at Buenos Aires University. After completing his degree, Ariel found his passions being drawn to the kitchen. In pursuit of his dream, he began working for Chef Martin Carreras, a pioneer of Nouvelle Cuisine in Argentina. Meanwhile, he completed his studies at the Superior School of Hotelery with a degree in superior technical gastronomy in 2001. He moved to the states and sharpened his skills in South Beach, Miami, before moving out to Utah. Here he has cooked at such resorts as the Silver Lake Lodge beside Chef Clark Norris and Stein Eriksen Lodge. These experiences gave him the ability to nurture his flare for European-style cooking that is apparent in his preparations, techniques, flavor combinations and his strong sense of heritage. For the past few years he has put his stamp on a local Midway restaurant. Now Chef Battafarano is working with the kitchen brigade to bring his passions and flavors to every aspect of the Homestead Resort’s award winning restaurants and banquets. For more information, call 800-327-7220

New Coldwell Banker agent

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced that Glen Howard and Chris Jensen have joined its Park City sales team. Howard is a graduate of the Utah Real Estate School, which is managed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Jensen is an experienced agent from Promontory. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage operates 17 offices with over 1,200 sales associates serving the communities of the greater Wasatch Front. The company offers residential and commercial brokerage, corporate relocation, and mortgage services. For more information on Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage visit ,

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