Business briefs, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2015 |

Business briefs, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2015


Hyatt Escala Lodge acquired by Sunrise Holdings

Sunrise Holdings, LLC has acquired Hyatt Escala Lodge, a AAA four-diamond resort located at 3551 N. Escala Court, within the mountainside village at Canyons Resort. According to a press release, the 85-unit lodge was developed in 2009 and is near Sunrise Lodge, another Sunrise Holdings property. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties will be the real estate broker for the residential condominiums at the lodge. "We are thrilled to represent the prestigious Hyatt Escala Lodge, which is known for its world class amenities and luxury setting," said Steve Roney, Owner and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Utah Properties, in the release.

Chamber/Bureau holds workshop

The Park City Chamber/Bureau is holding a workshop for members on how to effectively deal with difficult people. According to a newsletter, the workshop will show attendees how to handle difficult customers in a way that keeps their business. The event will be held Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park City Board of Realtors at 1889 Prospector Ave.

IRS warns about inflated returns

The Internal Revenue Service is warning people about scams where tax return preparers promise outsized returns. According to a press release, scam artists often pose as tax preparers during tax season, often using flyers, word-of-mouth and even phony storefronts to lure people. "Every filing season, scam artists lure victims in by promising outlandish refunds," said John Koskinen, IRS Commissioner, in the release. "Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who asks them to sign a blank return, promise a big refund before looking at their records, or charge fees based on a percentage of the refund."