Grand Summit Hotel to undergo extensive renovation |

Grand Summit Hotel to undergo extensive renovation

Property will close in April through mid-summer

The Grand Summit Hotel in the Canyons Village base area is slotted to receive a $15 million renovation this spring. Lesli Carlson, a spokeswoman for Vail Resorts, which manages the hotel, said the work will bring the hotel up to par with the neighboring Park City Mountain Resort.
(Bubba Brown/Park Record)

One of the prominent properties in the Canyons Village base area at Park City Mountain Resort is getting a facelift.

Vail Resorts recently announced the Grand Summit Hotel will undergo a $15 million renovation this spring. At the same time, the company, which has managed the hotel since 2013, will reclassify it as a “RockResorts” property, signifying it as being among Vail Resorts’ top lodging destinations.

The hotel, located at 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, is owned by the Grand Summit Homeowner’s Association.

According to a press release, the renovation will include a complete remodeling of the 212 suites, as well as updating of communal spaces such as the lobby, front desk area and conference spaces. The spa, café and general store will also be renovated.

Lesli Carlson, corporate communications manager for Vail Resorts, noted in an interview that the renovation of the hotel comes after the company spent millions of dollars in improvements at Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons Village base area. The goal, she said, is to bring the hotel up to the same level of the resort.

“It’s extremely important based on its location — it’s just steps away from the Orange Bubble, which is the most iconic lift at Canyons Village on that side of Park City (Mountain Resort),” she said. “It’s a flagship property, so it’s very important that we provide our guests with the experience that they’re looking for when they stay there.”

She added that the company decided to flag the hotel as a RockResorts property because the renovation will put the hotel on equal footing with the best Vail Resorts properties in towns like Vail and Breckenridge, Colorado.

“RockResorts represents the pinnacle of properties in our portfolio,” she said.

The hotel is scheduled to close April 17 for construction and is expected to be open again mid-summer.

Jim Dullanty, president of the Grand Summit Homeowner’s Association, said in the release that the HOA is looking forward to the completion of the renovation.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the interior of the Grand Summit Hotel up to the same caliber as the world-class resort that’s just steps away from the property,” he said. “This transformation will undoubtedly elevate the experience for all of Grand Summit Hotel’s guests as well as the unit owners themselves.”

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