Ground breaks on Hyatt |

Ground breaks on Hyatt

PEG Development broke ground on a new hotel in the Snyderville Basin late last month after almost two years of planning, says vice president of development Robert Schmidt.

The Hyatt House hotel site is adjacent to the Park City Nursery along State Road 224, less than 10 miles from Kimball Junction. The hotel, which is part of the Hyatt chain, will be comprised of 74,000 square feet, divided among three buildings.

"It’s great," Schmidt said of breaking ground. "We are excited to finally get this project done. It will be a great project and will be beneficial to the local tourism and lodging industry."

Situated at the base of the Canyons, the 122-room hotel is slated to open in late December of 2015. Upon completion, the upscale hotel will feature meeting spaces and an in-hotel restaurant.

The site will be under construction during the next year, including road work, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring.

"We’ve been fortunate to have good weather in December, which is positive for us but negative for the ski industry," Schmidt joked. "When we open next December, though, we hope the weather is different."

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The Hyatt project is the result of an amendment to the Murnin-Kilgore Consent Agreement, that originally called for 74,000 square feet of mixed commercial, office, retail, and restaurant uses, Summit County Planner Sean Lewis said in an email to The Park Record.

The current configuration of a the hotel was reviewed and approved by both the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission and the Summit County Council, Lewis said.