THE SKY LODGE
Park City, Utah
Complete Engagement from Entitlement to Construction Oversight to Full Operations Management.
The Sky Lodge is a $50 million mixed-use resort center located in the heart of historic Old Town in Park City. Developed a master plan that included the first five star condominium hotel in Historic Old Town Park City, an existing restaurant operated by Robert Redford’s Sundance organization, the conversion of a 100 year old historic building into a new restaurant and bar operation, a boutique destination spa, and meeting facilities. The property, which opened in December 2007, was named to the Conde Nast 2008 “Hot List” and was recognized by the Robb Report as “The Best of the Best” in its first year of operation – the first condominium hotel or private residence club property to achieve this level of travel media recognition. The property was consistently ranked by Trip Advisor consumer travel web site as the #1 Hotel, #1 Restaurant and #1 Spa in the Park City area.
Served as the development manager, hotel management company, and the real estate marketing manager for the project – overseeing all entitlement and pre development activities, creating operating concepts, coordinating the design development, managing the construction of the project and overseeing the real estate sales activities for the project. Assumed hotel management role once the property was opened.
The project ownership was forced to seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in 2009 due to issues arising with inappropriate handling of loan repayments by the lenders. The company guided the property to a successful emergence from bankruptcy while continuing to provide a five star guest experience at the property and maintaining the operational profitability.
Accolades and Awards
- Conde Nast “Hot List” 2008
- Robb Report “Best of the Best” 2008
- Sky Lodge – #1 Hotel in Park City – Trip Advisor 2009 & 2010
- Easy Street Brasserie – #1 Restaurant in Park City – Trip Advisor 2009 & 2010
- 10 Great Rooftop Bars Across the USA – Sky Blue #1 – USA Today
- “Chateau Marmont at 7000 Feet” – Variety Magazine
- “A State of Zen is Achieved” – Amatsu Spa – Spa Magazine
- “One to Watch” – Town & Country