Expansions & Explorations in Utah

EXPANSION PROJECT WRAPS UP AT STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City will complete improvements including a new outdoor plaza space with fire pits and heated walk paths, as well as a 3,500-square-foot entertainment center featuring a variety of games, activities and casual food options in September. Also included in the project are a theater room to watch visual presentations or cinema movies; a family pool and expanded lounging area; and a coffee bar. Stein Eriksen Lodge is located midmountain at Deer Valley Resort. 

WESTGATE PARK CITY RESORT & SPA ADDS SPACES AND AMENITIES

A recently completed, multimillion-dollar renovation project at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa has resulted in a brand new outdoor event deck, coffee bar, banquet kitchen, executive boardroom and upgraded meeting space. The executive boardroom accommodates up to 20 and features stone accent walls, wood ceilings and cutting-edge technology, while the event deck holds up to 250 and offers fresh-off-thegrill menu options for groups and special events during summer months. Behind the scenes, a new modern banquet kitchen allows the resort to quickly and efficiently serve groups of more than 200. Westgate Park City Resort & Spa now offers more than 8,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

EXPLORE PARK CITY WITH MINES & WINE

Fox School of Wine has introduced Mines & Wines in Park City, a three-hour tour that includes historic locations around Park City that are paired with wines. The excursion begins at Montage Deer Valley or Park City Museum where participants can enjoy a vintage sparkling wine made for the king and queen of Spain before climbing aboard a luxury vehicle for stops at the Ontario Mine, Miner’s Hospital, First National Bank on Main Street and the Red Light District. Light, paired snacks are included on the vehicle and costume props are provided. The tour is offered every Friday from mid-June to end of August and Saturday afternoons in the summer and winter. It’s also available for private bookings for groups of six or more. 

Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco. Day trips are available every Saturday, from March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coin - cide with the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September. Day trip par - ticipants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch pre - pared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. Customized day or overnight trips are available on other dates. 

 

As summer quickly heads into fall, I’m thinking back to mountain and meeting moments that have caught my attention so far in 2018. Plus, I’ll toss some things in that crossed my desk recently as the editor of Mountain Meetings.

 

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority has selected SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company, to operate the RSCVA-owned Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC), state-owned Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, and Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium, both owned by the City of Reno. The four-year agreement began in June and also includes culinary services through SMG’s in-house food and beverage division.