Mountain Shadows, originally opened in 1959 and quickly setting the benchmark for desert luxury, was newly constructed from the ground up in what is now known as Paradise Valley through a partnership between Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corporation. Nestled between Camelback and Mummy mountains and reopened in April, the $100 million property was 12 years in the making and features 183 guest rooms, 42 condominiums and lofts and 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. A full-service restaurant Hearth ‘61, two pools, and a rebuilt and redesigned 18-hole short golf course with a grill and lounge named Rusty’s are among the many amenities. Desert-modern architecture and sleek design features incorporate details that honor the original resort and Paradise Valley history. 

The 2021/2022 ski season has not only brought some big storms early on, the opening of new and refreshed mountain town lodging properties also has welcomed winter. Copper Mountain is among the few, if not the only ski resort in Colorado, to welcome a new hotel and Element 29 is its first and only hotel. 

 

Located in Driggs, Idaho, Grand Teton Distillery is opening a new 2,000-square-foot tasting room in summer 2022 as part of an expansion that also increases output. 

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The new tasting room will accommodate up to 50 guests and provided ample space for complimentary tastings, and tours of the distillery will be available by appointment and feature the distilling process from grain to glass. 

 

Recently opened in the Talking Stick Entertainment District in Scottsdale, Arizona, within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Bam Kazam is a new form of interactive entertainment from the founder of Escape the Room. It’s housed within a large 20,000-square-foot complex and consists of 18 room-sized games and puzzles.