News for the Hospitality Executive
Destination Hotels & Resorts Opens the 139 room
Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
The Lodge is the Centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe,
a $400 million Ski and Golf Alpine Community
Stowe, Vt. (June 14, 2008) - Today, Vermont's most highly-anticipated resort hotel in decades welcomed its first guests as Stowe Mountain Lodge opened its doors to the public. The 139-room resort, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is the first true luxury resort hotel experience to open in Vermont in more than 50 years.
The historic town of Stowe, Vt. has long been known as the "Ski Capital
of the East" and the opening of Stowe Mountain Lodge affirms this charming
vacation destination as the nation's preeminent year-round mountain resort
experience. A host of activities are available to visitors all four
seasons of the year, and Stowe Mountain Lodge's location at the base of
two mountains - Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak - will enable guests to enjoy
timeless beauty, invigorating recreation and relaxing activities in the
most luxurious and highly-coveted surroundings.
Stowe Mountain Lodge will deliver a level of service found only at five-star resorts around the world. A precision typically associated with Far Eastern properties, a sophistication inspired by the finest European hotels and the relaxed warmth that is distinctly New England.
Programs such as Alpine Concierge® were created to address and anticipate guests' needs from specialty foods that are stocked in guest rooms to an international pillow menu for a restful night's sleep. The Alpine Concierge® staff creates a personal profile for each and every guest, which tracks all preferences and unique requests. These profiles allow the Alpine Concierge® staff to create an exceptional bespoke service experience for each guest during their current and future visits to the lodge.
The thoughtfulness of service principals also flows into the design and décor of the property. The resort hotel is a melding of modern design concepts with a new "Vermont-Alpine" aesthetic. The lodge's exterior features a picturesque façade of woven timber and shingles that draw upon the natural harmony found in nature, as well as stone veneer created from local quarries, and expansive glass to bring the beauty of the lodge's outdoor surroundings to the indoors.
The interior design incorporates a color palette of the local seasons - vibrant reds, deep oranges, warm yellows and soothing greens. These warms tones, plush furnishings and soothing amenities dot the interiors, which are used as a showcase for Vermont's most renowned International artists and artisans, including glassblower Simon Pearce, furniture maker Charles Shackleton, pottery maker Miranda Thomas, artistic woodworker Parker Nichols, blacksmiths from Hubbardton Forge and several local painters, all of which enjoy a global following
The Spa and Cooper Wellness at Stowe Mountain Lodge
Cooper Wellness at Stowe is a unique experience endorsed by the Dallas-based Cooper Aerobics Center. Guests who seek better health, personal well-being, and relaxation on a long-term basis can take advantage of special programs and seminars focusing on healthy lifestyle choices. Boston-based celebrity hairdresser Mario Russo also has partnered with The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge to create his first Salon Mario Russo outside of the city, offering customized hair, nail and makeup services, as well as an onsite bridal specialist.
The new Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, a new $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years. As part of this new real estate community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy five-star service, 139 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and Cooper Wellness at Stowe, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of event space, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants and limitless on-mountain recreational options. The Lodge offers Vermont artisan-inspired cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar. In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge's Front Four Private Residence Club.
Rooms begin at $299 (first guest promotion) for a studio unit with special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting www.stowemountainlodge.com. For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.
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|Also See:||Destination Hotels & Resorts to Manage Stowe Mountain Lodge / August 2006|
|James Horsman Named Vice President/Managing Director and Jennifer Thorn as Director of sales and Marketing for Stowe Mountain Lodge / September 2006|