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Pre-Dawn Fire Forces Evacuation at Stein Eriksen Lodge,
Park City, Utah

DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, Utah, October, 21, 2007 - An early morning fire in a first-floor room at Stein Eriksen Lodge prompted the evacuation of hotel guests, officials said Sunday. The hotel and Park City Fire Department responded immediately and the fire was resolved at approximately 5:00 a.m.
Fire sprinklers activated and guests were evacuated from sixteen rooms on the first and second floors for precautionary measures at the Park City, Utah property. Guests residing in the immediate vicinity of the fire were notified of the incident via telephone and guests requiring evacuation were alerted at their door by hotel management.
The 180-room hotel was 66% occupied at the time of the incident and evacuations were limited to one wing of the AAA Five-Diamond property. Less than 10% of the hotel was affected and the occupants re-accommodated to other rooms immediately. No serious injuries were reported.
"Although an unfortunate incident, we are relieved the safety of our guests was never in jeopardy and the damage was contained," said vice president and managing director, Russ Olsen. "Stein Eriksen Lodge is 100% committed to providing a safe and secure environment for guests and staff alike. I am grateful to Lodge employees and the Park City Fire Department who responded swiftly with appropriate action."
In an effort to reassure guests and provide comfort, the hotel's management team was available Sunday to answer questions and address any concerns.
Fire officials currently have no damage estimates and the cause of the fire remains under investigation as of Sunday evening.
About Stein Eriksen Lodge
The AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Four Star Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts and a member of the exclusive international association of independent luxury hotels and resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services and recreation. For more information, visit the Lodge's Web site at or call 800.453.1302.

Stein Eriksen Lodge
Allie Kelly
(435) 731-0352


Also See: Receipt of the Five Diamond Award Represents Successful Culmination of a Five-year Plan for the Stein Eriksen Lodge / Nov 2002


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