While there are plenty of luxurious accommodations to choose from in Vail (just check out our list), not all of this tony ski town's lodging can boast the lengthy history of The Lodge at Vail. Now, the iconic lodge just unveiled a major renovation, so let's take a peek at the new digs, shall we?
Since 1962, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort has been a go-to hotel in the center of Vail, but before the renovations, the building's "quirkiness" outweighed its luxuries. Now, with the completion of the redesign (which started in 2008 with the renovation of the International Wing, the 2011 redesign of the pool deck, and the addition of Elway's), The Lodge answers the demands of Vail's high-class visitors.
The newly designed rooms pay homage to the history of the building, yet they incorporate a refreshed palette. Soft grays and cool blues are completed by dark wood furnishings, modern light fixtures, and a blend of soft and hard accent features. Think alpine retreat meats day spa. Textiles have been upgraded too: cozy, soft sheets, plush wool, and inviting chairs welcome the weary skier.
The Lodge also redid the lobby and corridors. Gone went the somewhat stodgy main entrance, now transformed into a bright white open space. Dark wood staircases pop amongst the white arches, light stonework fireplace, and sumptuous leather furnishings. There are also a number of techy features like a large display screen featuring guest information or rotating artwork and the ability to print your tickets before heading out to the slopes.
All these renovations, access to Elway's or Cucina (two onsite restaurants), plus the sweet pool area with its giant in-ground spas and multiple gas fire pits means we won't be overlooking The Lodge next time we head to Vail.
-By Tara Tubb
· The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort [Official Site]
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