Grand Hyatt gears up for Utah first

Pictured: rendering of Grand Hyatt Deer Valley lobby. Imagery courtesy of Studio Garrison.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Extell Development Company are planning to expand the Grand Hyatt brand into Park City, Utah, USA.

Expected to open in late 2024, Grand Hyatt Deer Valley will mark the debut of the Grand Hyatt brand in Utah and will be located at the Deer Valley Resort.

Expansive facilities

Situated 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Grand Hyatt Deer Valley will offer 387 expansive guestrooms, inclusive of 40 suites, 55 private residences and 38,900 sq ft of indoor event space, including a 10,000 sq ft grand ballroom.

Guests will be able to access dining options including an après ski bar and grill, a signature bar and restaurant and a coffee bistro. The property will feature an expansive outdoor event terrace with panoramic mountain views, a heated year-round pool and whirlpool and a  fitness centre.

Ski site

Designed as a destination within a destination, the property will open as the first luxury hotel within Deer Valley Resort’s forthcoming expansion.

Deer Valley Resort intends to more than double the resort’s skiable terrain and install 16 new ski lifts and a state-of-the-art 10-passenger gondola. Such a network of chairlifts will offer efficient access to over 235 ski runs across 10 mountain peaks.

Luxurious retreat

Kimo Bertram, vice president of development, Americas, said: “Strategically positioned to meet increasing demand in resort markets, Grand Hyatt Deer Valley is a testament to the deliberate expansion of Hyatt’s luxury brands in sought-after destinations.

“The Grand Hyatt brand celebrates the iconic in small details and magnificent moments for guests, World of Hyatt members and customers. Grand Hyatt Deer Valley will deliver on this brand promise by providing a luxurious retreat for group and leisure travellers alike after a day of exploration and taking advantage of all the resort has to offer.”

Village cornerstone

Gary Barnett, founder and chairman of Extell Development Company, commented: “Grand Hyatt Deer Valley has been years in the making and will be the cornerstone of our new village at Deer Valley Resort. We have meticulously designed a hotel offering luxurious finishes and best-in-class amenities to appeal to guests and their families seeking a stay in the mountains. In addition, Grand Hyatt Deer Valley will be one of the nation’s only conference facilities located in a beautiful and easily accessible ski destination – a combination that is nearly unheard of within the industry.

“Finally, in recognition of their service to our country, active and retired military members will receive certain benefits and amenities while staying at the hotel.”

Heading to the west

Other Hyatt group sites in the US’ mountain west states pipeline include a pair due in Q4 2024 in Nevada: Hyatt Place Reno, bringing 132 keys online, and a conversion of the 2,522-key Rio Las Vegas into Hyatt Regency Las Vegas.

Furthermore, in Arizona, the 493-room Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is being refurbished and rebranded to become Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch by Q4 2024. Meanwhile, in Colorado, a 119-room newbuild, Hyatt Place Victory Ridge, is under development.