Hotel Guide to the Sundance Film Festival
Oyster.com has the perfect recommendations for travelers heading to a week-long visit to Park City, UT, for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Plan your stay at 1 of these top lodges and resorts to rub elbows with celebs, spend a romantic time with your significant other or just hit the slopes, while checking out films from the next big moviemakers.
The Sky Lodge is a major hub hotel of the festival, and a stay here could mean plenty of late nights and star-studded after parties. The property is upscale from top to bottom. The suites and residences are massive and high-end, sporting working fireplaces, kitchenettes or kitchens with modern appliances, private balconies (many with hot tubs) and washer/dryers. Bathrooms in the residences are palatial, with 2 sinks, double showers and soaking tubs, some even have flat-screen TVs. The central location makes getting around Park City and hitting the slopes easy.
Anyone looking for outright luxury and A-List pampering will love the St. Regis. It offers a true 5-star experience for visitors to Park City. The expansive, well-maintained property has a spacious fitness center with personal trainers and a yoga and Pilate studio. Other amenities include a high-end spa, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a fine-dining restaurant and elegant rooms with spectacular views. Prices increase during Sundance because of the increase in celebrity traffic and its location in posh Deer Valley. Luckily, festival parties and events in downtown Park City are only an 8-minute drive away.
The luxurious 170-room Stein Erikson Lodge includes ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, and a design style that could be described as "wilderness chic." Rooms are spacious with lodge decor, comfortable bedding and clean bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. Besides the highly-reputed spa, the 2 restaurants (make sure to try the Stein burger) and year-round outdoor pool with a large fireplace add to the lodge's popularity.
Does the mere thought of trading in Manhattan for Deer Valley make you homesick? Book a room at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. It's as luxurious as its storied name promises, starting with the beautiful lobby all the way up to the residence style rooms, featuring fireplaces and large marble-and-granite bathrooms. The pool area is gorgeous as well, boasting magnificent mountain views.
The Montage Deer Valley is the perfect spot if you're looking for a romantic stay during Sundance. The rooms at the large, luxurious resort feel like upscale apartments, with warm wood accents, chandeliers, high-end artwork and fireplaces. The marble bathrooms have heated floors, soaking tubs and separate showers. The hotel has a massive spa -- with free access to its pool, steam rooms, and saunas -- and several restaurants, including 1 with fine dining and another with a bowling alley. Ski-in/ski-out access is a big draw.
Bear Hollow Village is a neighborhood-like resort featuring 3-bedroom condos and 3- and 4-bedroom townhouses -- perfect for traveling troupes of budding A-listers. The individually owned condos and townhouses vary in decor; some do not have flat-screen TVs, but all feature fireplaces, washer/dryers, and modern, sleek kitchens. All units have free Wi-Fi. As a condominium property, the hotel lacks amenities such as housekeeping and a spa, but the Clubhouse features a small fitness center, with only a few machines, and a business center.
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