The St. Regis Hotel, scheduled to open in Spring 2009 at Deer Valley, is the first "branded" five star resort in Utah. It is a $260 million dollar project set to break records for price per square foot- $1,400 (only two other properties have ever broken $1,000 per square foot in Utah).

The ultra luxurious property features 27 privates residences, 67 condominium hotel suites, and 180 guest rooms and suites. It will be slope-side and has some of the most luxurious and unique mountain amenities including the first funicular in a North American ski resort.

The resort is owned by Deer Crest Associates and will be managed by Starwood's ultra-luxe St. Regis brand. Known for its signature butler service, impressive architectural design, and indulgent spas, St. Regis is among the world's most luxurious hotel brands with 10 award-winning properties around the globe. 

The St. Regis Resort, Deer Crest, will be situated on two pieces of land connected by a dual-car funicular rail tram. The lower terminus of the funicular will be built adjacent to the Snow Park Lodge at the base of the ski resort. The main portion of the hotel and residences will be directly uphill from that site, into the saddle of Roosevelt Gap.  

The PR spin claims the slope-side St. Regis Resort & Residences, Deer Crest, will offer some of the most "opulent amenities of any mountain resort in the world" including a 24,000 square foot spa with a salon and fitness facilities, a large, luxe ski lounge with ski valet service, a ski "beach", and two resort-style pools designed to capture sun rays during all daylight hours. The resort will also feature a gourmet restaurant, a martini bar and an après ski lounge.

A lower lodge, built around the base of the funicular adjacent to Snow Park Lodge, will include additional welcome facilities and will provide quick access to the base area ski lifts. It will also house additional hotel rooms in a later phase of the project.

The St. Regis in Utah will be the brand's second ski resort. The first is at Aspen. You probably won't be able to book a room until the summer, but look for ‘open house' tours throughout the ski season. You'd better have a plutonium credit card.