Looks like the Dakota Mountain Lodge has 20 reservations on the books for their opening in July. The resort had hoped to open in March so guests could get in some last minute ski-in, ski-out time, but now they'll see why so many people live in Park City during the summer instead. The resort is the first and only property in the Waldorf Astoria Collection to be built from the ground up. Owned by the Hilton Hotels Corporation, the WAC will have 20 mostly acquired properties by the end of 2009.
Dakota will be a combination of residence condos and a hotel with units ranging from hotel rooms to full six-bedroom suites. The interior design will be more cosmopolitan than rustic - natural colors without the lodgepoles.
Room availability will depend largely on each owner's preference. More than half of the 170 units have committed buyers who await the unveiling of the Lodge's Golden Door Spa, five-star restaurant, an 18-hole golf course and the Frostwood gondola to The Canyons.
The split-level, 16,000-square-foot Golden Door Spa will host lounges, treatment rooms, a tea room, a hair and nails salon, and a fitness gym with areas for Pilates, yoga, and meditation classes.
San Francisco's Spruce restaurant, rated tops by Esquire Magazine, is sending out its Executive Chef Mark Sullivan to oversee its Park City location. The resort is scheduled to open July 1 and will be open for the July 4 weekend.
A showroom is open at 354 Main Street and the builders are taking ownership reservations if you're in the market.