by Matt Alderton | November 06, 2018

In Vail, Colo., spring is usually still. After a busy winter of skiing and snowboarding, the town exhales, pausing to catch its breath before tourism picks up again in the summer. In spring 2019, however, at least one Vail property -- Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail -- will be as busy as ever thanks to a $19 million renovation that's scheduled to commence in April, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced last week.

"This comprehensive resort transformation will be a design evolution which, I have no doubt, will further enhance what guests experience at the resort today," said General Manager Meredith Macfarlane.

Work, which will continue through 2020, will be completed in stages, ultimately encompassing most of the property, including: all 121 guest rooms, which will be refreshed and remodeled along with guest room corridors; the resort's Flame Restaurant, which will be turned into a brand-new dining concept; the lobby, which will be redesigned; and the resort's 8,480 square feet of meeting space, which will be updated.

The theme of renovation be "mountain modern," pairing clean, contemporary lines with organic textures and colors, including local stone and wood and nature-inspired carpet, leathers and fabrics.

"The design of the renovation achieves the perfect balance of contemporary and mountain rustic," said Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Vice President of Design Dana Kalczak. "This will be a truly transformational renovation that will create a strong spirit of place with great style."

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