by Alex Palmer | August 08, 2018
This summer will be a time of change for one of Vail's major meetings properties, as the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort undergoes a $25 million renovation of its guest rooms and meeting spaces. Undergoing what it calls a "reimagination," the changes will bring in modern amenities, a transformed guest experience and a new look for the property's ballrooms.
The hotel's 350 guest rooms will all be redone in what the announcement called "mountain modern aesthetic" compete with rustic architecture and mid-century furniture. Design touches will include natural tones and artwork that evokes the landscape on which the hotel is set, while echoing the feel of a Swiss chalet or small European town.

"With this extensive reimagination, we are looking to infuse Vail's charm throughout the resort and truly connect guests with the destination; the designers have captured the perfect Vail vacation vibe," said General Manager Jonathan Brownlee, in a statement. "It's going to be an epic re-discovery for guests, further elevating their experience for the ultimate mountain getaway. It will be a much more modern and chic design that still embraces Vail's outdoor lifestyle."

As for the meeting space, the renovation will include a complete update of the Grand Ballroom, Grand Foyer and Colorado Ballroom, totaling 25,000 square-feet of meeting space. In addition to these indoor spaces will be the addition of an outdoor veranda complete with bar, fire features and private settees. All of it is expected to wrap in September of this year.

"We're incredibly proud that within Marriott's Resort portfolio, this property continues to be at the pinnacle when it comes to guest satisfaction," added Brownlee. "Being a landmark hotel for the Vail Valley, with the greatest number of rooms, largest ballroom and most function space under one roof, we are extremely excited to reposition the resort to better compete in the greater mountain luxury space."