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Construction began in October on a meeting-space expansion at the 180-unit Stein Eriksen Lodge
in Deer Valley, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. A new 6,000-square-foot space is being built above the existing Event Center. The project includes the addition of a new executive boardroom and breakout rooms in the Main Lodge. The new space will open this May, bringing the property's total meeting space to 11,000 square feet. The west-facing wall in the larger space will be all glass, looking out on the Flagstaff, Empire and Lady Morgan peaks. The lodge's two restaurants are the elegant and the casual: Glitretind features fine dining and polished service; Troll Hallen handles lighter fare in a casual atmosphere. A 23,000-square-foot spa offers a range of services and 16 treatment rooms.
The Washington School House,
built in 1889 and now on the National Historic Registry, opened in December 2011 as a 12-room boutique hotel following an eight-month renovation. Within walking distance of Main Street and the Park City Mountain Resort's town ski lift, the hotel, ideal for incentives, is equipped with a luxurious pool, a spa, an après-ski lounge and a small meeting room. (435) 649-3800; washingtonschoolhouse.com
Beginning this winter, novice boarders will be able to unleash their inner daredevil in the new terrain park at the Park City Mountain Resort.
While the resort already offers several areas for practicing tricks, this one is geared to younger and less experienced athletes seeking to develop their skills.Meeting Hotels
Major properties include the 450-unit Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, 350-room Canyons Grand Summit Hotel, 227-room Lodges at Deer Valley, 220-room Montage Deer Valley, 199-room Park City Marriott, 185-room Newpark Resort, 181-room St. Regis Deer Valley, 181-room Yarrow Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 180-room Stein Eriksen Lodge, 178-room Hyatt Escala Lodge and 175-room Waldorf Astoria Park City. For more area hotels and meeting spaces, go to mcvenues.com
Salt Lake City International Airport, about a 35-minute drive from downtown Park City. Transfer cost to Park City, $76 roundtripTaxes
Room tax, 3%; sales tax, 7.45%; total tax on hotel rooms, 10.45%. At the St. Regis Deer Crest in Wasatch County, room tax is 11.6%.
Last summer, Park City's Main Street acquired a new hangout for creative types: The Paint Mixer,
a studio that offers casual classes in painting and wine appreciation. Groups of 15 to 70 people can reserve the space for private events. (435) 604-0820; thepaintmixer.comThe Park City Museum,
right, which underwent an extensive $9 million renovation in 2009, charts the history of the city from its early years as a prosperous silver-mining community through its virtual abandonment in the early 20th century to its current prominence as a skiing destination. The museum can be taken over for up to 150 people, for whom a docent is always in attendance. (435) 649-7457; parkcityhistory.org
Main Street offers a wonderful array of places to eat. Among local favorites is Wahso,
inspired by the food and culture of Shanghai in the 1930s, offering Asian fare with French influences. Tempting dishes include miso black cod and shrimp masala stir-fry. The restaurant welcomes groups of up to 210 for dinner and 400 for a reception. (435) 615-0300; billwhiterestaurantgroup.com/wahso.htmlContact
Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau,