Known as the “Beehive State,” Utah offers a stunning blend of natural wonders. See the iconic red rock formations of Arches National Park, where you’ll witness nature’s artwork carved by wind and time. Delve into the otherworldly landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park, with its intricate hoodoos. And don’t miss the majestic canyons of Zion National Park, with towering sandstone cliffs. Explore Salt Lake City, home to Temple Square, the heart of the Mormon faith. Delve into the fascinating stories of the past at the Utah State Capitol or the Utah Olympic Park, which hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection
Perched beside the ski lift, this mid-mountain hotel in Silver Lake Village is handy for the slopes (you can ski in/ski out and there’s a ski valet). Guests can stay in bedrooms in the old house — a Bavarian-style inn — or in sleek multi-bedroom residences designed by the award-winning architect Tom Kundig. There’s a bar, a restaurant (do try the fondue), a pool, a terrace and a hot tub on the rooftop of the new wing, from which you can gaze at the neighbouring mountains through the ethereal rising steam.
The Chateaux Deer Valley
Located close to the Goldener Hirsch, The Chateaux Deer Valley takes its cue from the inns of Alpine France. Guests are met with a stone exterior and courtyard fountain, before entering the marble lobby. Leisure facilities include a heated pool and two hot tubs, Le Spa Chateaux, a sports rental shop and a fitness centre. The family-friendly Cena Ristorante serves Italian dishes, while the Cena Lounge has a menu of lighter bites and regular live music. Choose from lodge-style studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom accommodation options, some with kitchens, jetted tubs, fireplaces and balconies, all with mountain or courtyard view.
The St. Regis Deer Valley
This large-scale AAA Five Diamond retreat in Park City will meet all your sports and wellness requirements. Built-in a mountain lodge style, The St Regis encompasses a 14,000 square-foot Remède Spa, a 3,000 square-foot fitness centre overlooking a year-round, outdoor, split-level pool and hot tubs. Stay in one of 177 guest rooms, including 64 suites featuring the brand’s signature butler service. Replenish after an active day on the slopes, with seafood and steak at RIME, or classic French dishes at Brasserie 7452. The hotel’s impressive Wine Vault houses over 10,000 bottles of wine, and there’s a cocktail bar.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
Found at the base of the Canyons ski area, looking onto the Wasatch Mountains, the Waldorf Astoria Park City has 175 bedrooms decorated in a natural palette, with custom furnishings. Formerly the Dakota Mountain Lodge, the three-storey property now features sophisticated public spaces with chandeliers, rooms with gas fireplaces and a large spa. The building centres around a sheltered outdoor patio with fire pits, a heated pool and whirlpools, with a seasonal pool bar. Guests also have access to a fine dining restaurant, a private ski gondola and a golf course.
Salt Lake City
The Grand America Hotel
Rising 24 storeys, this is a Salt Lake landmark, with some of the best views in town. 775 bedrooms and suites feature handcrafted Richelieu furniture, original artworks and Italian marble bathrooms, while public areas boast unique pieces such as a solid brass portico and 17th-century Flemish tapestries. Guests can take tea in The Lobby or Gibson Girl Lounges, sample traditional American dishes in the Garden Café, order artisan chocolates, ice cream and pastries in La Bonne Vie, and drinks and snacks at the outdoor pool bar. Amenities at The Grand America Hotel also include an indoor lap pool, a sauna, spa, salon and gym.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
Stay downtown, at this cool and quirky, pet-friendly establishment, part of the upscale international Kimpton group. It’s an urban sanctuary with a boutique feel – although the hotel accommodates 225 rooms and suites. Explore the city with complimentary loaner bikes and Micro Kickboard scooters (for kids). Savour award-winning food by Executive Chef Patrick LeBeau in The Vault, an intimate 35-seat eatery, or enjoy seasonally-inspired plates in the lively Bambara bistro. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City also has a fitness centre, yoga mats in every room and a kids’ programme.