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Open for Business: Antlers at Vail

Name of business: Antlers at Vail

Physical address: 680 Lionshead Place Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-476-2471

Email: sales@antlersvail.com

Website: antlersvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Antlers at Vail is open for business with new health and hygiene processes in place.

In special appreciation of our local Eagle County residents, the Antlers at Vail is offering a highly discounted nightly rate of $149 for studios to one-bedroom condos with bunkrooms. Play tourist in Vail during May through September of 2020.

Enjoy the Antlers at Vail’s spacious condos with full kitchens, private balcony with grill, daily housekeeping, picturesque pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and fantastic location footsteps from the mountain and easy access to all Vail has to offer.

Splash in the creekside heated pool with two natural rock hot tubs, views of the mountain and river. Take a hike or bike ride up Vail Mountain. Or, cruise the bike path along the river to play at Pirate Ship Park, with a stop at Sunbird Park. Fish or just enjoy the sounds of the river. In the evening savor dinner on the patio of your favorite Vail restaurant or grill on your own private Antlers balcony with views of the mountain.

Use code ” LOCALSLOVE” when booking at antlersvail.com to receive this special rate. Please bring local ID to show at check-in.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

For summer 2020 we have created a no-penalty cancellation policy when reservations are canceled 48 hours or more prior to arrival. In addition, we’ve implemented new health and safety protocols that include the American Hotel Lodging Association approved cleaning process. We are leaving rooms empty 48 hours between guests, sanitizing frequently touched surfaces several times a day, and more.

How can the community support you?

Come and enjoy a staycation at the Antlers at Vail!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

All of the above. We keep our website (https://www.antlersvail.com/eagle-county-resident-rate/) up to date and the best pricing can be found right there in our booking engine. But we also have fun videos and other information on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

What’s the response been?

We are seeing summer bookings start to come in and our homeowners and guests are excited to be able to return to Vail. Since we just announced the special Eagle County resident rate, we are looking forward to hosting our local community here in the near future. Of course, our employees are glad to be working, and in a safe environment.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We have the necessary health and safety processes in place to welcome guests back to Vail for a summer of outdoor fun in a safe environment. We’ve already seen an uptick in bookings and are looking forward to bringing back our repeat guests whom we consider a part of our family.

Four Seasons Resort Vail launches two-year renovation project

VAIL — A decade can be a long time in the luxury lodging business. That’s why Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail is getting an extensive upgrade.

Changes include a re-do of Flame restaurant and The Remedy Bar, as well as upgrades to the hotel’s 122 guest rooms and suites, as well as the lobby, corridors and meeting spaces.

The work will take this year and much of 2020. The hotel will remain open during the work.

Perhaps the biggest change is in the residences. Extell Development Co. in 2018 received town of Vail approval to change a number of the hotel’s fractional-fee condos to full-ownership units.

Six of the original 19 fractional units will be retained in the fractional pool. The remaining 12 units will be turned into 12 residences, eight new hotel rooms and 18 lock-off units.

Of the new condo units, one was finished in 2018. Only eight are still available for sale. Three of those units are sold “as you see them,” meaning they still have the fittings and furnishings that came with the fractional-fee units. The remaining five will be done with designer renovations.

Prices range from $4.5 million to $16.9 million.

Custom touches for owners

Dana Dennis Gumber, of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, is the listing broker for the new units. Gumber said the current fractional units all have the same fittings and furnishings. Buyers of the whole-ownership units will be able to add their own touches.

Owners of the whole-ownership units will also be able to put their units into the Four Seasons’ international rental program.

That’s a lot of outreach to potential renters, Gumber said.

Extell Vice President of Development Kurt Krieg said the sales of the new residences will help finance the rest of the changes at the property.

Those changes are going to be extensive, Krieg said, fitting with the Four Seasons brand.

Upgrades to restaurants

AvroKo, a design company with offices in New York, San Francisco, London and Bangkok, has worked at Union Station in Denver. That firm will do the work on the Flame and The Remedy Bar restaurants.

At The Remedy Bar, a kitchen will be installed at the bar level. Food currently comes from the Flame kitchen, two floors below the bar.

Renovations at Flame will include a new menu, as well as chefs tables and a closed, private room. Flame will also enclose some current outdoor space.

Krieg said the $40 million project will also include work to the hotel’s conference and banquet facilities. That work will include new colors and finishes in the meeting rooms.

The idea, Kreig said, is to get the work done with minimal disruptions to guests, employees and the rest of the town. And, he added, the improvements will “meet or exceed” the Four Seasons’ promises to those same groups.

“We’re excited and proud of this project,” Krieg said. “It’s been a well-received project.”

Vail Daily business editor Scott Miller can be reached at smiller@vaildaily.com and 970-748-2930.

Vail short-term rental registration renewal has begun

VAIL — The town of Vail Finance Department has begun the notification process for renewal of short-term rental licenses issued in 2018 as well as reminders to register new properties. The 2019 requirements became effective March 1 for all short-term rental properties within the town boundaries. The registration requirement applies to anyone renting their Vail property or seeking to rent a property in Vail for less than a 30-day consecutive period.

After being enacted a year ago, the regulations have been streamlined to accommodate suggestions from the lodging community and property managers.

• All short-term rental properties are required to complete the annual registration process with the town. This includes condo-tels which had previously been exempt. Condo-tels are lodging properties consisting of single-owned condos served by a full-time front desk.

• Annual registration fees are $150 per unit for individually rented units; $10 per unit for professionally managed properties; and $5 per unit for professionally managed properties with a 24/7/365 onsite manager.

• Short-term rental properties are required to have individual town of Vail sales tax licenses and file periodic returns. Property managers and condo-tels may bundle short-term rental applications to the town.

• Property owners or managers must acknowledge life-safety, noise and parking requirements as well as a local property contact for emergency response.

The registration process is available online at vailgov.com/short-term-rental-license-applications.

To address potential neighborhood concerns, the town has established a 24-hour hotline at 970-331-0632 to report non-emergency issues including parking, noise or trash. The regulations require a response to complaints within one hour or the property may be in violation of town code and subject to a fine.

The fine schedule for violations is $500 for the first offense, $1,500 for the second offense, $2,500 for a third offense and a two-year prohibition of rental at a fourth offense. Failure to register a short-term rental property is also considered a violation.

The town’s finance department is available to assist with questions from first-time applicants by email. Contact Matthew VanEyll at mvaneyll@vailgov.com. In addition, the department will host an orientation session for property managers and managers of condo-tels to familiarize them with the new online registration process for multiple rentals.

The town processed applications for 695 short-term rental units in 2018.