Vail Cascade now set to reopen Jan. 20 |

Vail Cascade now set to reopen Jan. 20

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VAIL — The 285-room Vail Cascade Resort and Spa is in the midst of a $50 million renovation to be completed in early 2017.

The resort will open as a Starwood Hotels & Resorts affiliate and then transition to the Luxury Collection in 2017 following the renovation. When completed, it will be in the highest luxury tier in the Marriott-Starwood family of brands, along with the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis.

Originally slated for a mid-December opening, the project set to open Jan. 20, according to Phil Cyburt, CEO of Laurus Corporation, the ownership group of the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa.

“We have been on a fast track creating this magnificent luxury property,” Cyburt said. “The reality is that the delivery schedule of furniture, fixtures and equipment — the finishing touches — has been delayed. We will not sacrifice quality for bookings or revenues. Our goal is to deliver the superior standards to our guests that they have become accustomed to from a luxury property. There is no doubt that we will be one of the most extraordinary luxury ski-in, ski-out resorts within the Vail Valley.”

Included in the renovation plans is a renewal of the guest rooms, creation of a new fine dining restaurant, a new lounge and bar area featuring live music, a ski concierge and valet and new retail stores.

‘Wait will be worth it’

“We have a large number of reservations on the books for the upcoming early ski season,” said John Garth, area managing director for the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. “We are working with other Starwood/Marriott properties, as well as local Vail properties, to accommodate our guests and groups to ensure their vacations and event conflicts are resolved. Further, the ownership group is committed to our efforts to attract and retain good talent and will continue to work to do so.”

“We are confident that the wait will be worth it, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the resort in January 2017.”

Laurus Corporation, a private real estate investment and development firm, acquired the property in January and began a renovation and redesign plan to position the property as a luxury resort. Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ and Destination Hotels’ teams will continue to work in the coming months to complete the resort. Vail Cascade Resort & Spa will continue to be run and managed by Destination Hotels.

Personnel are in the process of calling guests with reservation conflicts. Guests with questions regarding their stay may contact or call 800-420-2424.

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