Vail Cascade to be rebranded as Hotel Talisa |

Vail Cascade to be rebranded as Hotel Talisa

VAIL — Laurus Corporation, a private real estate investment and development firm, announced Tuesday the former Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will reopen early 2017 as Hotel Talisa, Vail.

The 285-room hotel will remain under the management of Two Roads Hospitality, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States.

“The rebrand and repositioning of this hotel is not only necessary with the evolving demand from consumers, but also critical to staying ahead of luxury standards,” said John Garth, regional managing director at Hotel Talisa. “Hotel Talisa will join the most admired hotels in the world and will be a refreshing option for year-round visitors to the Vail Valley.”

The renovated guestrooms will feature new textiles and design details, artistic lighting, free standing soaker tubs in five fixture baths with mountain and creek views.

Hotel Talisa will include three culinary venues, including a three-meal restaurant, a fireside bar and lounge and a café style market. The resort’s new restaurant, Gessner, will feature cuisine inspired by the Colorado Rockies as well as Vail’s roots in European culture. The name Gessner is derived from the first naturalist to ascend the Swiss Alps, Conrad Gessner. The Market will be filled with specialty gourmet provisions and beverages. Hotel Talisa’s lounge will feature libations, bites and music.

The Spa at Hotel Talisa’s treatments will include mountain mud baths and body scrubs. Hotel guests will also have access to the resort’s 58,000 square foot adjoining athletic club. The hotel will also boast over 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Derived from the Native American name translating to “beautiful water,” Talisa pays homage to the Rocky Mountain’s first residents – the Southern Ute Indians – while also playing to the resort’s location along Vail’s Gore Creek.

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