Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Sky Lodge - Park City, Utah

The Sky Lodge, inhabits three of the oldest buildings in Park City’s historic Old Town, Utah. The six-floor five-star-style luxury resort has 33 residential suites finished in "Rocky Mountain loft" design style. The Sky Lodge was updated to LEED construction standards with eco-friendly and recycled building materials, including exterior siding that mimics historic wood-lap siding but won’t need to be painted for another 50 years. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. All certified projects receive a LEED plaque, which is the nationally recognized symbol demonstrating that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. A computer-controlled climate system that cuts energy consumption in half, wind-generated electrical power and a property-wide recycling program are examples of the lodge sustainable management program.
The Sky Lodge offers ski-in/ski-out access via the Town Lift and Ski Bridge to Park City Mountain Resort and it is 5 minute drive to Deer Valley Resort.The Amatsu Spa, inspired by the 800 year old Japanese tradition of Ofuro Baths, offers treatments like a Bamboo Massage (deep pressure is applied using bamboo sticks). And at the lodge’s Easy Street Brasserie, you can try Regional American and Country recipes or dishes such as Old Stove Baked Penne offer a different yet equally soothing brand of comfort.