The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail.
Owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company, the new luxury resort concept in the heart of the Rocky Mountains debuts after undergoing a $40 million transformation, including an entirely revamped arrival and lobby experience, reinvigorated outdoor spaces and four brand-new culinary concepts. The resort marks Marriott International’s only Luxury Collection alpine resort in North America.
“With over 5,200 acres of world-renowned terrain, Vail, Colorado has become one of the most popular mountain resort communities in North America,” said Philipp Weghmann, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for The Luxury Collection. “The addition of The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vail to this legendary destination is an extension of the unique experiences available in the region. We are proud to announce the opening of the resort as the only Luxury Collection alpine resort in this iconic destination.”
Boasting 344 rooms, inclusive of 22 suites and 16 spacious residences, guests are situated just steps from the base of Vail Mountain where they can explore a plethora of outdoor experiences designed for every season or take in the charming and bustling cobblestone streets of Lionshead Village, which offers countless shops and art galleries. The Hythe serves as a gateway to Vail’s most exciting and desirable experiences, whether guests are looking to partake in exclusive alpine excursions or rejuvenate at the on-site recovery-focused spa. Inspired by the legendary founders of Vail Ski Resort, Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton, The Hythe reimagines the revelry, camaraderie, and hospitality of après ski, infusing the “good-time-was-had-by-all” spirit into all aspects of the guest experience, no matter the time of day or season.
Elevated Alpine Interiors
Helmed by Wilson Ishihara Design, the interiors of The Hythe are inspired by the origins of Vail, those who built it in the 1960s, and the beautiful surrounding nature that drove people to the destination. A pioneering spirit, hospitality, and a mutual love of skiing can be felt in each elevated design element. Adorned with elegant custom furniture and art pieces, entering the lobby brings guests into a majestic and serene Rocky Mountain design scheme. Punctuated with glamorous 60’s touches and historic ski references, the space brings guests a sense of unparalleled authenticity. Visitors will be pulled in by thoughtful, clean design details such as local Colorado calacatta marble quarried from the Rocky Mountain, carved wood feature art inspired by the local shepherding tradition of Arborglyphs, marble flooring textured to evoke snow fall on the landscape, carved black stone walls, and Douglas fir siding wood panels inspired by an alpine chalet.
The Hythe’s namesake, “haven,” is fully realised in the resort’s 344 guest rooms, which offer elegant and opulent spaces, creating a true respite. With a focus on design elements that invite relaxation and recovery from a day spent on-mountain, picture windows boast the same views of Vail Mountain that inspired the passion of Pete Siebert and Earl Eaton many years ago. Wood, stone, leather, and faux fur bring a welcoming sanctuary to lay one’s head or simply spend the whole day.
Mountain-Forward Cuisine with Colorado-Sourced Fare
Offering a series of unforgettable epicurean moments, The Hythe is home to four brand-new culinary spaces, all inspired by the Après All Day spirit and infusing an air of celebration into every meal. With a convivial atmosphere, the dining concepts at The Hythe are set to serve as the must-visit destination in Vail – for both hotel guests and visitors alike. The Hythe are grounded in a deep appreciation for the local land, its nourishing properties and the passion shared over a meal.
Most notably, The Hythe’s farm-to-table dinner concept, Margie’s Haas, is a tribute to the World War II local home cook, Margie Haas. Celebrating her flair for hosting, the restaurant is inspired by troopers from the 10th Mountain Division often driving through the valley on their way to Denver and stopping at the Haas’ home for one of Margie’s home-cooked meals after World War II began. The restaurant offers contemporary alpine cuisine with a fresh approach to classic recipes and ingredients. Lit by modern chandeliers accompanied by long farmhouse tables, wood, earth tones with pops of metallic bronze, the cozy homemade feeling in an atmosphere of effortless sophistication will serve couples, families, friends and business groups alike. Helmed by Executive Chef Patrick Dahms, the menu brings a modernized concept of his 35 years of experience in Alpine cuisine, inspired by his upbringing in Germany and his travels in South Tyrol in Italy and the Austrian Alps.
The Hythe’s lobby bar, 10th Mountain, is in the resort’s opulently transformed entrance welcoming in windswept guests. Partnering with local 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company, the bar is a place for guests to gather for an après cocktail around the custom lobby fireplace after days well-spent immersing themselves in Vail excursions. As guests imbibe, they have the opportunity to learn about the 10th Mountain Division in tandem with the history and importance of whiskey in the region. Guests looking to fuel up for a day on the slopes can visit Mountain Ration – the property’s grab & go concept inspired by the 1942 10th Mountain Division M-ration during winter combat or alpine training. And serving as the hub for gathering and celebration, Revel Lounge is The Hythe’s lounge bar slated to evoke a convivial atmosphere that will have guests wanting to linger longer. Revel infuses unique cocktails and exciting programming that will inspire guests to unwind during their stay.