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Discover What’s New in Vail This Summer with Hotel Experiences, Inventive Dining, a Recovery Lab, Arts, Events + More

Vail, Colorado – May 17, 2022 – This summer, travel to where adventure meets luxury in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Vail’s quaint mountain village has welcomed year-round visitors for nearly 60 years with unlimited outdoor adventures, new hotel offerings, inventive dining experiences and unique ways in which guests can rest and recover from a day of play in the mountains. From Dream Trips to a long list of new and distinctive experiences, Vail offers endless ways to inspire travel to its Rocky Mountain playground.

WHAT’S NEW IN HOSPITALITY

The Hythe, A Luxury Collection Resort                                                                                

The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail boasts 344 rooms, 22 suites and 16 luxurious residences, while offering 29,000 square feet of unparalleled meeting and event space. The new property is located at the base of Vail Mountain, just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola where visitors can enjoy the cobblestone streets of Lionshead and Vail Village, offering hundreds of shops, boutiques and art galleries. With countless adventures and activities offered this summer, The Hythe will serve as a getaway for those looking for exclusive and immersive experiences. The resort’s newest partnership with Adventure IO caters to year-round outdoor, extreme sporting and culinary enthusiasts alike, bringing guests world-class excursions hosted by both local and global professional athletes, experts and brand ambassadors.

Topgolf Swing Suites at Grand Hyatt Vail                                                                                

This summer, Grand Hyatt Vail debuts its Topgolf Swing Suites. Guests will be treated to comfort food and beverage while enjoying virtual golf or other interactive games such as soccer, zombie dodgeball and hockey. Each Topgolf Swing Suite accommodates parties of up to twelve people with inviting lounge seating and service.

$7M Renovation at Manor Vail Lodge 

Manor Vail Lodge recently completed a $7 million renovation of its pool, patio, restaurant, south lobby and south entrance. The south side of the property has gained a refreshing and modern look without losing any of its mountain charm and feel. The new south pool, in addition to the already existing north pool, make Manor Vail Lodge the only hotel in Vail with two outdoor heated swimming pools and four hot tubs. Guests of the lodge can spend the day soaking in the newly built saltwater pool and relax at night in the newly redesigned hot tubs.

In addition, the lodge now offers a new dining experience, Ridge + River Mountainside Kitchen. With picturesque floor to ceiling views of Golden Peak, the makeover also includes a new versatile patio, covering and firepit for enhanced outdoor dining and events. Other enhancements include 20 newly renovated condominiums and upgrades to the fitness center with expanded space and new state-of-the-art equipment including Nordic Track treadmills and Pelotons.

Antlers at Vail Celebrates 50 Years

A stalwart of Colorado’s Vail Valley community, leading the way on everything from environmental sustainability to promoting employee education and literacy, Antlers at Vail hotel is also a longtime leader in providing friendly, personalized service that treats guests like family. Constructed in 1972, just 10 years after 10th Mountain Division Sgt. Pete Seibert and rancher Earl Eaton founded Vail Ski Resort, the Antlers at Vail announces the celebration of its golden 50th anniversary from March 2022 to April 2023. An “old Vail” favorite – with its enviable creek- and slope-side location in the family-friendly Lionshead neighborhood – the Antlers also shines as an up-to-the-minute destination lodge that is part home away from home and part grand escape. Antlers at Vail will be sharing contests, packages and more throughout the year on its dedicated 50th anniversary website at antlers50.com.

WHAT’S NEW IN DINING

Wheels and Whiskey at The Hythe

The Hythe is introducing a new Wheels and Whiskey program led by Lead Beverage Consultant and Colorado-based expert mixologist, Sean Kenyon. As Vail is known to be home to premier mountain biking treks and trails during the summer, this program will be helmed by Sean himself as he guides guests on a scenic ride throughout the open terrain and then teaches a hands-on whiskey cocktail making class at the 10th Mountain Whiskey Bar located in the resort’s lobby.

Yoshimi Pop-Up Restaurant

Guests and visitors alike are invited to enjoy Executive Chef Pierson Shield’s and new Head Sushi Chef Tanapat “Tee” Vannopas’ collaboration with internationally acclaimed Yoshimi culinary team at Grand Hyatt Vail. This highly anticipated exclusive sushi pop-up features Sapporo on tap, Suntory Highball whiskey draft and premium sake flights. Highlights include signature Maki rolls and specialty handmade Nigiri.

Ridge + River Mountainside Kitchen at Manor Vail Lodge

At the heart of Manor Vail Lodge, Ridge + River Mountainside Kitchen offers a warm and welcoming culinary experience featuring elevated dining spaces and an abundance of regionally sourced ingredients from nearby mountains and rivers. Featuring an imaginative menu, sophisticated spirits, and a range of Colorado brews and wines, Ridge + River invites guests to enjoy the restaurant’s greatest amenity — a table at the base of Vail Mountain with uninterrupted views. The menu features sharable items such as brussels sprouts and porcini truffle fries, a selection of soup and salad options along with entrees such as Skuna Salmon with wild caught crab, asparagus, saffron Jasmin rice in a chipotle chorizo broth and the Cider Brined Sakura Pork Chop with pear-apricot mostarda, lemon asparagus, cheddar white polenta and pancetta jus. The menu also features several sharable butcher cuts including Rocky Mountain Trout, Elk Strop Loin and several high-end cuts of red meat with a selection of sauce options ranging from lemon beurre fondu to chimichurri.

Barrio Social Opens on Meadow Drive

Barrio Social, a new high-end tapas bar, offers a sleek interior design that flows outside onto the patio for optimal people watching and outdoor summer dining. Created by the owners of Vail’s popular La Bottega restaurant, Barrio Social’s design, menu and drinks are inspired by travels through the Iberian Peninsula. Spanish and Portuguese wines, ciders, sherry’s and portos complement the pintxos, tapas and planchas dishes.

REST & RECOVERY, RETAIL, ARTS EVENTS & MORE

Recovery Lab

Experience some of the latest innovations of the fastest growing sector in athletic performance by utilizing various Recovery Lab modalities. Located in The Ritz-Carlton Residences Vail, Recovery Lab’s mission is to assist every person that walks through the door to feel better, recover faster and perform or play harder. With the knowledge acquired from working with ski teams and the US Burton Open medical team, the team at Recovery Lab wants to make high-end recovery equipment available for the everyday mountain enthusiasts. Visitors can choose from a number of treatments including Compression Boots, Oxygen Bar, IV Vitamin Treatments, Hyperbaric Chamber, Foot, and Calf Massage, Post Ski Leg Recovery Treatment, Cryotherapy, Muscle Ultrasound Readings and Muscle Stimulators.

Aviator Nation Take Flight in Vail

Born in a Venice Beach garage in 2006, Aviator Nation has a new outpost in the mountains as the popular apparel company recently opened a new store in the heart of Vail Village on Bridge Street. The clothing company is inspired by 1970’s fashion and the music that defined the era. Aviator Nation’s full line of clothing options from men’s and women’s outerwear and athleisure options to kids clothing are available at the Vail location.

Res Ipsa’s Responsibly-Sourced Global Style Comes to Vail

Res Ipsa is inspired by owner’s Josh and Odini’s travels to the great cities of the world. They recently brought this globally inspired, responsibly sourced boutique to Vail with the opening of their first store in the area. The new boutique is the destination for premium handmade travel leisure goods from upcycled one-of-a-kind kilim shoes to repurposed vintage 501s.

Summer of Events

Vail offers several signature events that visitors have come to plan their vacations around including the annual GoPro Mountain Games, Bravo! Vail music festival and Vail Dance Festival. Popular fan favorites that are coming back include a series of musical performances at the Ford Amphitheater, the Vail Craft Beer Classic and Vail Wine Classic. New this year, the Vail Comedy Festival will bring headlining comedians to town over Memorial Day weekend. The event will offer 30+ comedians from The Comedy Cellar, Netflix, HBO, NBC and more. Vail also will offer live, pop-up musical entertainment in the streets throughout the summer in Vail Village and Lionshead. Visit DiscoverVail.com/events for the full summer events calendar.

Sustainable Destination

Vail recently received recertification as a Sustainable Destination under the Mountain IDEAL standard. This coveted achievement builds upon the initial certification in 2017 when Vail became the first Certified Sustainable Destination in the United States. The Mountain IDEAL Standard is an internationally recognized set of destination stewardship sustainability standards for resort, rural, recreation and gateway communities. The Mountain IDEAL standard was created in Vail to address challenges that arise in mountain resorts and later expanded to include recreation, rural and gateway communities.

E-Bike Share Program

Vail and its neighboring communities are launching a regional electric bike share this summer called Shift Bike. The goals is to encourage individuals to shift behavior from driving a car to riding a bike for things like errands or shorter commutes. This can serve as another option for anyone traveling between communities — be it employees traveling to other communities for work or for individuals traveling to social activities and events. The program is meant for short commutes versus recreational purposes.

New Sculptures to Debut as Part of Vail’s Art in Public Places Program

This summer, the Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places will unveil four sculptures being donated from renowned contemporary art collectors and part-time residents Vicki and Kent Logan. Following their 2018 donation of Lawrence Weiner’s “To The Extent of How Deep The Valley is at Some Given Time,” the Logans are further diversifying the Town’s collection with works by Brad Kahlhamer, Nathan Mabry, Jason Middlebrook and Preston Singletary. This generous donation elevates the breadth of the public art collection which includes over 60 works.

Dream Trips

This summer, the destination has developed a series of Dream Trips that package the very best of what Vail has to offer. These exclusive, one-of-a-kind packages were curated to inspire travel and allow visitors to experience their ultimate dream vacation. These exclusive experiences range from the ultimate golf getaway to a backcountry llama chalet offer. For information, please visit DiscoverVail.com/Dream-Trips.

Individual lodging rates begin at $159 this summer based on dates and availability. For more information on summer adventures in Vail, please visit DiscoverVail.com.

Discover Vail in the spring, summer and fall. There’s no place like Vail for year-round recreation, outdoor pursuits and cultural experiences in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Nestled at the foot of Vail Mountain just two hours west of Denver, Vail’s fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian villages await visitors. Discover quaint Bavarian villages where outdoor activities abound and the performing arts flourish. Matching the incredible winter mountain experience, Vail from May through October is characterized by a rich culinary scene, family activities, world-class events and everything in between.

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