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Monday, November 13, 2006

USA Today: 'Resort Developers Discovering Utah's Attraction'

Today's USA Today carries an article describing luxury resorts being developed in Utah.

"A super-luxe influx of high-end resorts is springing up near Utah's accessible ski slopes and otherworldly red rock spires," the article says.

The article describes the St. Regis Resort and Residences at Deer Crest in Park City, an Amangiri resort being built in Big Water, near Lake Powell, and it says plans are underway for a $3.5 billion development with luxury homes, a Jack Nicklaus-commissioned golf course and other amenities at the old Elk Meadows ski area near Beaver.

Here are snippets from the article:

"I think that the transformation of the Park City area has clearly happened. It's a huge bargain compared to those other places, with much better access. You can get on a plane in the morning and be on the slopes by the afternoon."

"A luxury home that would cost $1.7 million in Park City would cost $2.7 million in Aspen."

"Nestled in the red rock desert near Lake Powell, the (Amangiri) resort will feature 34 luxury hotel rooms running $900 a night and 28 villas that will sell for around $6.5 million, all managed by the Singapore-based luxury brand Amanresorts."

"The resort, scheduled to open in spring 2008, is about 15 miles from the airport in Page, Ariz. It is a half-hour flight to the Grand Canyon, a short drive to red rock vistas in Utah's national parks and monuments, and a luxury houseboat will be available for guests to rent for floating around Lake Powell."

Read the entire article.


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