Cumming provided owner’s rep and development management services for this $55 million project, which consisted of the complete renovation and conversion of the former Silvertree Hotel to a Westin-branded Hotel, the renovation of Wildwood Lodge, and the renovation of Snowmass Conference Center. The entire renovation of all three facilities was finished exactly on time.
The Westin Hotel project included the reprograming and overhaul of all 254 guestrooms and suites, including the complete renovation of all public areas. The project also included the addition of ski-in/ski-out access, a Vue Lounge, a workout facility, a kid’s club, and a sophisticated 239-seat, three-meal restaurant called The Snowmass Kitchen, which also features a modern wine bar. In addition, the existing spa was transformed into a Westin Spa, and new retail stores were added, including Patagonia, North Face, Ranger Station, and Starbucks. The resort’s pool and pool deck was also renovated. The 20,000-sq.-ft., 2,000-seat Snowmass Conference Center consisted of upgraded finishes and media improvements.
Adjacent sister property The Wildwood Lodge, which underwent a renovation of its 154 rooms and eclectic suites, also opened on time. The Wildwood Lodge was transformed into an early 1980s-style ski lodge complete with a Canteen Restaurant, new Belgian Beer Hall, a retro arcade room called “The Arcave” (complete with Pac-Man, pinball machines, and other games from that time), and a hidden board room accessible through a bookcase. A “Snack Shack” was added next to the pool, along with hot tubs, a fitness center, and a renovated pool deck.