Park City scores the mountain town trifecta: authentic mining roots, Olympic cred, and Hollywood buzz. Rising from the corner of Park City’s Main and Heber streets, the Main & Sky is a six-story, 33-suite property blending a modern mountain loft vibe with traditional ski lodge service. Concrete, steel, and glass define the building and interior design, with wood grain pressed into a toasty concrete fireplace in the lobby and a glass elevator whisking the beautiful people to their chic suites. The hotel’s state-of-the-art lofts are unique to Park City, and the one- and two- and three-bedroom suites come with floor-to-ceiling windows, full kitchens, fireplace living rooms, private decks with hot tubs, and washer-dryer units. Sliding wall panels open to the master bathroom, the centerpiece of which is a soaking tub filled by a ceiling-mounted faucet.
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Park City manages to delight both seasoned ski bums and Hollywood A-listers. It’s entirely possible to have a great powder day on the 3,300 acres of Park City Mountain Resort and stay in proximity to Main Street’s bustling bars and restaurants. The day starts at Town Lift, one block away, whisking shredders to Park City’s Eagle Superpipe, host of the 2002 Olympic Games, and Neff Land Terrain Park, a true treat for jibbers. For those who crave more of a big-mountain experience, drop into McConkey’s Bowl or make the hike to East Face on Jupiter Peak; the West Face is accessible from the Jupiter Lift, which also accesses great glades. When it’s time for après, ski down the blue run Quit ’N Time right into the James Beard–award winning High West Distillery & Saloon. It’s worth getting off the mountain early for a pre-après ski tour providing a peek at the 250-pound copper pot that distills award-winning spirits including Campfire Whiskey—blending Scotch, bourbon, and rye whiskeys. Wrap the night up at Wasatch Brew Pub, a Main Street mainstay since 1985, the town’s top stop for craft suds including chocolatey Polygamy Porter and crisp Provo Girl Pilsner.
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Rooms: 33 suites, from $400. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options: The lodge gracefully incorporates the historic Utah Coal and Lumber Building into its downstairs pub, the Tavern. It's the type of pub that lures in patrons with the promise of cocktails like a pineapple jalapeno margarita and keeps them there with small plates like a gluten-free pizza or a burger served on a rice-patty bun. Spa and gym details: Sugati is an intimate six-room escape with infrared saunas and Ofuro soaking tubs. Among the healing treatments is the Abhyang—a four-handed massage designed to help its recipient detox at a cellular level. Juice cleanses are also available.
Who's it for: City slickers who have to be in the heart of the mountain-town action. Hollywood studs seeking a Sundance bachelor pad. Shopaholics and foodies who like to ski (occasionally) but prefer to boutique and bar hop. Our favorite rooms: Units 207 and 307 can be combined into a two-story loft with more than enough room to sleep and soak eight people—the massive outdoor Jacuzzi looks out over the slopes. Insider tip: Hosting a dinner during the Sundance Film Festival? Getting married? The Main & Sky’s covered rooftop terrace is a coveted event space for up to 120 with choice mountain views and cuisine by chef Evan Francois.