Hotel Jackson - Refined luxury and local hospitality come to Jackson Hole
The newest hotel in Jackson Hole sets the standard for comfortable luxury in downtown Jackson.
The Hotel Jackson boasts a central location (just one block from Jackson Hole Square and the infamous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar) and beautifully appointed guest rooms that seem to bring elements of the outdoors in, but most impressive is the hotel's ability to create a a welcoming and distinctive sense of place to both visitors and Jackson locals alike.
During the warmer months The Back Deck bar and restaurant comes to life with live music in the evenings and offers a modern yet casual outside vibe. The Back Deck had only been open for four weeks when I visited, yet it felt a bit like "Cheers" - everyone seemed to know and love the jovial owner of the hotel and his son, Jim and Sedek Darwiche.
The hotel's more formal restaurant, FIGS, serves surprisingly delicious Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the owner - who is originally from Lebanon, but has been a beloved figure in Jackson Hole since he opened his first business here in the 1970s (a tiny jewelry boutique that you can still visit within the same square block).
Even if you choose not to stay at Hotel Jackson during your time in WY, I highly recommend stopping by the property for a drink or snack. You'll be treated like a local, and that, in my opinion, is key to any great hotel experience.