Escape the city heat this summer at the Waldorf Astoria Resort
By TownLift // Aimee L. Cook,2023-06-06
PARK CITY, Utah — When you think of a mountain resort, you probably picture hitting the slopes in the winter months or a cozy lounge with a fire blazing. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking the warmer months.
At Park City Mountain is the Waldorf Astoria for a getaway year-round with easy access to Main Street and the great outdoors.
“I think the summer is actually the best time of year to come to the Waldorf Astoria,” said Kellie Hanselman, director of sales and marketing for Waldorf Astoria Park City. “We have the best weather here in Utah, and I think you come here to enjoy the outdoors. That’s we have Expert Active to enjoy the outdoors, Canyon’s Golf Course, and then sitting by the lovely pool—you can’t beat it.”
The Waldorf has 160 guest rooms, several meeting rooms, and a large event space. Some rooms are equipped with kitchenettes for longer stays, or you can book a suite for an extended stay. The resort is also pet-friendly, so no one needs to get left behind.
A large, heated pool and two hot tubs on the large pool deck offer alpine views. During the summer months, poolside dining service will bring food and beverages to you while you enjoy the DJ spinning tunes on the weekends. Private cabanas are available for full or half-day use. Don’t forget to grab a glass of house-made seasonal lemonade and stop at the s’mores station in the lobby each day to enjoy at one of the fire pits around the pool.
Kids can join in the Marley Moose scavenger hunt to collect a lanyard of pins and other fun prizes. Large lawn games are situated throughout for play at any time.
Expert Active Bikes supplies ebikes for guests (18+ years old) to rent at the resort as well as guided bike tours.
Beyond the resort, guests can explore hiking trails, horseback riding, fly fishing, river rafting, tubing, and kayaking.
The Canyons Golf Course is just steps away and offers a discount for players staying at the Waldorf Astoria.
Offering a wide variety of services, including massages, facials, and body treatments, the award-winning spa is 16,000 square feet with 15 treatment rooms. Keep the experience going with a seat in the steam room. Guests also have access to a rotating fitness class schedule offered in the on-site fitness rooms. Additionally, Utah locals get a discount on services and do not need to be a guest at the resort.
Powder is the on-site restaurant, headed by Chef Matthew Fradera, whose food reflects his travels and passion for cooking. He is adamant about using fresh, seasonal ingredients and believes that the best food is made with the best ingredients. He takes great care in sourcing his ingredients from local producers and purveyors.
“We go to the local farmer’s markets and try to create something unique,” Fradera said. “I feel like a lot of hotels have the same repetition; you always see a tomato burrata salad, so are going to do a peach burrata salad and be a little different. We are trying to bring it back to what cooking is meant to be, coming from the heart, showing our passion.”
A kids’ menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is available, offering kids favorites such as pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches.