The Sundance Film Festival returns this Thursday, January 23rd through February 2nd. Film industry professionals, storytellers, and audiences from all over the world come to Park City for the prestigious festival. With a robust schedule of dramatic and documentary features and short films, there is plenty to see while in town. Additionally, Park City itself offers outdoor recreation, exquisite dining, and boutique shopping. At the heart of the Park City and Deer Valley experience is The Chateaux. To ensure you have an unforgettable Sundance experience this year, we hope you will stay with us and take advantage of everything that The Chateaux has to offer.
Where to stay
Here at The Chateaux, Forbes Four-Star luxury awaits. Each room is a blend of comfort and modern style to ensure that each stay is memorable. In addition to The Chateaux, our other Stein Collection properties provide distinguished luxury. These include Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Residences, and our newest rental properties, Luxury Homes. Contact our reservations team to find the best lodging option for your stay during Sundance!
Here at The Chateaux, Cena Ristorante & Lounge provides guests with award-winning Italian dining. Indulge in authentic house-made Italian dishes while discussing the latest films in the restaurant, or dip over to the Lounge to enjoy lively après with pizza and pints.
Additional Stein Collection Dining can be found just across the street at the Lodge at Glitretind Restaurant where gourmet, locally-sourced New American cuisine is ready to be savored. Or, at the Residences, The 7880 Club provides you with decadent dishes in a luxurious setting with breathtaking views. Once you arrive for your stay at The Chateaux, our helpful Concierge can provide recommendations and help arrange transportation to your restaurant of choice if needed.
How to get around
The Sundance Film Festival sees a massive influx of visitors to our mountain town. In fact, during the 2015 festival, over 30,000 out-of-state visitors attended. One of the biggest challenges visitors will encounter while staying in Park City for the festival is traffic and parking. Let us at The Chateaux take care of that for you with our daily complimentary shuttle that will take you to and from Historic Main Street. Our convenient location that’s less than three miles from all the action ensures a timely arrival to each of the films you plan on seeing.
If you need the perfect venue for a festival event, our meeting spaces at both The Chateaux and at our sister property Stein Eriksen Lodge provide space for a variety of gatherings such as:
After the festival commences on February 2nd, why not stay in town a few days longer to enjoy all that Park City has to offer while avoiding inevitable airport chaos? The Chateaux is mere steps from the world-renowned Deer Valley Resort. Stein Eriksen Sport across the street at the Lodge can help you get outfitted for a day on the slopes. In addition to skiing, we have trusted vendors for dog sledding, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, and more. Or, head over to the Utah Olympic Park in Kimball Junction to experience a true thrill while riding the 2002 Olympic bobsled track.
Allow us at The Chateaux to be a part of your 2020 Sundance experience. From luxurious lodging and exquisite dining to reliable and hassle-free transportation, we take care of the details for you so you can truly enjoy your time here in Park City. Please contact our reservations and Concierge teams to make arrangements for your stay today!
After a busy holiday season, we like to take a moment to recognize some of our incredible staff here at The Chateaux Deer Valley who work hard to provide each guest with an excellent experience. This month we’re acknowledging Alex Lyman, our dedicated bell captain.
Alex has lived in Park City for 25 years. He moved here from Whitefish, Montana, completed high school here in town, then lived in New York City for a few years pursuing music production and sound design, something he still enjoys today. Upon returning to Park City from New York, Alex took a position at the Park City Peaks Hotel as a bell captain and bellman. It was there that he fell in love with hospitality and decided to continue to pursue his career in the industry.
When asked about his favorite aspects of his job, the answer was easy for Alex. “I love interacting with all the guests. It’s a lot of fun. I love the team here and at Stein’s too - it’s an amazing team and that makes it fun.”
The best time of year to be on the bell staff, according to Alex, is throughout the entire winter. The hotel is busier and the season allows him to participate in one of his favorite activities, snowboarding. When Alex isn’t interacting with guests here on property, he is spending his free time on the slopes at either Park City Mountain Resort here in town or at Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The job of a bellman is varied and fast-paced. Alex and his team handle everything from valeting guest's cars, carrying luggage, transporting guests, and answering questions all while providing the best customer experience possible. Alex and his team take pride in this varied work. “With my position particularly, moving around, shuttles, there’s always plenty to do and it keeps it interesting.”
The next time you stay with us here at The Chateaux, be sure to say hello to Alex. He is a wonderful addition to our team and we continue to be grateful for his strong work ethic and approachable personality every day.
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