VAIL, Colo.

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort completed a makeover of its Grand Ballroom and is undergoing a renovation of its 350 guest rooms and additional meeting space. The project is geared towards travelers with high-tech attributes and indoor-outdoor design that embraces the year-round destination with its chic, mountain modern aesthetic.

“With this extensive reimagination, we are looking to infuse Vail's charm throughout the resort and truly connect guests with the destination; the designers have captured the perfect Vail vacation vibe,” said Jonathan Brownlee, general manager. “It's going to be an epic re-discovery for guests, further elevating their experience for the ultimate mountain getaway. It will be a much more modern and chic design that still embraces Vail's outdoor lifestyle.”

The redesign by the award-winning Simeone Deary Design Group was inspired by Swiss Chalet architecture and small European towns. Throughout the new mountain modern aesthetic, contemporary rustic architecture with accents of modern mid-century pieces will take center stage.

The newly transformed 350 guest rooms will boast utilitarian craftsmanship that's juxtaposed against organic, inspired artwork, making the experience warm and sophisticated. Natural tones and authentic materials will be paired with luxurious metallic elements. The design will recall a nearby town's early years as a military backcountry training ground for the 10th Mountain Division, while embracing the chic mountain spirit of the destination. Guest room bathrooms will feature highly upgraded finishes, including gray rift-cut oak vanities with sleek, green marble countertops and matte black metal accents, porcelain tile floors and walls, and polished chrome hardware.

With the rooms being introduced this summer and finalized in September 2018, the entire first phase of the renovation will debuted with the launch of the reimagined Grand Ballroom, Grand Foyer and Colorado Ballroom totaling 25,000 square feet of meeting space. This will include a new outdoor veranda featuring a bar, fire features and private settees.