VAIL, CO—The former Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will reopen in early 2017 as Hotel Talisa, Vail, according to Laurus Corporation, a private real estate investment and development firm.
The 285-room hotel will remain under the management of Two Roads Hospitality. Derived from the Native American name translating to “beautiful water,” Talisa will pay homage to the Rocky Mountain’s first residents—the Southern Ute Indians—while also playing to the resort’s location along Gore Creek, according to the company.
“The rebrand and repositioning of this hotel is not only necessary with the evolving demand from consumers, but also critical to staying ahead of luxury standards,” said John Garth, regional managing director at Hotel Talisa.
The reimagined guestrooms will feature varied textiles and design details, artistic lighting and freestanding soaker tubs in five-fixture baths with mountain and creek views.
The property will offer three culinary venues, including a three-meal restaurant, a fireside bar and lounge, and a cafe-style market, each sourcing ingredients from local ranchers and farmers. Elsewhere, there is a spa and 58,000-sq.-ft. athletic club, as well as 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.
The resort will also launch its signature kid’s club, Talisa Tykes, offering rotating weekly activities, including pizza making and on-property scavenger hunts. There will also be a pet-friendly program with a specialty dining menu and in-room pet amenities. A private car and shuttle service to Vail Village and surrounding areas will also be available.
In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding, there’s a wide array of year-round activities including mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.