The Knife: Variety.com
“Sky Lodge: Chateau Marmont at 7,000 feet”
For those who travel to the Los Angeles suburb of the Sundance Film Festival: Park City's Sky Lodge isn't open yet, but its reservation line is.
A media lunch provided advance looks at the restaurants' menus (Easy Street Brasserie and Fin); descriptors like "wasabi froth" and "filet mignon tartare" suggest that reservations will be sufficiently impossible January 17-27. (Good news: the foie gras hot dog appears to have been an empty threat.)
As for the boutique hotel, it promises to be the height of (pick any three) eco/sustainable/luxury/chic. There's only 33 suites, the smallest of which is 1,265 square feet. They're under fractional ownership; a rep claims the slots are 70% sold. During the festival, rooms start at $1,650 a night, up to $3,500 for the penthouse suite; expect them to be gone before the hotel opens Dec. 26.
Sky Lodge, 201 Heber Ave. Park City, UT. (888) 876-2525