The Lodge at Vail Unveils Major Renovations

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, has debuted the final phase of its renovations. The hotel’s International Wing of hotel rooms underwent renovations in 2008, and now its remaining 56 hotel rooms, corridors, main stairways, and lobby complete the transformation. Partners at NeoStudio, who designed Elway’s and the pool renovation last year, were responsible for the architectural design, and Oz Architecture handled the interior design elements.

“Given The Lodge at Vail’s prominence in the Vail market, from both a historic and location perspective, we needed to balance the history and quirkiness of the iconic building with the demands of today’s luxury traveler,” said Michael Noda, NeoStudio founding partner. “That meant creating a design concept that paid homage to the existing historic structure and integrating soft alpine tones, natural materials and modern technology.”

The scope of this renovation includes interior finishes, furnishings, soft goods, lighting, and the installation of air conditioning.

The new lobby maintains the historic charm of the arches above the porte-cochere and check-in desk, as well as the wood-stained grand staircase. The new design builds upon these features with a striking chandelier, framed by a circular form in the ceiling as a centerpiece, as well as refreshed colors, textures, lighting, furniture, and artwork. Another prominent element of the new lobby is a large built-in monitor above the check-in desk that can display artwork, as well as guest-centric messaging like events, snow reports, group welcomes, etc. There is also a new bell desk and concierge desk, including technology that enables guests to print their tickets in the lobby before heading out for a day of skiing.


Rooms feature light walls and soft alpine tones that reflect the hotel’s mountain surroundings. The soft palette is complemented by dark wood accents and subdued accent colors throughout the fabric of pillows, bedding, and window coverings.

Historic images of skiing and Vail adorn the refreshed corridors. Artwork in the guestrooms adds a splash of color with a bright floral pattern. New headboards include power outlets, USB ports, and reading lights. The new in-room TVs are larger and are all compatible with Apple and Samsung products for future smart TV offerings.

Check out the gallery below to see the results of the renovation.

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