HayMax Hotels, an independent hotel group with properties in Aspen and Sun Valley, today announced the details of its new experiential property, Hotel Ketchum. The $4 million hotel renovation and rebranding project will replace the Clarion Hotel and feature amenities designed to help guests and the local community capture the unique spirit, landscape, and experiences of Ketchum, Idaho while also offering sensible, mid-range pricing. Hotel Ketchum is scheduled to open on December 22 for the 2017/2018 winter season.
The hotel will feature:
- Relaxed and comfortable community spaces to connect with friends, meet locals, and enjoy hotel-sponsored events featuring local artists, fitness and yoga instructors, and more.
- A “gear garage” designed to support each visitor’s unique adventure needs, whether they’re looking to borrow snowshoes or a bike, or store their own outdoor gear.
- Fitness center, year-round outdoor heated swimming pool and oversized hot-tub helping guests warm up or cool down.
- Pet-friendly rooms with a percentage of pet fees donated to local animal agencies working to place pets in their new forever homes.
- A coffee shop featuring grab-and-go meals and snacks and award-winning coffee from one of the top sustainable roasters in the world, Equator Coffees & Teas. (coming fall 2018)
- A vibrant restaurant and bar that will allow the community and visitors to come together to share their latest adventures. (coming fall 2018)
- Experiential retail partners hand-chosen for their unique products and services that capture the essence of Sun Valley. (coming soon)
Lobby of the Hotel Ketchum
The hotel design, brought to life by Studio 11 Design, matched the hotel’s vision with a suggestion of modern mountain flair that incorporates a mix of the natural materials and textures indigenous to the area. Sarah Harris, the Studio 11 lead on the project says, “Boutique hotel magic happens when you combine inspiration from a founder’s vision with the unique community, environment and history of its location in every design detail. The only issue we’ve had is in deciding which aspects of Sun Valley’s rich history best fit the vision, from there everything from colors and textures, to furniture and fixture choices, flowed easily.”
Hotel Ketchum king room
Ketchum and the Sun Valley resort region draw about 400,000 visitors annually, including a peak season from November through April for world-renowned skiing at Bald Mountain, as well as an equally busy summer full of exceptional outdoor activities, food, culture, and events. The area has a strong supply of luxury lodging but has historically missed the mark with individuals and families looking for an authentic experience with mid-market rates.
Hotel Ketchum is currently undergoing construction and opens for the 2017/2018 winter season.
For more information, visit www.hotelketchum.com.
Source: Hotel Ketchum/Globe Newswire