Highline Welcomes Vail Travelers Following Rebrand
The 116-room modern mountain resort anchors West Vail, providing gateway to vibrant mountain community
VAIL, Colo. - Highline, a 116-room modern mountain resort in Vail, Colorado, announced its official rebrand — just in time for the 2019/2020 ski season. Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, will operate the hotel, which will remain a part of the growing DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio.
“Highline is well positioned to cater to an array of travelers who flock to one of the most vibrant mountain communities in the world,” said Richard Jones, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, HVMG. “Nestled prominently in West Vail, Highline is committed to providing the community with a bespoke, local experience, coupled with the high level of hospitality for which our growing, nationwide hotel portfolio is known.”
The refined, rustic design by architectural and design firm Baskervill cements a mountain escape experience at Highline, providing modern conveniences coupled with the sophistication of a contemporary ski chalet. An elevated cabin-in-the-woods aesthetic can be found throughout the property, from the A-frame communal lobby and restaurant to comfortable guest rooms and spacious residential loft suites. Punctuated by regionally inspired art pieces and fixtures, the design features weathered woods as well as slate and sleek leather accents in a palette of soothing neutrals, drawing influence from the surrounding landscape.
Greeted with famous, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, guests of Highline are an extension of the Vail community, and the personable Highline team members ensure a level of comfortability and familiarity from check-in to check-out. Steeped in its culture, the Highline team is made up of Vail residents who are eager to share their favorite destinations — dining, shopping, adventure or otherwise, ensuring guests experience the town’s authentic appeal.
Highline is located just minutes from Vail Village and Lionshead, which are pedestrian villages lined with world-class shopping, dining and nightlife, where annual events, including Oktoberfest and the Farmers Market and Art Show, keep the town bustling throughout the year. Perfect for travelers looking to escape the masses and experience the town’s authentic appeal, Highline anchors the West Vail neighborhood and is just steps away from hidden gem restaurants and bars filled with locals. The mountains just beyond Highline’s sunbathed backyard feature uncrowded trails popular amongst residents, while the walkable restaurants, retail and more provide guests a feeling of at-home comfort, for a fully relaxed mountain experience.
Vail Ski Resort, the largest ski mountain in Colorado, is easily accessible via The Lift, the resort’s door-to-mountain courtesy vehicle. More comfortable than a typical ski shuttle experience, The Lift offers its riders water to hydrate, hot chocolate for warmth and an in-the-know local at the wheel to provide recommendations on the best runs, eateries and more to enjoy in Vail Village.
Meetings & Amenities
Highline offers 5,755 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meetings and events space. Intimate board meetings and executive leadership trainings, wedding receptions, holiday parties and more can be held in one of the resort’s five event spaces, including its sundrenched backyard, featuring a community fireplace and firepit for the cooler months. Highline guests can also enjoy the resort’s secluded backyard by taking a dip in the pool — heated year-round — and hot tub. An adjacent fitness center, featuring windows that open out onto the pool deck, creates a serene home-away-from-home exercise environment.
For those traveling without gear, guests of Highline receive 30% off at the onsite Charter Sports for summer and winter equipment rentals, from bikes and e-bikes, to skis, snowboards, snowshoes and more. Highline makes travelers’ adventures seamless with complimentary gear storage and boot dryers to ready ski and snowboard gear for next-day adventures. For recovery and respite from the abundance of adventure just beyond its doors, Highline is also home to Simply Massage, offering therapeutic deep tissue, sports, trigger point and other types of massages.
Pivot62, the restaurant adjacent to Highline’s lobby, features shareable plates and, most notably, pizza from Vail’s only wood-burning oven. Handcrafted, award-winning cocktails fuel après — part of Vail’s DNA — at Highline and can be enjoyed throughout the property: in-room, inside Pivot62 as the snow falls outside or in Highline’s backyard, laden with wooden chairs, while enjoying the crisp mountain air or cozying up to the fireplace. The lobby draws guests and locals together; its plush seating invites guests to relax or work while enjoying the warming central fireplace, while one of the only shuffleboard tables in Vail welcomes friendly competition and fosters new connections. Both spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows, boasting breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, tempting guests to linger longer.
Guest rooms at Highline feature complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, chaise lounges, Keurig coffee makers, mini refrigerators and more. Residential loft suites, reminiscent of classic ski chalets, feature sleeper sofas, kitchens and lofts. Families and friends can enjoy a modern mountain vacation by cooking, dining, lounging and sleeping under the same roof. Guests also have 24-hour access to Made Market, offering a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner grab-and-go items to fuel up before or after enjoying the outdoors.
Highline offers ample resort parking, both self-park and valet, providing guests with the option to take their cars to nearby offsite adventures or simply forget about them during the duration of their stay.
For more information, visit the hotel’s website or follow @highlinevail on Facebook and @highline_vail on Instagram.
Opening just ahead of the 2019-2020 ski season, Highline embodies the true Vail, Colorado experience. Anchoring West Vail, the 116-room modern mountain resort provides accommodations and amenities for at-home comfort and convenience. This includes cozy guestrooms and spacious residential loft suites reminiscent of classic ski chalets; a sunbathed backyard featuring a pool, hot tub and fireplace that frames the idyllic mountains with trails most popular amongst locals; and 5,755 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. A stone’s throw from Vail Village, Highline also offers guests complimentary door-to-mountain transportation via The Lift with an in-the-know local at the wheel; onsite gear rentals, storage and boot dryers; and Simply Massage, providing recovery and respite from the abundance of adventure just beyond its doors. More than a resort, Highline is a community gathering place—for locals and visitors alike—to enjoy a game of lobby shuffleboard, or après relaxation at Pivot62, the onsite restaurant and bar, featuring award-winning cocktails and Vail’s only wood-burning pizza oven. For more information, visit highlinevail.com, call (970) 476-2739 or follow @highlinevail on Facebook and @highline_vail on Instagram.
About Hospitality Ventures Management Group
Hospitality Ventures Management Group is a privately owned, fully integrated hotel investment and management group that specializes in turning around and repositioning underperforming hotels, as well as maximizing the performance of stabilized hotels. It currently operates 43 hotels and one convention center in 17 states totaling 7,266 guest rooms. HVMG operates independent and boutique hotels and resorts, as well as full-service, select-service and extended-stay hotels under the Hard Rock, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, and IHG brands. Visit www.hvmg.com for more information.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 580 upscale hotels with nearly 135,000 rooms across 46 countries. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 100 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.