SB Architects will design Pendry Hotels’ new branded residences, Pendry Residences Park City in Utah, a luxury ski-in, lift-out destination in the new Canyons Village.
A large design goal for the firm is working to connect the project back to the village. The development is comprised of three buildings that rest on a shared podium structure (two linear ones and an L-shaped building that embrace a public plaza space). An elevated bridge will connect the adjacent properties.
SB Architects also studied the local terrain, culture and environment of the area with the goal to inspire an artistic attraction in a place that was historically known as a mining outpost before becoming a ski destination.
“In an explicit departure from the more traditional ‘mountain lodge,’ we took inspiration from more contemporary ski destinations of Europe to reinterpret Park City’s past within a contemporary architectural vernacular,” says SB Architects associate Keith Houchin. “The plaza and podium take on angular forms that reference the mountain ridges while a patinaed metal recalls Park City’s mining history. With darker patinaed tones and stone juxtaposed with lighter wood and metal accents, the contemporary design highlights the project’s majestic natural surroundings. Units undulate to create protected balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize views from the living spaces toward the mountains and activities as they unfold across the plaza.”
The development will feature a ski valet, a spa, a fitness center, a kid’s club, 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, several food and beverage options, and the only rooftop bar and pool in the area. Pendry Residences Park City will house 150 fully serviced guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from studios to four-bedroom. Construction of the resort will begin in the summer of 2019 and be completed in the winter of 2021.
“The synergy between Pendry Hotels’ ethos and our hyper-localized design approach adds to our excitement in partnering with them for this project,” says Scott Lee, president and principal, SB Architects. “While Pendry Hotels is conscious about the expectations of guests and residents, who desire simplicity, luxury and comfort, the brand disrupts traditional hospitality by offering accommodations and experiences a bit more out of the ordinary, immersing visitors and residents in the surrounding fabric of a city.”
Pendry Hotels cofounder and creative director Michael Fuerstman won Boutique Design‘s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers award earlier this year.
Photo: Courtesy of SB Architects