|Hotel rooms, condos
planned for Roost
Long-standing West Vail hotel would make
way for mid-priced hotels, condos
The owner of the Roost Lodge is
a proposing a development that would include a 129-room hotel
and 39 two-bedroom condos.
Shane Macomber/Vail Daily
November 23, 2005
VAIL - The owner of the Roost Lodge is proposing a
129-room hotel and 39 two-bedroom condos at the site of the West Vail
"The physical structure of the existing Roost hotel has reached its
useful life, thus necessitating the redevelopment of the property,"
said Kevin Deighan, a founding principal of Timberline Commercial Real
Estate, the Roost's new owner. "Given the size of the parcel, it was
an excellent candidate for this type of mixed-use project."
The Roost Lodge, built in the 1970s, has long been known as an
affordable place to stay in Vail. The new proposal seeks to carry on
those "value and family-oriented characteristics," Deighan said.
Each hotel room would have one or two bedrooms, a
living room, a bathroom and a small kitchen. The hotel will also have
a gym, hot tubs and a business center, he said.
This rendering shows the proposed
redevelopment of the Roost Lodge along North Frontage Road.
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The owners anticipate the hotel would be operated as a national chain
similar to a Residence Inn by Marriott. The process is still under way
to determine which national chain will have its name on the building,
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condos would have a lobby, a gym and hot
The proposal has three buildings that are attached above an
underground parking lot. The proposed project would be developed under
existing zoning, owners say.
Deighan said the hotel or condo projects under construction in Vail
now, including the Vail Plaza Hotel, One Willow Bridge Road, the
Sonnenalp expansion, and the Four Seasons, cater to the high-end
"The Roost site offers an excellent opportunity to
provide a national brand select-service hotel and mid-market
condominium project to the town of Vail," he said.
"Select-service" hotels generally do not have restaurants, but have a
large base of amenities such as small kitchens in rooms, business
centers and gyms.
If the planning and approval process goes as planned, construction
would begin in mid-summer and last 18-20 months. The Roost Lodge would
continue to operate through this ski season, Deighan said.
The project would have about 200 parking spaces, most of which would
be covered, Deighan said. Three on-site employee housing units for
five employees are also proposed for the site.
The Roost Lodge currently has 77 hotel rooms.
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