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Colorado has always ranked high, but this year it has 13 of America’s resorts with scores above 90—second only to California. While a number of these new winners are from luxury brands, independent hotels like Vail’s The Sebastian and Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor are upping their game—and their ratings.
The Sebastian - Vail is listed on the 2013 Gold List of The World's Best Places to Stay.
The two-year-old Sebastian hotel in the heart of Vail Village is picking up steam with Block 16, a small but mighty restaurant with an incredible wine program and a new rising-star chef, Ezra Duker, formerly of French Laundry and The Truffle Pig in Steamboat.
"I'm in awe of the fearless skiers who come to Vail to ski the bowls at Blue Sky Basin. Those double black diamonds - (I've nicknamed them DBDs) so brazen, so confident they're ready to meet the challenge. But are they up for the challenge of the double black diamond foodie tour of Vail's new culinary treasures?
The Sebastian – Vail - A Timbers Resorts Hotel & Residences and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts."
The Sebastian - Vail hosted its inaugural Taste of Mexico celebrating in conjunction with the Taste of Vail this past weekend, inviting just chefs from Mexico and featuring wine dinners, seminars and cooking demos, all designed to showcase Mexican products and dishes.
Once the lifts close at Colorado ski resorts, hotel rates plummet. I love visiting the mountains in the off seasons of spring and fall, because my family can enjoy deals on dining and accommodations — amid very few crowds - like at The Sebastian - Vail. If this boutique resort in Vail is good enough for Michelle Obama and her girls, it’s surely great for my family!
Rub shoulders with Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey at this year’s Vail Film Festival presented by Cadillac. The festival will feature 11 feature films and 56 documentaries from Thursday, March 31 to April 3, and they’re timed perfectly to let you grab several runs down the slopes in the morning followed by an afternoon of movies and parties at night.
When Michelle Obama visited Vail this season, she stayed at The Sebastian Hotel, which opened in November and is home to Block 16. Mexican born Culinary Institute of America graduate Sergio Howland's well-edited menu includes a Thai-style lobster veloute, bigeye tuna in a Zinfandel "sangria" and a Snake Farms waygu beef tenderloin.
In Vail, Colorado, Timbers Resorts added The Sebastian to its portfolio in January. The 100-room hotel (with a 38-unit private residence club) features Bloom Spa, Frost Bar, The Library for informal gatherings, and The Market cafe, and drawing on the farm-to-table trend in cuisine, the restaurant Block 16.
Didn’t book a ski trip this season? Or maybe your spring break plans got broken, or never planned? Don’t put your goggles away just yet. Not only is there still time to spend a weekend or week at the country’s biggest mountain—Vail—before the season closes, there are a gondola-full of good reasons to go including The Sebastian.
Fractional Life Award Winners, Presented At The Fractional Summit in London - Castello di Casole in Tuscany – a Timbers Resorts development won both the Best Fractional Development category and the Readers' Choice Award. Timbers Resorts also received an award for the Best Private Residence Club for its latest project in Vail, Colorado, The Residences At The Sebastian.
First Lady Michelle Obama is on “a private family trip” in Colorado where she is skiing with daughters Sasha and Malia, according to an administration official. Reports coming out of Colorado say she arrived Friday night and is staying at the Sebastian Hotel on Vail Mountain. Rooms start at $605 per night for a room with two queen beds and head north of $2,000 for multi-bedroom suites.
Get Rebranded, Get a First Family Visit. How’s that for a ringing endorsement of your new name? Just over a month after the Vail Plaza Hotel & Club was reinvented as The Sebastian, it swung itself a presidential visit this week. Or, rather, a presidential family visit – while Obama stayed in DC this weekend, Mrs O took the kids on a jaunt to the hotel.
Bloom Spa offers a full spa menu, including facials, bodywork and nail care and a number of exciting signature treatments such as the “8150 Elevation Attunement,” which includes oxygen inhalation, a high altitude massage and an oxygenating elixir to help with adaptation to the altitude of the Rockies.
These days, many Chicagoans aren't just taking the usual ski trips. Many Americans are forgoing multiple pricey vacations in favor of spending extra time at their second homes - and Colorado has become an increasingly popular destination for such properties - including One Steamboat Place and The Sebastian - Vail.
Luxe hotel group Timbers Resorts unveils its newest property in Vail, Colorado. Apres-ski (you'll love the private on-mountain ski valet), relax in the rich comfort of your Three-Bedroom Suite, outfitted with gorgeous alpine views, premium cotton linens and duvets, plush bathrobes and slippers, and more.
The Sebastian - Vail, debuts Bloom Spa. Committed to supporting and nurturing a healthy lifestyle, Bloom Spa offers a full service menu of therapies, facials and nail care all with guests’ active lifestyles in mind. The Spa is tastefully appointed and thoughtfully attended to ensure that each visit is peaceful, memorable and rejuvenating.
Five ways to explore Vail's new hotels: On top of the usual bevy of apres-ski choices in Vail, visitors will find four new hotels this year, including the highly visible Solaris, the Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and the boutique hotel The Sebastian. Most of those hotels have myriad offerings for the public, from an upscale movie theater to a restaurant featuring a wine “silo.”
Second homes: Live the high life in Vail, Colo. During World War II, the skiing 10th Mountain Division trained at Colorado's Fort Hale. After the war, two veterans, influenced by their love of skiing and the picturesque alpine towns of Europe, returned to build an American resort to rival the best of the Alps, and in 1962, Vail was born.