By Joel Scanlon
Washington School House, a national historic feature constructed in 1889, declared its official launch as Park City's unique luxury boutique hotel. The old school, after eight months of renovation now stands as an excellent icon marking downtown Park City hotel in the United States.
WASHINGTON SCHOOL HOUSE HOTEL Photo credit: Michael Spengler. (PRNewsFoto/Washington School House Hotel, Michael Spengler) PARK CITY, UT UNITED STATES
Almost 12 stunning suites and rooms were designed by the architect Trip Bennett and a team including Paul and Shannon Wehsener of Paul Allen Design.
The school house, located at Park Avenue features an original quarried limestone exterior housing a vertical seam metal roof. A retreat with heated pool and spa is nested on the hillside covered by spruce, aspens, and boulders, distinct with an original steel Olympic torch of the Winter Olympics 2002 in Park City. In addition, it has been provided with 16 ft ceilings with a 10-ft tall antique mirror from South France’s opera house and a unique massive antler chandelier, glazed in white and covered with crystals.
Flooring is made up of original oak barn wood, while the bathrooms dazzle with crystal white marbles. Other features include walk-in showers, heated floors, and period fixtures.
Seven rooms and five suites have been unveiled wherein the significant suites include a lofted king suite of increased height with 16-ft ceilings. Down the stairs, a royal guest bed and an iron spiral staircase directs to a lofted nest. The Penthouse Suite is provided with splendid 270-degree views of the town of Park City extending 500mi to the Uinta Mountains. Distinguished with an entrance provided with a private elevator, the Penthouse lodges a complete living room, galley kitchen, and dining area, fireplace with antique blanket, a sleeping hood with large bed and a private royal bedroom.