Hotel Talisa's inspired reinvention
March 7, 2018
The former Vail Cascade has been reborn as Hotel Talisa thanks to an inspired redesign by LEO A DALY. Colorado Homes & Lifestyles editor Kate Meyers paid a visit to Vail's only true ski-in-ski-out luxury resort.
Excerpted from the article:
Ski-In, Ski-Out Posh In Vail
Dreamy Hotel Talisa offers everything, including a s'mores butler
By Kate Meyers
Anyone who has schlepped skis and gear from a parking lot after girding your loins through the traffic on I-70 can understand the delicious nature of ski-in, ski-out. If you’re a skier, there are few things more beautiful than waking up, staring at the sun reflecting off the snow and then getting dressed for the day, walking outside and boarding a lift. It’s a ‘Hallelujah, Amen sister,’ experience. So when the folks at Hotel Talisa asked me to come check out their multi-million dollar renovation of what was once The Cascade, my immediate response was “Yes, please!” And then I jumped up and down for joy, while my husband smiled in vindication for his decision of life partner. The 285-room Hotel Talisa, named after the Native American word meaning “beautiful water,” is the Luxury Collection’s first North-American ski resort. It took me about 10 seconds to come up with this list of my favorite things.
An inspired redesign by LEO A DALY that combines Vail’s alpine roots with artistic influences inspired by and in honor of the Southern Ute tribe. The design is not wood-heavy; it’s elegant and thoughtful with lots of wavy line details from woven art to photography to carpet. The rooms are done up in grays and blues with spare but elegant décor and not a log to be seen.