New Montage Deer Valley resort teaming with Sundance Film Festival
Montage Deer Valley, North America’s newest mountain resort, opening December 2010 atop Empire Pass in Park City, Utah, has been named an official provider for the “2011 Sundance Film Festival: An Artist at the Table” fundraising event, benefitting the nonprofit Sundance Institute. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival: An Artist at the Table will kickoff the first day of the annual Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, 2011, by gathering an intimate crowd of guests and artists at the lodge-style Montage Deer Valley for a festive pre-film cocktail reception. The group will then transfer to reserved seats for a film screening at the Eccles Theatre, just one of several competition films playing that night throughout Park City. After the film, guests and artists will return to the resort for a convivial three-course dinner.
Each table of nine guests and an artist will enjoy an inventive farm-to-table menu created by Montage Deer Valley Executive Chef Matt Leonard. The evening will also include entertainment by Sundance Institute Composer Fellows. This fundraiser to benefit Sundance Institute, the presenting organization of the Sundance Film Festival, is a special evening to celebrate the importance of independent artists and their stories.
Founded by movie icon Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, An Inconvenient Truth and Angels in America.
When it opens, Montage Deer Valley will be one of North America’s finest mountain resort destination. Reminiscent of great mountain lodges, the resort is less than five minutes from Park City’s celebrated Main Street, and a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Montage Deer Valley will feature 154 guestrooms, and more than 66 suites and private residences ranging from one to four bedrooms, all with fireplaces and expansive views of the majestic Wasatch Front. The resort will also offer extensive 24-hour services; several dining options; a gourmet gastro-pub with bowling lanes, billiards, darts and nostalgic arcade games; a 35,000-square-foot alpine-inspired spa; outdoor pool and whirlpools; outdoor terrace with fire pits; retail shops and 55,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space for executive meetings and special events.