Montage Deer Valley, Spa and Residences

Project Description

Nestled in a canyon five miles above the mountain community of Park City, UT, The Montage is a 1,000,000-square-foot, five-star luxury resort which received a full suite of electrical construction solutions from the Wasatch Electric team.

The resort includes multiple floors of luxurious hotel accommodations, as well as condominiums and residences for ownership. The resort’s additional amenities include a spa, fitness facility, salon, multiple high-end dining areas, spacious lounges, ballrooms, retail spaces, and skiing facilities.

Scope of Work

The scope included all interior and exterior electrical rough and trim, along with an extensive power distribution system.

Power distribution was divided between commercial distribution, with remote panels, and residential-type distribution, with panels located inside residencies. A 14,000-kW emergency generator and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system were key facets of the project.

Special systems were also provided by our team, including:

  • Extensive Lutron lighting and dimming system
  • Telephone and data backbone and conduit
  • Rough-in and coordination with security and access systems
  • Design-build fire alarm and smoke control system

Unique Attributes

Built in the mountains of Utah 8,400 feet above sea level, the resort encountered a variety of challenges unique to attempting a construction project of this size in a remote, high-altitude environment.

Extreme weather conditions beset the project multiple times, including record setting storms across three winters. The precipitous mountainside meant there were limited material staging areas and that transporting material and manpower was significantly more difficult. Furthermore, an abandoned cache of dynamite – left over form Park City’s mining boom – was discovered during the project.

Space limitations also demanded that installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems be closely coordinated between the design team and other trades, including complex 3D modeling. Thanks to cooperation with local utilities, infrastructure was able to be substantially increased in order to support the impressive 12,000-amp electrical service.

Throughout the process, design was conceptualized as a “moving target”, in order to provide the design team enough flexibility to continually incorporate the latest technologies into the project. This was especially apparent while designing the resort’s custom lighting, which needed to be cutting-edge while still highlighting a classic aesthetic.

Ultimately our efforts and the efforts of all parties involved helped to successfully deliver the project on time and within budget.

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