A luxury condo complex about the size of Teton Mountain Lodge — with plans for a private sushi bar and virtual golf room — is in the works for Teton Village.
The planned location is a 3.26-acre forested lot just north of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s skier bridge to the Aerial Tram.
Rob DesLauriers, a developer behind Teton Mountain Lodge and Hotel Terra, is representing the owners of the property, who have held it since 2012. The development doesn’t have a name yet, so he’s open to suggestions.
He said the project will be about 134,000 square feet. That’s compared to the roughly 362,000 square feet at the Four Seasons, roughly 140,000 at Teton Mountain Lodge and 100,000 at Hotel Terra, he said. Although it’s on a slope, the building will be four stories and as tall as the Four Seasons at 62.5 feet.
“It will be highly amenitized,” DesLauriers said. “Given that it’s a residential project, it’s going to have hotel-style amenities like indoor/outdoor swimming pools, a spa area. It’s not heavily staffed, per se, but it has a lot of things for people to do within the building.”
An application with the county shows the property would include a private bar and lounge, and rooms for games, fitness and yoga. Parking for owners and guests will be totally underground, accessed via Cody Lane. The amenities would be for owners and guests only, except for a slope-side restaurant.
“My dream is to bring an operator from Italy or France that runs those mountain-type restaurants here for the winter,” DesLauriers said. “It’ll literally be right on the ski run.”
DesLauriers said the building’s condo units will be sold individually and short-term rented, with the possibility of subdividing the units into about 45 lock-offs.
The developer is hoping for an approval from the Teton County Board of County Commissioners by Christmas, a groundbreaking in summer 2020 and an opening by Christmas 2022.
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