Stowe Mountain Resort celebrated the opening of its 2010-2011 season last week by announcing additions to its services. The new features include a new South Wing of Stowe Mountain Lodge, the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, new menus in the lodge's dining halls, KidSpa and an additional meeting space. The additions to the Stowe, VT, resort are set to launch in December.
The lodge will add 173 guest rooms on December 10, bringing the total room count to 312. The new South Wing will be similar to the North Wing, but will include "Alpine View" rooms. These rooms have panoramic views of Mount Mansfield.
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is slated to open December 27. The 420-seat venue will host music, dance and cinema performances. The performing arts center will be located near the new South Wing of the lodge.
The resort's restaurants, Solstice and Hourglass, will both receive new menus. Tiffany Sawyer, Stowe Mountain's new executive chef, is a 21-year veteran of the hospitality industry.
Stowe Mountain Lodge will launch a KidSpa in December 2010, meant to offer simple spa services to children of all ages. The KidSpa was developed as a response by guests who requested their children be incorporated into their spa experience. Kids aged 5 through 14 can receive manicures, pedicures and temporary tattoos at the KidSpa.
After the addition of new meeting space in December, Stowe Mountain will be the largest meetings venue in Vermont (56,000 available square feet).