Behind The Must-See Renovation Of This Vail Valley Resort


Suite at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch hotel with sofas, arm chairs and banquettes


For two decades, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, has won marks for its edge-of-the-wilderness setting, best-in-class outdoor experiences, and signature hospitality. Now, a two-year series of renovations and upgrades has brought the Vail Valley, Colorado resort firmly into the present, all the while emphasizing its coveted place in the heart of the American West.

The transformation began in 2020 with multiple dining experiences—from a new sushi restaurant to enhanced après-ski venues—and culminated this summer with the debut of the Club Lounge, Great Room and guest rooms and suites, all reimagined by Mexico City–based designer Simon Hamui.

“We sought to create spaces that encourage social gatherings while integrating historical elements to the design to connect it to the region’s history and nature,” says Hamui.

To wit, a palette of organic wood, stone textures and soothing earthy tones create the warm and contemporary setting of this new must-see destination.