The Grand America Hotel is spa weekend getaway idea in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, located near the city's cultural attractions, shopping, restaurants and sporting events. Utah is famous for its scenic outdoors and you won't have to go far out of Salt Lake City to reach national parks, forests, rivers and canyons. In winter, ski at one of the major ski resorts in the area, a 40-minute drive from the hotel.
The interiors of the Grand America Hotel are, well, grand. Chandeliers from Murano, cherry-wood furniture from France, English wool carpets and Italian marble bathrooms showcase Old World craftsmanship at its best.
At the end of the day, lounge by the outdoor swimming pool surrounded by hotel gardens, and visit the luxurious European-style spa which offers a selection of massages, facials and body treatments, as well as a full-service salon. There is also an indoor lap pool, whirlpool, saunas and a fitness center where you can work out on your spa weekend getaway.
Rooms & Suites
The hotel has 380 premier rooms, 395 suites and three Presidential Suites, with Italian marble bathrooms, bathrobes, and 24-hour room service. True to the Grand America Hotel's name, even the smallest rooms at the hotel are spacious, measuring at least 700 square feet in size.
Where to Eat
Restaurants and lounges at the Grand America Hotel offer an array of dining options, whether you want to have a light lunch by the pool, taste contemporary American cuisine at the Garden Cafe, nibble on jumbo shrimp while having cocktails at the Gibson Lounge, or indulge in freshly baked pastries in the Lobby Lounge.
Plan a Vacation to Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is a unique vacation getaway, located at an elevation of 4,330 feet, surrounded by mountain peaks. Summers are warm, with average temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, and winters are cold, with temperatures in the low 30s. The city is situated in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and north of the city. If you are traveling to Salt Lake City on business, it's easy to combine a business trip with a day or two enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Salt Lake City airport is just 10 minutes from downtown, so it's easy to hop into a taxi or an airport shuttle. Many hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service, so be sure to call ahead and ask your hotel. It's pretty easy to find your way around downtown - the roads follow a straightforward grid-like pattern.
Restaurants to try on your getaway include Zy Food Wine and Cheese, which, as its name implies, specializes in wine and cheese, from local Beehive Cheese to specialty Italian cheese. Zy is located at 268 S. State Street in downtown Salt Lake. If you like Mexican food, head to Rico Cafe and Market on 700 East and 500 South. For desert, visit the popular Sweet Tooth Fairy bakery - you can bring some cookies back home with you from your vacation.
Salt Lake City is home to many museums, art galleries, ballet, opera, and symphony performances. Call your hotel ahead of time to get help with ticket reservations. Do your holiday shopping in one of the city malls, boutiques and antique shops.
Outdoor adventure enthusiasts can use Salt Lake City as the starting point for exploring Utah's National Parks and Monuments which are a short drive away. Vacation activities to choose from include hiking, biking, aerial tours, golf, skiing, fishing, wildlife watching.
Salt Lake is a famous winter ski vacation destination. The Super Pass gives you access to four resorts and lets you save 20% on lift tickets, ski rentals and more.
Room packages start at $269 per night on weekdays, depending on the season.