Talk of development in this area has been on the table for many years and became a reality with the 2017 sale of the land to the New York City firm Extell Development Company. Two firms under the corporate umbrella of Netherlands-based Stichting Mayflower sold the land.
A Wasatch County report outlines that a Resort Village planned in Mayflower Mountain Resort will have a five-star hotel and a four-star hotel as well as a conference center of 40,000 square feet. Development within the Resort Village is designed to be within a radius of 1,200 feet from the center, the report says, something that Wasatch County says promotes the pedestrian friendliness.
Unique to the Mayflower Mountain Resort development is the active participation of the Military Installation Development Authority (“MIDA”.) This entity is associated with Hill Air Force Base near Ogden and develops military recreation facilities. The Air Force for years has sought a location for a hotel in the Park City area to replace the former Hill Haus lodge at Snowbasin Resort, which was removed before the 2002 Olympics. They are currently involved in the development of a luxury public/private hotel either within the Mayflower property or on land immediately adjacent to it to provide room discounts to military men and women.