This is simply the most extraordinary ski hotel I have ever seen, let alone stayed in.
The facilities are stunning, from the lobby to the exercise room to the pool to the various outdoor fire pits.
The location could not be better. The ski valet puts your skis on the snow, you click into them, and then you ski down a perfectly groomed run to the Deer Crest lift (which, although not a high-speed lift) has some of Deer Valley's most overlooked terrain.
The room was wonderful. We had a deluxe suite (which was an upgrade from a standard room). It had a full kitchen with everything top of the line (i.e. sub-zero, bosch, etc.). There were two fire places. The enormous separate shower had an overhead rain forest shower and a standard shower head. This was the best hotel shower I've experienced. The bath was spacious and comfortable. Remede products proved first rate. Both the living room and the bed room had wonderful furnishings. Both had fireplaces. Both had balconies.
Service was superb. It is as if the staff was trained by the Four Seasons. Everyone was wonderfully friendly and went out of their way to help however they could. The overworked ski valets were terrific and brought order to chaos.
J&G Grill was delicious for dinner, and reasonably priced especially for a hotel restaurant. We ate at the observation bar and ordered the tasting menu, 6 courses for $58 per person. Each course was a show-stopper. We also had lunch there on our last day, and it was enjoyable. Do try the housemade ginger ale.
Perfect? No. There are some really small things to be worked out. After-ski hot chocolate service is off. They run out every day, because they aren't using a big enough container. And there was often an odd odor in the hallway on the fourth floor.
Having visited all the great hotels in Whistler, Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek, it is my opinion that the St. Regis sets a new standard in excellence.