A new Autograph Collection hotel brings luxury, bespoke outdoor adventures and transformative experiences to Jackson Hole.

Located at the gateway to the Grand Teton National Park, The Cloudveil, an Autograph Collection hotel, which made its debut in late May, has 100 guest rooms and suites; The Bistro restaurant and bar; an outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, and 7,5000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting and event space.

The expansive 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace boasts views of the historic Town Square and Snow King Mountain; it’s equipped with a retractable awning and infrared heaters for events year-round. Inside, the property offers a meeting room that splits evenly in two and features floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the town of Jackson; two fireplaces, built-in TV screens, and full AV capabilities.

Rooted in the spirit and beauty of the destination, the hotel takes its name from the Cloudveil Dome within the Teton Range while also, an opening news release says, “invoking the veil of clouds lifting to reveal the transformational journey guests will undoubtedly embark on as they experience the natural wonder and enduring character of Jackson Hole.”

The luxury property was designed by award-winning firms, including TruexCullins, CLB Architects and the IBI Group. Cloudveil brings the textures and colors of the natural environment indoors, with the use of stately stone walls, wood and metals. The interiors are a modern take on the property’s Western heritage and feature the creative expression of local artists in a collection of photography, paintings, artifacts and heirlooms in both guest accommodations and public areas.

Leveraging raw, natural materials to connect to its locale, the hotel’s lobby showcases a spacious open layout with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern wood and stone finishes, custom ambient lighting, and natural textures throughout. With a three-story granite stone wall and oversized wood burning fireplace anchored by a 3,000-pound boulder front desk, the lobby serves as a place for social gathering and connection, as well as offering abundant workspace.

Groups can take advantage of year-round adventures that are easily accessible from the hotel. Curated itineraries and excursions through EcoTour Adventures include hiking in the Tetons, wildlife safari tours, whitewater rafting, snowshoeing, and beyond. Opulent picnics-to-go can be arranged by The Bistro.

“The Cloudveil was built by those of us who have been changed by Jackson and were moved by a passion to share this special destination and rich history with others,” says General Manager Bruce Grosbety. “Every inch of this hotel was carefully curated with the destination in mind – bringing the elements of the outdoors inside, and creating an experience deeply rooted in transformation and restoration.”  Thecloudveil.com

Construction has been completed on the striking new Gerry Frank/Salem Rotary Amphitheater.

Located in Riverfront Park, Salem’s premier downtown venue for outdoor events, the $4-milion amphitheater is a joint project of the City of Salem and the Rotary Club of Salem. CBTWO Architects based the structure’s sweeping wood “basket-weave” concept on the open-weave baskets of the Kalapuya Native American Tribe, whose history is an integral part of Riverfront Park’s land and culture. 

 

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.

 

The Edgewater in Seattle, a Noble House Hotel, lives up to its name. Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 223-room luxury hotel sits over the water on Pier 67, a location that has attracted some of the biggest names in the music business, including the Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and, most famously, the Beatles, who fished from the window of their suite in a photo that became iconic.