Hotel Opening Montana

Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn Opens in Montana

Rendering of the The Wilson Hotel, A Marriott Residence Inn (Rendering courtesy of Jim Collins and Bechtle Architects)
Rendering of the The Wilson Hotel, A Marriott Residence Inn (Rendering courtesy of Jim Collins and Bechtle Architects)

Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott brings Big Sky, Montana, its first major hotel with the opening of Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn. With a name inspired by Wilson Peak - one of the most prominent of the Spanish Peaks overlooking Big Sky, the 129-room hotel boasts a Town Center location just steps from shops, restaurants and nightlife, a complimentary shuttle ride from the ski lifts at Big Sky Resort, and a short drive from Yellowstone National Park. It will be led by a team of veteran hospitality executives, including newly appointed General Manager Mandy Hotovy, Assistant General Manager Minsun Robillard and Director of Sales Dan Moller. Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn is owned by Lone Mountain Land Company and managed by Urgo Hotels & Resorts.

"We're greatly looking forward to introducing Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn to the local community," said Collin D. Urgo, principal and senior vice president of operations for Urgo Hotels & Resorts. "At the same time, we're excited to make Big Sky's exceptional amenities—and particularly those of its vibrant Town Center—more accessible to skiers, Yellowstone visitors, and Bozeman business travelers."

The only hotel in Big Sky's Town Center, the all-suite Residence Inn will offer 129 guest accommodations in a mix of spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom suites; 3,000 square feet of meeting space; a steakhouse-style American restaurant; and The Wilson lobby bar. Its 24-hour fitness center will be well stocked with Life Fitness equipment. Guests can unwind in the outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, enjoy friendly fun in the game room and have their skis prepped in the ski work room. On-site bike rentals make it easy for guests to cruise around town.

Wilson Hotel Big Sky Residence Inn's brick exterior takes inspiration from historic architecture found throughout Montana while its rustic-modern interior evokes its mountain setting. Stonework surrounds the base of exposed wood beams in the welcoming lobby, against a nature-inspired palette of deep blues, grays and browns with pops of gold and rust. The lobby's open, Great Room ambience is enhanced by a central fireplace. The lobby is also home to The Wilson bar, showcasing local brews on tap and craft cocktails unique to the region. The Wilson caters to guests and locals alike, offering a laidback, inviting setting for networking and socializing. Details on the restaurant, with its own direct entrance from the street, will be announced shortly.

Spacious guest suites are designed to accommodate longer stays by leisure and business travelers alike, and feature fully equipped kitchens, separate workspaces, plush bedding and free Wi-Fi. The hotel's 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space accommodates groups of up to 190 and is ideal for board meetings, training, business meetings and social gatherings, from weddings to family reunions.

As general manager, Mandy Hotovy brings to her position 18 years of experience with full-service hotels and guest ranches, most recently as assistant general manager of SpringHill Suites Bozeman, Mont. She has also served as director of rooms and revenue for The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Mont., and reservations manager of Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

Minsun Robillard steps into the assistant general manager role with 17 years of related experience in Hawaii and her native South Korea. She was most recently director of guest experience for The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Naanapali, Lahaina and before that sales and marketing specialist for The Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Kapalua Bay. Robillard has also worked in human resources for JW Marriott Hotel Seoul.

Dan Moller is a 13-year hospitality sales veteran. The new director of sales comes to Big Sky from The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, where he served as national sales manager. Earlier, he was sales and catering manager for Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa. 

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