Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas Avon Colorado near Vail Valley ski resorts, is one of the hotels dropping SPG reward category from SPG 5 to SPG category 4 on March 10, 2015. I was at the hotel in May 2013. Apparently I never wrote an article about Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas. Here are photos of the property.
First thing to know if you have not been to Avon/Beaver Creek is the town of Avon is built along Eagle River beside Interstate-70. Vail is about ten miles east. Beaver Creek ski resort is located uphill on mountain slopes a couple miles south of Avon.
Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas is in a residential and retail part of Avon. Westin Riverfront and Villas are on the north bank of the Eagle River. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch are in the private gated ski resorts up the mountain roads.
In the photo taken from the Sheraton Mountain Vista 7th floor hot tub sun deck, the Westin Riverfront is the tallest building seen in left background. Beaver Creek ski runs are seen in the distance and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is located a few miles away from Avon in Beaver Creek Village at 8,100 feet higher up in the mountains.
Beaver Creek was originally built as the downhill ski venue for the 1976 Winter Olympics planned for Denver, Colorado. The claim to fame for Denver is it is the only city to win an Olympics bid and then turn down the event. Beaver Creek ski resort opened in 1980-81.
Sheraton Mountain Vista are residential timeshare units called Starwood Vacation Ownership SVO properties.
Some units are available for nightly stays as if the property were a hotel.
There are eight floors in the building with retail shops and Mountain Vista market on ground floor level. There is a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub at ground level and indoor and outdoor hot tubs on Floor 7 with the sun deck seen in the first photo of this article. The 8th floor has a game room.
The outdoor pool at Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas was empty of water in mid-May, whereas the outdoor pools at Westin Riverfront and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek were operational.
Sheraton Mountain Vista One Bedroom Unit 1506 on 5th Floor
The residential unit itself was nicely furnished with a full kitchen.
The kitchen was equipped with dishes, cutlery, coffee maker, blender, dishwasher and all modern conveniences.
The one bedroom unit offers a living room, kitchen, dining space, small balcony and bedroom.
This room faced the freeway with a view of the dry, brush covered northern slopes rather than the southern view ski resort mountain slopes of Beaver Creek.
Each unit has a grill on the balcony.
The units have connecting doors to expand the one bedroom unit to a larger space.
This unit features a spa tub in the bedroom.
The bathroom has two doors with one for living room access.
The bedroom has its own fireplace.
The Sheraton Mountain Vista Fitness Center on the 7th floor offered a good selection of equipment.
Up the stairs from the Fitness Center is a small indoor hot tub.
The fitness center also holds a steam room and sauna.
Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas at SPG category 4 for 10,000 points per night and Westin Riverfront Villas at SPG category 5 for 12,000 points per night and 16,000 points peak season rates were the SPG category levels for these hotels when I visited in May 2013. The past year these two SVO hotels were category 5 and 6.
March 10, 2015 will rectify the SPG category assignment for these hotels when Sheraton Mountain Vista returns to category 4 and Westin Riverfront Villas drops down to category 5. These seem more appropriate for the properties.
Loyalty Traveler shoots for Top 10 Hotel Images Travelers Want to See (Oct 25, 2013) features images of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.
Loyalty Traveler – Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in HD (Hotel Detail) (Aug 18, 2010)