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One&Only Hotels and Resorts announces its first resort in the United States

Luxury hospitality brand One&Only Hotels and Resorts has announced its first resort in the United States.

One&Only Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana will be the first One&Only resort and residential community in the United States. The company states that the addition of One&Only Moonlight Basin is part of the strategic growth for the One&Only portfolio, introducing resorts and residences in the world’s most incredible natural settings, buzzing urban centres, and exclusive communities of One&Only Private Homes.

Located between the iconic Lone Peak and the Spanish Peaks, this new, secluded One&Only resort will showcase Montana’s mountains, unsurpassed scenery, and abundant wildlife, while providing every modern amenity. One&Only Moonlight Basin will be connected by gondola to Big Sky’s world-class skiing with over 5,800 skiable acres, and will provide access to unparalleled mountain golf courses, and limitless outdoor opportunities. Less than an hour’s drive from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and an hour from Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky is located in the heart of a 3-million-acre national forest and is ultimately joined with the 20 million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

One&Only Moonlight Basin, the brand’s first alpine resort, will be designed by renowned architect, Olson Kundig. The resort will consist of 73 guest rooms and suites in the main lodge, 19 secluded villas throughout the resort, a separate ski lodge, and a Chenot Spa. It is expected to open in 2024. In addition, the resort will introduce the first community of One&Only Private Homes in the U.S., offering 62 private residences throughout the landscape. The free-standing Olson Kundig-designed homes will offer a contemporary design, complete with glass walls to showcase Big Sky’s soaring mountain ranges.

Philippe Zuber, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International, said:

I am thrilled that we are introducing our first One&Only resort and community of Private Homes in the U.S. Each One&Only resort celebrates their own distinctive location and Big Sky is the perfect site, where guests and residents alike can enjoy the very best of nature year-round through the life and energy of One&Only. At Moonlight Basin, Lone Mountain Land Company has built a mountain destination that showcases the natural beauty of Montana’s extensive, dramatic landscapes, and I am delighted to introduce One&Only in this unrivalled destination.

Intimate in size, the architectural design of the resort respects the terrain and the brand states that minimum impact will be made to the location’s ecosystem during development. Framing the majestic mountain ranges of the area, the resort will seamlessly integrate into the inspired landscape. Featuring local art embracing textiles, roaring fires, and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, guests will simultaneously feel connected to, yet protected from, the spectacular surroundings. Like all properties in the One&Only collection, One&Only Moonlight Basin will place an emphasis on privacy, providing the ultimate hideaway within a choice of accommodations that are perfect for both couples and families. An emphasis will be placed on outdoor living spaces to enjoy the natural mountain surroundings.

Photo: One&Only

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Matt Kidd, Managing Director, Lone Mountain Land Company, said:

Moonlight Basin offers one of the most unique mountain experiences in the U.S.. We look forward to working with the One& Only team in Big Sky to bring the unique design and exceptional service standards of One&Only to Montana.

The resort will offer an array of remarkable indoor and outdoor dining experiences featuring fresh, local ingredients and internationally inspired cuisine. As a culinary destination, each restaurant at the resort will be defined by their own distinct ethos, design, and flavour.

One&Only also has an exclusive global partnership with the leading health and wellness brand based in Switzerland, Chenot. The resort will be home to a transformative Chenot Spa, providing an experience that combines science-based health and beauty with alternative therapies. This will be the first time the Chenot Method will be available in North America. A cutting-edge fitness center will feature both indoor and outdoor spaces, as part of the resort’s overall amenities that will evolve with the seasons.

The resort will act as both the nexus for adventure and a space to unwind between activities. From hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding, fly fishing and snowshoeing, to Alpine and Nordic skiing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling, personal experiences will be offered to discover the best of Big Sky. As with all One&Only properties, the resort will offer innovative programming for families with children while carefully preserving space for adults only as well.

From awe-inspiring natural landscapes to state-of-the-art facilities for fitness, wellness, art, cooking and more, One&Only Moonlight Basin will be a stimulating oasis for active, mindful, and creative pursuits, regardless of age or passions.

Meanwhile, in May 2021, One&Only opened its first resort in Europe, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro.

Featured image by One&Only

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