Natural Retreats, a luxury vacation rental management company specializing in unique vacation properties and experiences throughout the United States and Europe, announced the expansion of its vacation rental portfolio into Park City, Utah with the acquisition of Resorts West.
The announcement marks the thirteenth acquisition by Natural Retreats since 2015, growing the company's expansive and unique luxury portfolio to over 1,400 retreats in 35 stunning destinations across the US, UK and Europe.
Named a "Best Global Villa Rental Agency" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Natural Retreats offers a variety of vacation rental homes in spectacular, unique destinations from national parks to castles to resort communities that balance elegance, adventure, and an uncompromising commitment to personal service and attention to detail.
The Resorts West by Natural Retreats collection of 125 properties includes ski in/ski out private homes, Silver Stars' slopeside resort lodging at Park City as well as luxury condominiums and townhomes located throughout Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Downtown Park City, and Sundance Resort includes some of the best ski homes in the world.
"I founded this company so as many families as possible could have the same type of vacation experiences I had traveling to the national parks with my family as a child." said Matthew Spence, Founder & CEO of Natural Retreats. "We want you to love your home, get outside to enjoy a great walk on the beach, epic day of skiing or landing a beautiful cutthroat on the river… all the while feeling like you are getting the service you'd expect from your favorite hotel."
The launch of Resorts West by Natural Retreats is another win for the company's continued expansion. Since 2014, Natural Retreats' accommodations portfolio and total revenue has grown by over 300%.
Natural Retreats employs over 500 annually with local hospitality and property management experts that are a key part of the communities they serve with a relentless focus on delivering unparalleled service for guests and homeowners. Each Natural Retreats location is a significant small to mid-sized business ranging from $500,000 to over $10,000,000 in annual revenue that makes important contributions to the local resort community's economy. Importantly, Natural Retreats destinations are professionally managed and led by expert local teams of General Managers, not "owner hosts" or subcontractors, and their staff with years of vacation rental hospitality expertise. These teams provide hotel-like hospitality to all of the company's vacation rental homes.
The company's expert local, regional and global teams leverage Natural Retreats' proprietary technology platform that seamlessly connects and manages all aspects of the company's operations and communications enabling unmatched levels of efficiency as well as guest and homeowner service. Directly integrated with the top global OTAs (e.g., HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor/ FlipKey, Booking.com, AirBnB, etc.), it is also a powerful distribution management engine.
Natural Retreats will continue to focus on developing their strong local presence, starting with the opening of a Western Regional Office in Park City. Opening an office in Park City demonstrates their commitment to growing relationships both locally and within the travel, leisure, and ski industries as a whole as they expand their Western destination portfolio. Resorts West former owners, Joseph and James Ballstaedt, will continue to work closely with Natural Retreats to support the growth of the business.