Sun Valley Resort has announced five new VIP suites as part of the recent renovations at Sun Valley Lodge, which reopened June 15. Each of the new "celebrity suites" are named after a famous name associated with the resort, including Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, Olympic skating champion Sonja Henie, Clint Eastwood, and Sun Valley’s founder, the U.S. diplomat and Governor of New York, Averell Harriman.
Each suite has its own private foyer, bedroom, ensuite bathroom, open plan living area and study, plus at least two private balconies for views of Sun Valley's scenery. In each suite, the décor pays homage to its eponymous star with vintage images of the celebrity in Sun Valley from the resort’s archives.
Sun Valley has been associated with celebrities since its early days in the 1940s, said Shannon Besoyan, Sun Valley Resort’s archivist. Hemingway wrote much of his Pulitzer prize-nominated novel For Whom the Bell Tolls in room 228 in the Sun Valley Lodge. Monroe, despite battling a bout of bronchitis during her time in Sun Valley in 1956, performed in the movie Bus Stop, filmed just a few miles north of the resort.
In addition to the new suites, the Lodge also just debuted a new spa, fitness center and yoga studio. Many other aspects of the historic building have also received substantial facelifts.