Agassi Graf plan Tamarack hotel

7th Sep 2006

Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf and Miami-based Bayview
Financial have finalized an agreement to develop a luxury mountain
project, Fairmont Tamarack, at Tamarack Resort, Idaho.Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will
manage the luxury hotel and residences, featuring two locations: a classic
resort and spa located in Tamarack’s village and a mid-mountain site. This
development will be the pinnacle hotel offering at the resort. Sales are
expected to begin in the first quarter of 2007 with the development’s
completion anticipated in 2009.

In addition to being financial investors in the project, Agassi and
Graf will be active in the development, design and overall lifestyle
offering, working closely with joint venture partners Bayview Financial
LP(R), design team Wilson & Associates and architectural firm VAg, Inc. The
couple chose Tamarack for their first lifestyle development because of its
stunning natural surroundings, ideal not just for skiing but for the
unparalleled active outdoor lifestyle it offers.
  “Tamarack is the perfect location for anyone interested in taking a
little time out of their lives to get away or spend quality time with their
family,” said Agassi. “Our vision is to create an exceptional lifestyle
offering that complements the natural beauty and uniqueness of the resort.
It’s about bringing the highest standard of quality and luxury to the whole
  Fairmont Tamarack’s village location, “Belvedere Ridge” will feature
approximately 285 units (hotel, condo and penthouse residences), with
scenic views of Tamarack’s mountain, championship golf course and Lake
Cascade. Belvedere Ridge will also have a private residence club including
a Fairmont Willow Stream spa. “Whitewater”—the resort’s mid-mountain
location—will feature an estimated 50 private residences, all offering
ski-in/ski-out access. Whitewater will offer a personal concierge, a
semi-private restaurant and an outdoor deck with stunning mountain and lake
  To design the project, Agassi/Graf and Bayview Financial LP(R) selected
internationally renowned interior architectural design firm Wilson &
Associates, whose varied and global projects include: The Palace of the
Lost City in South Africa; Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo San Lucas;
Atlantis Resort at Paradise Island, Bahamas and many well-known properties
in Las Vegas such as The Venetian and The Mansions at MGM. Also
collaborating on the project is Colorado-based architecture firm VAg, Inc.,
which specializes in residential resort architecture and prides itself on
environmental awareness, a critical aspect to the long-term vision at
Tamarack, and a shared focus for both architecture firms. Wilson &
Associates’ work at Tamarack will incorporate natural materials and the use
of local artisans.


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