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Press Release - For Immediate Release
April 16, 2014
Vacasa Rentals Acquires Utah Vacation Homes, Expanding to Seventh State in the West
Portland-based vacation rental management firm Vacasa Rentals recently acquired Utah Vacation Homes, marking Vacasa's expansion into its seventh state in the Western US. With the addition of Utah Vacation Homes' 56 properties, located throughout Park City and Salt Lake City, Vacasa's portfolio will number over 900 privately-owned vacation homes.
Utah Vacation Homes' employees, including Vacation Rental Managers Association Board of Directors member Tristan Webb, will be retained and added to Vacasa's roster of over 200 employees.
"We're excited to be working in a world-class destination like Park City," said Vacasa's founder and CEO Eric Breon. "And we know that Tristan brings a passion and vision for the entire vacation rental industry along with his years of experience. We're looking forward to growing together as we bring the Vacasa brand both to current UVH owners, and as we expand throughout Utah."
The UVH acquisition occurred as a result of Vacasa's straightforward approach when exploring new markets: the company makes a habit of reaching out to existing companies or rental agents that might be interested in business partnerships with a larger brand.
"The Utah Vacation Homes team and I are very excited to join the Vacasa team," said Webb. "Vacasa has implemented many of the procedures and processes we previously desired, but were unable to resource as a small company — I am excited to be part of the most technologically sophisticated company in the vacation rental industry."
Vacasa also manages homes in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, California, and Hawaii. The company, which was founded in 2009, is focused on further expansion into Southern California as well as Utah.
"While we've grown very quickly, we've been able to sustain our success because we invest in marketing and rate optimization, so we can earn our owners higher rental income on more bookings," said Breon. "And while Park City is primarily a ski market, I feel confident that we can show the newest homeowners in the Vacasa family just how well we can book out the summer as well."
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Fulfill your dreams by renting a condo, apartment, villa, cottage, crash pad, townhouse, duplex, lodge, or private, top rated luxury home in Park City or Salt Lake City. Imagine a Park City ski in ski out lodging experience; a relaxing, healing time in a private hot tub after a marathon or tournament; a gathering place for a family reunion, wedding, company retreat or conference. Take a romantic walk from a quaint, cozy vintage nest to a unique restaurant with food prepared by top chefs and great atmosphere. Make your destination the same as the stars at the Sundance Film Festival."We hope to see you on the mountain soon" Tristan Webb - President, Utah Vacation Homes
During your Holiday stay pull your ski or snowboard boots out of a heated shed and put them on while sitting on benches made of real snowboards, then walk out your door and put on your skis or snowboard and go. Have an omelet and juice before you head down the block from your family getaway to the Town Lift Run. Take an easy walk across the street to the gondola or catch a shuttle to:
Gather your family in front of a big screen TV for popcorn and a movie after you have exhausted yourselves laughing at the dinner table while eating pizza and talking about the fun you had sledding, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, swimming, ATV or horseback riding, canyoneering, rappelling or another outdoor activity you love. Sink into a comfy couch in a lake house after a great day of boating, water skiing, and wakeboarding or after a peaceful day fishing in your rowboat or exploring in your kayak. Prepare a gourmet meal on a Wolf Range as you gaze out the picture windows to see the tiny, twinkling lights of the homes in the valley below you. Take a short walk or drive from your mountain hideaway to the city for opera, symphony, art, museums, Temple Square, family history archives, historical sites, Hogle Zoo, libraries, concerts and plays. Last minute or months ahead, take advantage of the professional service and hot deal discounts for everything from discounts on car rentals to lift tickets!
In Park City, Lake Jordanelle Reservoir, the Cottonwood Canyons or Salt Lake City, during summer, winter, spring or fall, wants to help you make your vacation memorable by providing the ideal lodging for you and your group!