The couple, whose career tennis winnings alone exceeded $50 million, not counting lucrative endorsements, bought a house at a new ski resort called Tamarack in Long Valley. For decades, it was a secluded playground for the gentry in Boise, 100 miles (161 kilometers) downriver. Idahoans came to fish and boat on Big Payette Lake, below mountain ridges that hold snow long into summer.
Now, Agassi and Graf plan to build a Fairmont hotel there. If all goes as planned, it'll be the first Fairmont in the world with a rock-climbing wall and a machine that simulates kayaking. There will be a bowling alley, too.
The place will be a condominium hotel, meaning that people will buy the rooms, use them when they want and let the hotel rent them when they're not. Selling the 224 rooms and 69 penthouses -- plus 50 private homes on the mountain -- will bring in $600 million for Agassi Graf Development LLC and its partner, Bayview Financial LP in Coral Gables, Florida.