ANCHORAGE, AK (January 28, 2014) – Aramark today unveiled plans for Denali Park Village, a new lodging experience, only minutes away from the entrance to Denali National Park and located along the Nenana River.
Aramark, which has managed hospitality and tourism operations in Alaska for nearly 30 years, is transforming and re-branding two adjacent properties it owns – McKinley Village Lodge and Denali River Cabins & Cedar Lodge – to create Denali Park Village, a unique lodging destination that will embody and reflect Alaska’s rich mining and natural history.
McKinley Village Lodge will be renamed The Lodge at Denali Park Village and Denali River Cabins will be known as The Cabins at Denali Park Village. The newly re-branded Denali Park Village is scheduled to open May 2014.
“Denali Park Village brings together the synergy of two ideally situated properties to create a unique and authentic Alaskan experience for guests,” said David Sloma, vice president of operations for Aramark Parks and Destinations. “We believe this transformation will provide guests with even greater accommodations, hospitality options and amenities to complement their visit to Denali National Park.”
Cabin Renovations and Marketplace Build-Out
The Cabins are undergoing comprehensive upgrades that will be completed in time for the summer tourist season. Updates to the décor include log cabin-inspired furniture with cozy fabrics and bedding and the bathrooms will be outfitted with new fixtures. New decking and railings will also be installed.
In addition to the Lodge and the Cabins, Denali Park Village will be home to a vast open market. Designed with the look of a historic mining town, the marketplace will include individually themed shops such as a s’mores shack, apparel shop, pet supply store and more. A full main street market will feature assorted grab-and-go and gourmet food and grocery options. Hand-dipped ice cream is also planned.
Rounding out the Denali Park Village experience will be the addition of numerous stations for photo opportunities as well as a wishing well, penny arcade and gold panning area.
For more information about Denali Park Village or to book your stay at Denali Park Village visit www.denaliparkvillage.com or call (800) 276-7234.
About Denali Park Village
Located just seven miles from the entrance of Denali National Park, Denali Park Village embraces the natural beauty and rich history of Alaska. Spread across 20 acres, the property offers 290 guest rooms between The Lodge at Denali Park Village and The Cabins at Denali Park Village and is home to a marketplace, designed to be reminiscent of a historic mining town complete with individually themed shops. Learn more about Denali Park Village at denaliparkvillage.com, www.facebook.com/DenaliPark or call (800) 276-7234.
About Aramark Parks and Destinations
Aramark Parks and Destinations, a division of Aramark, delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks, national forests, conference centers, specialty hotels, museums and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. In partnership with its clients, Aramark Parks and Destinations seek to enhance the guest experience by offering industry-leading hospitality, environmental stewardship, recreational and interpretive programs. For more information, visitwww.aramarkparksanddestinations.com or follow us on Twitter@TravelAramark.
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