Viad Acquires Denali Backcountry Lodge, Other Alaskan Assets


(c) 2011 Denali Backcountry Lodge

Viad Corp has completed the acquisition of Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali Cabins and related assets, located in and adjacent to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
This acquisition is described as a strategic fit with Viad’s growing Travel & Recreation Group business by Paul B. Dykstra, Viad’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“It leverages our full-service hospitality operational expertise and expands our national park footprint beyond our existing geographies,” stated Dykstra in a media release.

Denali Backcountry Lodge, the flagship of the operation, is the largest of only three lodges inside Denali National Park and Preserve.

The property has 42 guest rooms on six acres and features full-service accommodations, including dining and recreation facilities. Near the park’s entrance are the Denali Cabins, offering 46 guest cabins on six acres.

In addition to overnight accommodations, the lodge operates day trips to its lodge in Kantishna, accessed by a scenic park road; a packaged tours sales and marketing program, and daily motorcoach service between Anchorage and the park.
Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali Cabins and related assets were acquired by Viad’s wholly-owned subsidiary Alaskan Park Properties Inc., and are part of Viad’s Travel & Recreation Group, which includes Brewster Travel Canada and Glacier Park Inc.


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