ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — The Hotel Alyeska first opened its doors to guests in 1994. Today, the chateau style hotel set in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and ocean views has truly come into its own.
Overall, the underlying design concept for the hotel and resort revolved around integrating Native elements and themes unique to Alaska. The focus was to introduce warm, organic elements to the interiors and to bring the natural beauty outdoors inside. The guest rooms feature Alaska Native artwork from respected turn-of the century photographer and artist Edward Curtis. In the hotel entrance and throughout the public areas, a new collection of Native Alaskan artwork is on display. The artwork features Native artists Larry Ahvakana and Percy Avugiak. Ahvakana is most famous for his Inuit or Inupiaq figures and animals sculptured from wood, alabaster, marble, glass, ivory and cast in bronze or other metals. Avugiak’s work reflects his village life and experiences throughout parts of Alaska.
Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions.
The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the northernmost coastal temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountain Range. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.