GIRDWOOD, Alaska -- The Alyeska Resort's two-night Summer Simple
Pleasures package includes a standard room at the Alyeska Prince
Hotel and a choice of four tickets on the Alyeska Tramway or a
bicycle rental for four.
Youngsters age 7 and under ski and ride the tram for free when
accompanied by an adult. Children age 17 and under stay free at the
Amenities include an external room doorbell, bedside controls
for lights, pay-per-view TV and complimentary in-room movie,
wireless Internet connection via TV, heated towel racks, a
coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, a safe and a
The cost of the package is $329 per room for two nights. For $40
more, guests can upgrade to a junior suite, some with connecting
rooms. Also available are a rollaway bed ($25), a crib ($10),
babysitting and community daycare. There is no resort fee.
Alyeska offers its guests a Northern Lights wake-up call. From
late August through mid-April, guests can opt to be called to view
the Northern Lights. Robes and slippers are provided.
For reservations or information, call (800) 880-3880; e-mail: [email protected] or visit the Web at www.alyeskaresort.com.
Alyeska commissions, discounts & incentives:
• Alyeska pays 10% commission to agents, including all Web
• Noncommissioned travel agent's discount is 50% with no
• Alyeska conducts travel agent breakfasts and lunches around
the country and offers regular fam trips. The resort stays
connected with the agent community through direct-mail campaigns
and sales calls.
• Alaska SeaLife Center, on Resurrection Bay in Seward, gives an
agent discount of 20% that can be passed on to the client or kept
as commission. Phone: (800) 224-2525; Web: www.alaskasealife.org.
• Alaska Native Heritage Center offers a small, authentic
collection of Native Alaskan crafts and history. Performances
include storytelling, native dance lessons and village site tours.
Phone: (800) 315-6608; Web: www.alaskanative.net.
• H2Oasis, which opened this spring, is Alaska's only water
park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Phone: (888) 426-2747;
• Anchorage Museum of Art and History, a children's museum with
innovative exhibits like Toys and Games in Art and Found Objects.
Parents will like the airy, open presentation of Alaskan art,
history and culture. Phone: (907) 343-4326; Web: www.anchoragemuseum.org.
For more details on this article, see Alyeska rates an 'A' for activities.