ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Dimond Center Hotel, a 109-room property
combining limited service with upscale accommodations, opened here
on East Dimond Blvd., adjacent to the Dimond Center Mall.
The $14 million hotel is the first city property opened by the
Seldovia Native Association, a village corporation created by
Congress under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The
corporation owns about 69,000 acres of land in the Seldovia area
and operates other cabin and lodge properties. Dimond Center Hotel
will be managed by Denver-based Richfield Hospitality Services.
"The Dimond Center Hotel is not a name-brand hotel," said
Michael Beal, chief executive of the Seldovia Native Association,
"and marketing our property as a destination to travelers in the
lower 48 states will be a challenge."
Introductory nightly rates begin at $169 per room for
reservations made by June 30 with stays completed by Sept. 15.
Commission is 10%. Grand opening celebrations are slated for June
For more information, contact the hotel at (866) 770-5002 or
visit the Web site at www.DimondCenterHotel.com. For details on
Seldovia Native Association's other properties, visit www.alaskaadventurelodge.com.