Marriott opens high-rise, 393-room Anchorage hotel


WASHINGTON -- Marriott International, headquartered here, opened its first full-service Marriott property in Anchorage on March 29.

A grand opening celebration is slated for May 9.

The 20-story, 393-room Anchorage Marriott Downtown hotel is the first upscale, high-rise hotel to be built in Anchorage in more than 20 years.

The projected summer occupancy is 83% to 85%, according to Susan Mueller, director of sales for the hotel.

The hotel will cater to a mix of business and leisure travelers and groups, including cruise line passengers from Holland America and Princess Cruises, she said.

The property has 14,076 square feet of meeting space and is located near the Egan Convention Center and five miles from Anchorage Airport.

Mueller said the hotel features oversize picture windows in each guest room, with views of three mountain ranges: the Chugach, the Talkeetna and the Alaska, which includes Mount McKinley.

"The concierge lounge on the 20th floor has a spectacular view of Mount McKinley," she said.

Amenities include teleconferencing, a business center, a concierge level, a health club with a sauna and a whirlpool spa, an indoor pool, a full-service restaurant, a lobby bar and 24-hour room service.

The hotel offers facilities for persons with disabilities.

The property will be operated as a Marriott franchisee by the Columbia Sussex Corp. of Fort Mitchell, Ky.

The Anchorage Marriott pays a 10% commission.

Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Phone: (907) 279-8000

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