Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Announces Contract Extension for Glacier Bay Lodge
Contact: Susan L. Boudreau, Superintendent, 907-697-2230
Contact: Marilyn Trump, Park Concessions, 907-697-2230
The National Park Service has approved a contract extension for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Concessions, LLC, a joint venture between Huna Totem and ARAMARK, for two years for the Glacier Bay Lodge, the day tour boat and other services within Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, beginning in January 2014.
"I am pleased to announce that the Glacier Bay Concession operation will continue for the next two years under an extension of the existing concession contract," stated Glacier Bay National Park Superintendent Susan L. Boudreau. The Park and the NPS Alaska Regional office have been in extensive negotiations with Aramark to agree on the terms of the contract extension. Both parties agree that the final terms provide for a viable business opportunity for Aramark and protect the interests of the taxpayers.
The Glacier Bay concession contract includes operation of the 56-room Glacier Bay Lodge and the day tour boat at Bartlett Cove. Additional services will include camper drop-offs in the bay and services associated with Glacier Bay Lodge - the restaurant, gifts, fuel sales, ground transportation to Gustavus and other services.
Did You Know?
When Captain George Vancouver surveyed Southeast Alaska in 1794, the wall of ice that filled the bay was (at its greatest extent) 100 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 4,000 feet thick. Just 250 years later, this same ice has retreated 65 miles, the fastest glacial retreat on record.