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Forever Resorts Selected for Bryce Canyon National Park Concessions Contract
DENVER – The National Park Service, Intermountain Regional Director Mike Snyder today announced that Rex Maughan, dba The Lodge at Bryce Canyon, L.L.C. (Forever Resorts) was selected as the new concessioner to provide lodging, food and beverage, retail, shower, laundry, and other services within Bryce Canyon National Park under a ten-year contract that begins January 1, 2010.
“Forever Resorts provided the most comprehensive proposal to provide visitors the services they require at Bryce Canyon National Park,” said Snyder. “Their continued commitment to the National Park Service and its mission through strong environmental, interpretive, education, and resource management programs in other national parks they currently serve helped solidify this selection,” Snyder said.
A number of other proposals were received for the concessions operations at Bryce Canyon National Park and were meticulously reviewed by a team of National Park Service professionals to ensure the best experiences for park visitors and the most responsible return on taxpayers’ investments. In 2007, gross receipts for the concession operations at Bryce Canyon National Park exceeded $7.5 million. Forever Resorts based in Scottsdale, Arizona, currently provides concession services at over 10 parks service-wide in addition to its other business interests.
“Forever Resorts has an excellent reputation working with the National Park Service,” said Park Superintendent Eddie Lopez. “We look forward to working with Forever Resorts staff at Bryce Canyon to provide the best possible experiences for our visitors. Additionally, we would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Xanterra Parks and Resorts for their years of outstanding service to Bryce Canyon National Park.”