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Contact: Joni Seay, 907-697-2624
GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK , AK - The National Park Service has selected Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, to provide lodging, tour boat, food and beverage, and other services under a new 10-year concession contract at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
The Philadelphia-based company has been the operator of concession services at Glacier Bay under a previous contract which expires at the end of this month. The new contract will take effect October 1st, 2015.
Glacier Bay is among the most-visited national parks in Alaska, with more than 500,000 people arriving each year. A significant number are independent travelers using concessioner services based at Bartlett Cove on the southern end of the park. The concessioner will operate the 56-room historic lodge near the waterfront, a tour boat that makes daily trips up bay to several tidewater glaciers, and related services.
"We're pleased to continue our relationship with Aramark,and look forward to working together to provide outstanding experiences for travelers in Alaska," said park Superintendent Philip Hooge.
A panel of NPS technical experts found Aramark's bid to be the best responsive proposal based on the several factors identified in the prospectus. The contract calls for upgrades to lodging rooms, as well as improvements in the dining and retail operations. Aramark is also the principal concessioner at Denali National Park. Glacier Bay National Park was established in 1925, and enlarged to its current 3.2 million acres in 1980.
For more information about concessions contracts in the National Park Service visit https://www.concessions.nps.gov/index.htm