The Grande Denali Lodge was named by the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association (AkH&LA) as the “Alaska Hotel of the Year”, honoring the property’s leadership role in the hospitality industry in Alaska. Mike Gioga was named Guest Services Manager of the Year, recognizing his excellence as a manager, as well as his involvement in industry and community events. The AkH&LA recognizes exemplary staff and properties each year at the Stars of the Industry awards, a much anticipated and high-profile event in the tourism industry statewide. Accepting the award on Saturday night, accompanied by many of the property’s managers, Joe Merrill, Vice President of Tourism for Old Harbor Native Corporation was clearly delighted. 

“Our goal is to provide the best experience possible to our guests,” said Merrill. “We are thrilled to be recognized by our peers at the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association!”

Denali Hotel Properties -- Grande Denali Lodge and Denali Bluffs Hotel -- are open seasonally from mid-May to mid-September. The properties include 278 guest rooms, the Alpenglow Restaurant & Lounge, the Mountaineer Restaurant & Bar, the Peak Espresso Stand and the Perky Moose Pantry & Cafe. The properties feature magnificent views of the surrounding areas from their natural settings on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain.  For reservations and information, visit our website: or call us at (855) 683-8600.

Denali Hotel Properties are authentically Alaskan owned and operated by Old Harbor Native Corporation.