Downtown Anchorage seen with the Alaska Range to the north.
Ken Graham

Coast Inn at Lake Hood Renamed and Brand Refresh

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coast International inn becomes Coast Inn at Lake Hood, inspired by a 50-Year History and its proximity to the Anchorage Aviation District. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (March 15, 2020)

Coast Hotels announced today the new name of its well-known Alaskan property, the Coast International Inn, set to change to the “Coast Inn at Lake Hood,” effective March 15, 2020. The 141-room property is located near major travel hub, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport which has long been a favorite of locals catching out-of-state flights in Anchorage. The hotel’s restaurant, Pipers Restaurant and Sports Lounge, is also a beloved gathering place for Alaskans and local aviators who enjoy telling stories of exploits fishing and exploring Southcentral Alaska.

By changing the hotel’s name to Coast Inn at Lake Hood, they can leverage the recognition and strength of the Coast Hotels brand while highlighting its scenic location next to the world’s largest and busiest floatplane base. The refreshed branding also includes a new visual identity, logo and tagline: “Your Gateway to Alaskan Adventure and Fun.” We plan to expand to offer a full range of services that cater to the winter and summer guest looking for fun, recreation and sightseeing around the lake,” said John Bruce, managing director of Coast Inn at Lake Hood.

A top-to-bottom renovation of the property is underway, with refreshes to the restaurant, guest rooms and banquet meeting rooms that will celebrate and honor the history of Alaska’s aviation pioneers. Lake Hood is one of the world’s busiest seaplane bases; operations are continuous, and it handles an average of 190 flights per day. The lake itself is a unique shape with runways stretching into the water and seaplanes aligning the shore, giving travelers ample opportunity to watch seaplanes take off and land in the water. “Alaska hospitality is at our roots, with a service culture that inspires us to make all of our Alaskan and out-of-state visitors feel welcome and at home through warm service and thoughtful gestures,” said Ron Philemonoff, CEO of TDX Corporation. Coast Inn at Lake Hood is a subsidiary of Alaska Native village corporation TDX Corporation of St Paul Island.

For more information about the Coast Inn at Lake Hood, please call Gregory Galik, 907 229-3474 or, visit www.coasthotels.com.

About Coast Hotels Coast Hotels & Resorts has owned, managed and franchised a unique collection of distinctive West Coast properties throughout the U.S. and Canada for more than 40 years. Known for providing a seamless blend of comfort, first-rate service and exceptional value, Coast properties continually surprise and delight guests with consistently friendly accommodations and a style and personality all their own. The properties of Coast Hotels & Resorts are always conveniently located, affording both leisure and business travelers easy access to restaurants, theaters, local sight-seeing attractions and major airports. Current U.S. properties are located in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii.

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