|October 2004 - Westmark Hotels, a subsidiary of Holland America Line,
announces a name change from Shee Atika Hotel to Westmark Sitka in Sitka,
Alaska. This name change became official on September 28, 2004 when ownership
changed from Shee Atika Corporation to Yoo Jin Lodging, Inc. Westmark Hotels
will continue to manage the property. The Westmark Sitka is conveniently
located downtown near the Sitka harbor and a short walking distance from
the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, St. Michael's, the Russian Orthodox
Church, Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House and Sitka National Historic
Park -- "Totem Park."
Westmark Hotels is Committed to Alaska
"The Westmark Sitka is the community's main upscale hotel," said Steve
Leonard, Vice President, Westmark Hotels. "Many of the spacious 101 guest
rooms and suites have waterfront views and the Raven Dining Room and Lounge
are considered by residents to have the best food in town. We have a lot
to be proud of."
|Westmark Hotels is the largest hotel
group in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, with 11 hotels in 10 communities.
Five Westmark Hotels properties, Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Whitehorse
and Sitka are open year round and have the capabilities to cater to business
and social events, as well as conventions and leisure tours. Six properties
are seasonal, open mid-May through mid-September and cater to the tourists
and highway travelers. These properties are located in Tok, Denali, Klondike
Inn in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Beaver Creek.
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Westmark Hotels take great pride in offering consistently top-notch
service, considerate and helpful staff and comfortable accommodations that
invite a great nights rest. Westmark Hotel's 11 properties are conveniently
located for both the business or vacation traveler.
About the Westmark Hotels
Westmark Hotels operates the largest hotel chain in Alaska/Yukon with
11 hotels and inns in communities across the region. The chain is a member
of the Holland America Line family of companies, the largest and most experienced
tour and cruise operator in Alaska and the Yukon. Celebrating its 57th
year as the leader in Alaska travel in 2005, Holland America will have
seven ships offering a record number of cruises with more departures featuring
Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line. The line's CruiseTour
itineraries offer more time in Denali National Park than any other tour
company. All 28 CruiseTours include the complete six-hour Denali Wilderness
Tour for 71% more wildlife viewing and better Mt. McKinley viewpoints.
About Holland America Line (a division of Carnival Corporation and
In 2004, Holland America Line's fleet of 13, five-star, premium ships
will offer nearly 500 sailings from 15 North American home ports, including
new departures from Norfolk, VA; Baltimore, MD; and Boston, Mass. Recent
additions to the fleet include the 1,848-passenger Vista ships, ms Zuiderdam
and ms Oosterdam. In April 2004, the third Vista sister, ms Westerdam joins
the fleet. The fleet will visit all seven continents in 2004, while increasing
the number of cruises to popular destinations such as Alaska (139 cruises
scheduled), the Caribbean (191), Europe (58) and Canada/New England (26).