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 Xanterra South Rim LLC Begins $3 million Renovation of
Maswik North Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park
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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, December 21, 2005 - The Maswik North Lodge at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim will undergo a major renovation beginning in January 2006. Expected to cost approximately $3 million, the remodel will include enhancement of the popular lodge's rooms, installation of a new roof and repair of exterior sidewalks and walkways. Maswik North Lodge is operated by Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.

All 160 rooms in the Maswik North Lodge will receive air-conditioning as well as new bathtubs, vanity sinks and toilets, new bathroom floors and wall tiles, soft goods, paint, refrigerators, in-room coffee-makers and in-room safes. Ten rooms will be converted to king bedrooms, and 12 rooms will become handicap accessible, including two rooms installed with roll-in showers. 

The renovation will commence on January 2, 2006 and is scheduled for completion in mid-April. The entire 278-room Maswik Lodge complex will close for the renovation until mid-March. At that time, 118 rooms and cabins in the south portion of the lodge, the cafeteria, lounge, gift shop and transportation desk will reopen. The Maswik North Lodge rooms are scheduled to reopen in mid-April.

Maswik Lodge is located a short walk from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at the southwest end of Grand Canyon Village. Last year, 28 historic cabins included in the Maswik Lodge complex underwent a $160,000 renovation. The last major renovation of Maswik North Lodge was completed in 2000.

"The winter season is a terrific time to complete this renovation because the impact on our guests will be minimal and we know we will be able to offer plenty of accommodations and full services to our winter guests," said Bill Johnston, general manager. "When Maswik North reopens in April, it will be even more comfortable and convenient than ever." 

Xanterra Parks & Resorts (consisting of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. and Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.) operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national parks and state parks and resorts. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the country's largest national park concessioner.

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Contact:

Mesereau Public Relations
(1) 720-842-5271
mona_mesereau@msn.com
www.xanterra.com

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Also See: Xanterra Parks & Resorts Completes Renovations to Four of its Seven Hotels in Grand Canyon National Park / May 2004
The Grand Canyon's El Tovar, One of the Original Great Lodges of the National Park System Turns 100; Key Influence in Opening the Southwest to Tourism / December 2004

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