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 The 101 room Shee Atika Hotel in Sitka, Alaska Has
New Owners, New Name - The Westmark Sitka


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

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.

Westmark Sitka
330 Seward St
Sitka, 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 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 plc )
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).

Westmark Hotels
Rose Abello
Holland America Line
Also See: Hotels Developers Planning as Many as Six New Hotels Over the Next Two Years in Anchorage, Alaska / June 2003
Alaska Colleges and High Schools Gear Up Hospitality Training, the Fastest Growing Industry in the State / Dec 2002
Randy Kaer Renovating a Former Westmark Hotel In Anchorage, Alaska; Will be Howard Johnson Franchise / April 2003

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