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NEW YORK (July 8, 2015) – As part of multi-million dollar investments by Millennium Hotels and Resorts across many of its 14 North American properties, the brand announces the completion of the third and final phase of refurbishments at The Lakefront Anchorage, formerly Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage.  This is the fifth Millennium hotel in the U.S. that has seen extensive upgrades in the past two years, including ONE UN New York, Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, Millennium Harvest House Boulder and most recently The McCormick Scottsdale. Additional properties scheduled for renovations this year include Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles and Millennium Hotel Buffalo.

The only lakeside hotel in Anchorage, The Lakefront Anchorage overlooks Lake Spenard and Lake Hood, the world’s largest and busiest floatplane base. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring Alaska, as it is just ten minutes from downtown Anchorage with a plethora of activities nearby including fishing, hunting and hiking. The Lakefront Anchorage is also the official host hotel for the renowned Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. 

The last series of hotel-wide changes included a full remodel of all 248 guest rooms as well as building exterior upgrades.  Rooms now evoke an upscale Alaskan lodge feel with soft tones and beautiful wood accents.  Junior and one bedroom suites feature separate living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchenette while one bedroom suites also offer a cozy fireplace for the cold Alaskan winters. Hotel corridors showcase Alaska’s wildlife and landscape by Denali National Park’s award-winning photographer, Jimmy Tohill.   

The first two phases of refurbishments were to the public spaces, including the lobby as well as the Fancy Moose Lounge, Flying Machine Restaurant, and the seasonal outdoor Deck at Lake Hood.  In addition, The Lakefront’s entire conference space featuring 6,000 square feet of meetings and event rooms was also re-done.

“Anchorage is a wonderfully breathtaking destination and we’re pleased to present newly updated rooms to our guests, just in time for the busy summer season,” said Colin Wang, Vice President Operations, North America. “These enhancements come on the heels of another signature location’s renovation, The McCormick Scottsdale. This is just the beginning; we look forward to unveiling the new look of our other properties as part of the company's ongoing commitment and investment in our U.S. portfolio.” 

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts North America

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C), listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1996, is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates a worldwide portfolio of over 100 hotels across seven distinct global brands – Grand Millennium, Millennium, Grand Copthorne, Copthorne, M Hotel, Studio M and Kingsgate – throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) was established as a global brand by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc to provide a common marketing and operating platform across its entire portfolio.  Founded on the philosophy of genuine hospitality, this dynamic hospitality group has an outstanding reputation for excellence, taking pride in exceeding the needs of its business and leisure travelers.  The strategic locality of its properties in gateway cities such as London, Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok makes MHR the perfect address to conduct your business or indulge yourself while on holiday.

Established in the United States in 2000, the North American arm of MHR includes a portfolio 14 hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Anchorage, Boulder, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Durham, Minneapolis, Nashville and Scottsdale. 

Contact: Min Min Wong / (212) 789-7539

About The Lakefront Anchorage:

Located on the scenic shores of Lake Spenard and next to Lake Hood, The Lakefront Anchorage is ideally situated for exploring Alaska. Just a mile from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and a ten-minute drive from downtown Anchorage, The Lakefront is not only the base for the famous Iditarod Dog Trail Sled Race, it's also the perfect springboard for enjoying activities such as fishing, hunting and hiking. Nestled against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, this charming hotel features contemporary comforts with an authentic mountain lodge feel throughout its 248 guest rooms and suites. Visitors have a front row seat for stunning sunsets and natural Alaskan beauty from the tables at Flying Machine Restaurant, Fancy Moose Lounge and The Deck at Lake Hood. The Lakefront Anchorage also offers 6,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event spaces.

Contact: Michelle Calarco / (212) 696-0660 ext. 3783

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