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Alaska lodging resort to include open market

Philadelphia – Aramark has unveiled plans for Denali Park Village, a new lodging experience in Anchorage, Alaska, that will include an open market. The company is transforming and re-branding two adjacent properties it owns, McKinley Village Lodge and Denali River Cabins & Cedar Lodge, with a projected May 2014 opening.

In addition to lodging areas, Denali Park Village will be home to a vast open market. Designed with the look of a historic mining town, the marketplace will include individually themed shops such as a s'mores shack, apparel shop, pet supply store and more. A full main street market will feature assorted grab-and-go and gourmet food and grocery options. Hand-dipped ice cream is also planned.

"Denali Park Village brings together the synergy of two ideally situated properties to create a unique and authentic Alaskan experience for guests," said David Sloma, VP of operations for Aramark Parks and Destinations. "We believe this transformation will provide guests with even greater accommodations, hospitality options and amenities to complement their visit to Denali National Park."

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