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Many Glacier Hotel Summer 2011 Restoration

Hotel Dining Room - David Restivo, NPS

Many Glacier Hotel, on the east side of Glacier National Park, Montana, will be running at 50% capacity this summer due to a massive restoration project. Check with the concessionaire, Glacier Park, Inc.,  for restoration updates as well as this summer’s late openings of Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Rising Sun Motor Inn due to the heavy snow pack.

Hotel facilities impacted during the 2011 summer season include: 50% of the guest rooms, Annex 1, North Bridge, the main Dining Room, the Interlaken and Swiss Lounges, Kitchen, and Employee Dining Area.

Guests will be served meals in a modified dining room space since the kitchen will remain open during the project with regular menus and full services. Red bus tours, boating operations and the horse concession will not be impacted by the restoration.

According to Glacier Park, Inc., “There will be normal construction type noise in the northern half of the building during daytime hours. Early mornings, evenings, and weekends will be quiet. There should be limited noise in the lobby area and for guests staying overnight; there will be no construction noise in the wing where guest rooms are located.”

This phase of the restoration project is expected to be completed prior to the hotel’s opening for the 2012 summer season. Since future restoration work is planned and will be scheduled when funding is available, guests planning trips to Many Glacier Hotel in upcoming summers may wish to monitor the concessionaire’s website for room availability.

Malcolm, a former summer employee at Many Glacier Hotel and the author of two novels (“The Sun Singer” and “Garden of Heaven: an Odyssey”) partially set in the Swiftcurrent Valley

  1. I thought you might be there to help with the restoration! (Bet you’d like to anyway.)

    June 14, 2011
    • Or, if they don’t need the help, I could enjoy free room and board just for posting updates on my blog.

      June 15, 2011
      • Now there’s an idea with merit!

        June 15, 2011
        • Now, all I have to do is convince the management to give me a suite of rooms.

          June 15, 2011
          • Recently there was a change in the Public Affairs Officer for the Park due to a retirement. Maybe your hat should have been in that ring.

            June 15, 2011
  2. I saw a job posting, but even if they would hire and old guy like me, there’s the problem of selling our house in Georgia during the current real estate mess and actually moving out there. So it goes.

    June 15, 2011

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