The Aspen Hotel in Soldotna has been open for business since March 11th, but last Thursday was the official grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration.
On a sunny but blustery afternoon Soldotna Mayor David Carey read and presented Aspen Hotel Vice President Carol Fraser with a letter of welcome plaque from the City, then assisted with the ribbon cutting, officially opening the newest Aspen Hotel. "This is very exciting for us, being here on the Kenai Peninsula with our neighbors is just wonderful, and were ready now for summer, ready for the tourists and corporate travelers to come in here and enjoy this new facility," said Fraser.
Soldotna Mayor, David Carey presents Carol Fraser with a plaque from the city to welcome our new neighbors.
The two-story hotel features an indoor swimming pool, meeting room for 80 people, and rooms that range from a Spa Suite with a four poster king size bed, to extended stay suites, and family suites with a separate bunk bed room with Sony play station for the kids.
"We tried to build this hotel for every market, the leisure traveler, for Alaskans who want to come to the City and swim and play, and for the business traveler as well. We have a business center, voice mail and data ports in every room," added Fraser, who is expecting a fantastic summer for the hotel. It's expected to be a while before new tour groups start showing up explained Fraser, as they plan far in advance and it takes a couple of years for them to change their itineraries and brochures. However, she does believe the new hotel will draw tour groups to the area.
Carol Fraser displays a Spa Suite, complete with four poster king size bed.
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