Take your meeting to the next level in Anchorage
Fall colors decorate the Anchorage skyline and the Chugach Mountains.
Anchorage breaks the mold when it comes to hosting meetings in Alaska. It has never been easier to innovate your next meeting with Anchorage amenities thanks to new construction, renovations, and the sustained success of the city’s existing infrastructure.
Soon the city will have even more hotel space as the former Aviator Hotel is being transformed into a luxury boutique hotel through renovations. The high-end property will have 250 rooms and while the hotel has not announced a name, it is anticipated to bring a new brand to Anchorage. The hotel will feature two outdoor decks with views of Denali, art rotating every month, a brewery, and three conference rooms. A group of 25 Alaska investors spent over $40 million to renovate the space and say 60 rooms will be available in November with the rest of the building opening in June of 2024.
Newly remodeled room at the former Aviator Hotel features local artwork and views of the Alaska Range. The property will open in late 2023 with a new name.
Construction is also underway on a shared badge Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites at the southeast corner of 48th Avenue and C Street along C Street in Midtown Anchorage. The property is expected to have 193 rooms and suites.
Expansion is not exclusive to the heart of the city. Alyeska Resort remodeled its hotel and unveiled the new Veilbreaker Skybridges. This seasonal experience allows you to take your client relationships and team bonding to new heights. Participants take the Alyeska Aerial Tram to the top of Mount Alyeska, and groups of six are led by an expert mountain guide across two bridges suspended 2,500 feet across the valley floor. Afterwards, catch your breath, relax and recover at Alyeska Nordic Spa. Nestled at the base of the mountain, the Nordic Spa’s outdoor pools, saunas, and steam rooms provide a year-round hydrotherapy and wellness experience.
The Alyeska Nordic Spa adds a relaxing wellness option for attendees meeting at Alyeska Resort.
When the session ends, infinite possibilities await. Immerse yourself in Alaska’s cultural center. Celebrate Indigenous cultures at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Get a glimpse of the latest exhibits and artifacts from all over the state at the Anchorage Museum. Explore Anchorage’s diverse dining scene, from award-winning restaurants with sweeping views, to intimate bistros and down-home diners.
A variety of innovative dishes put tough dining decisions on the menu in Anchorage..
From food to entertainment, it’s easy to plan the perfect after-meeting outing with several of Broadway’s biggest shows (Come From Away, Six: The Musical, and Disney’s Aladdin) taking center stage at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
No trip to Anchorage is complete without shopping for everything from name brands to locally made items and no sales tax. Hosting your event in Alaska’s biggest city means attendees from around the state can catch up on shopping or schedule medical and dental visits during their stay. Delegates can also use Anchorage as a jumping-off point for travel before or after the meeting.
Architecture & Engineering Special Section + Small Business
In the February 2024 issue of Alaska Business, we engineered a special section that inspects the many ways architecture and engineering enrich our lives, from creating beautiful and functional spaces to crafting functional and safe transportation corridors. In addition to the built world in which we live, this issue celebrates small businesses and the many functions they provide, whether they're developing tools in the healthcare industry or opening new dining locations.