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avatar Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 01:13PM
Delaware North Cos. has purchased Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, a 123-room, full-service hotel located less than a mile from an entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is the fourth hotel Delaware North has acquired since 2001 and is part of the nearly 100-year-old hospitality and food service company's growing portfolio of owned and managed assets.

http://www.hotelsmag.com/article/CA6659032.html?industryid=47567
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 01:20PM
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eeek
Delaware North Cos. has purchased Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, a 123-room, full-service hotel located less than a mile from an entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is the fourth hotel Delaware North has acquired since 2001 and is part of the nearly 100-year-old hospitality and food service company's growing portfolio of owned and managed assets.

http://www.hotelsmag.com/article/CA6659032.html?industryid=47567

DNC also operates Yellowstone General Stores, which the article didn't mention. It's kind of a strange division of concessionaires there, with Xanterra providing all of the lodging and most of the dining with DNC operating the general stores and some of the dining facilities. There must be some story to all that.

http://www.visityellowstonepark.com/Shop.aspx
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 01:31PM
All I know is that I have a dislike for both of them.
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 19, 2009 06:32AM
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y_p_w
DNC also operates Yellowstone General Stores, which the article didn't mention. It's kind of a strange division of concessionaires there, with Xanterra providing all of the lodging and most of the dining with DNC operating the general stores and some of the dining facilities. There must be some story to all that.


Historically, there have been somewhat different lodging/business histories to Yosemite and Yellowstone:
In the 90's legislative mandates changed the awarding of opportunities for the contracts in the national parks.

Yosemite assets and opportunities previously owned by Curry Company were held briefly by MCA (Japanese Company) and due, probably, to public complaint eventually by DNC.

Yosemite Concession History:

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-01-09/news/mn-7227_1_national-park-foundation
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/18/us/us-picks-concessionaire-for-yosemite-park.html
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3190/is_n1_v27/ai_13308516/
http://www.yosemite.org/76/Concessioners.htm?expandable=0



In Yellowstone, historically the Yellowstone Park Co managed lodging and Hamilton Stores ran/owned the goods services. Again in the 90's this changed and different contractors prevailed but the division in services has persisted.


Yellowstone Concession History (there has been historically a division between lodging and goods sales in Yellowstone):

Yellowstone Park Co to TW services to AmFac to Xanterra = http://www.geocities.com/geysrbob/Hotel_History_6_.html

Hamilton Stores = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton's_Stores_(Yellowstone_National_Park)


In reviewing this, it seems that a large amount of money comes to the park service (one figure was 25% of every dollar spent in the park) from the concessions. What is wrong with that? What are the objections to the current concessioners??



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avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 19, 2009 02:41PM
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Frank Furter



Historically, there have been somewhat different lodging/business histories to Yosemite and Yellowstone:
In the 90's legislative mandates changed the awarding of opportunities for the contracts in the national parks.

Yosemite assets and opportunities previously owned by Curry Company were held briefly by MCA (Japanese Company) and due, probably, to public complaint eventually by DNC.

It's probably in one of those links, but MCA was "Music Corporation of America" - the parent company of Universal Studios and the MCA recording label. It was very much an American company The big thing was that Matsushita (biggest brand is Panasonic) bought them before eventually dumping it to Vivendi. What was MCA has been divided up and is now part of Vivendi and/or NBC Universal (part of General Electric). I'm sure that a lot of other divisions were divested sometime down the line.

As for Delaware North Companies - the park concessions are a small part of their business. They actually own several sports arenas including TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.
Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 01:58PM
Well, there are plenty of other places to stay in West Yellowstone besides the Holiday Inn. That's basically all that town is, is a place to stay. Literally right across the street from the park. Too bad the food in W.Y. isn't better though.
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 03:12PM
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Bob Weaver
Well, there are plenty of other places to stay in West Yellowstone besides the Holiday Inn.

And we did.

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That's basically all that town is, is a place to stay.

There are some expensive homes in the town.

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Too bad the food in W.Y. isn't better though.

We had a really bad pizza the first night. Second night I nuked a pot pie.
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 02:30PM
4X4 and a tent is all the lodging I need.
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May 18, 2009 03:09PM
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Vince
4X4 and a tent is all the lodging I need.

If you're car camping in Yellowstone, Xanterra operates all the reservable campsites in Yellowstone.

http://www.travelyellowstone.com/camping-250.html
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 03:14PM
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y_p_w
If you're car camping in Yellowstone, Xanterra operates all the reservable campsites in Yellowstone.

Only two campgrounds were open last week and it was quite cold at night. Add that to my friend not liking to camp.
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 03:13PM
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Vince
4X4 and a tent is all the lodging I need.

Some of us like to shower from time to time.
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 03:18PM
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Vince
4X4 and a tent is all the lodging I need.

Some of us like to shower from time to time.

Some are "alergic" (they melt) when touched with water... (QBW)

(ya ya.. this is an inside joke)
(didn't want to zing Vince... although I did love the "is that the bronco coming over the falls one)

Goat Stop
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May 18, 2009 10:42PM
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Evil Goatie
Some are "alergic" (they melt) when touched with water... (QBW)

The water in the National Parks seem to either be boiling hot or just this side of ice cubes...it needs to be bathwater warm to bother withwink

(besides, unlike 90% of those hiking feet trammeling the universe wearing hi-tech boots, I wear 100% leather lace up boots that double as riding boots, combat boots, and working-in-the-garage-anti-spider-boots, so they don't like water)


Busy Bee
avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 18, 2009 11:48PM
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Bee
The water in the National Parks seem to either be boiling hot or just this side of ice cubes...it needs to be bathwater warm to bother withwink

You can find that not too far from Yosemite (when Tioga Road is open):

avatar Re: Delaware North Purchases Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
May 19, 2009 01:50PM
Bee,

Combat boots!

Jim
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