September 8, 2010 (Girdwood, Alaska) – As the summer tourist season comes to a close, Alyeska Resort becomes a quiet getaway for locals. The changing of seasons has already started, as vivid yellows dot the Chugach landscape and crisp temperatures greet the school-age children in the morning as they wait to catch the bus. The changing tide also means that The Hotel Alyeska is less crowded and able to offer lodging specials reflecting savings of up to 40% off regular rates.
Many locals prefer visiting Alyeska Resort in the off-season. The crowds have left and typically, the nature trails are in great shape with no snow coverage or traffic. Although some hotel amenities will be impacted by seasonal closures, the heated saltwater pool and mountain view hot tub and fitness center are open as usual. For dining options, Aurora Bar & Grill restaurant, Tramway Café and room service are all available for guests. The Aurora will be showing live sporting events and feature game-time appetizer and dinner specials this fall. The Alyeska Aerial Tram will operate daily from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM until October 3, 2010. The tram will be open for guests the weekends of October 9-10 and 16-17 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The tram closes for maintenance Monday, October 18 until opening day of the 2010-11 winter ski season scheduled for Wednesday, November 24.
The best deal available currently is the Alyeska Autumn Special which includes one-night lodging in a moderate room and one in-room movie. This package is available for $65 per person, or $130 per night, for two adults. For a package variation that includes breakfast, the Alyeska Autumn Getaway has a starting price of $75 per person, or $149 per night, for two includes. The above packages include tax and fees, and are based on two people per package.
The popular Alyeska Family Package is also available this fall and includes one-night lodging, one large pizza and in-room movie, and complimentary breakfast for up to three children under the age of 18. Families can also add on an adjoining room for $80 for the night, doubling the amount of space available for the family. The family package is available from $199 per night per family of two adults and up to three children under 18 years of age.
The Spa at Alyeska is open daily during the fall season and appointments can be made by calling 907-754-2550. The spa offers an intimate setting and offers signature treatments such as the Alaska Glacial Facial or the classic Hot Stone Massage. The experienced spa staff offers a full-range of facials, body services, massage, Vichy treatments and nail care. The Spa at Alyeska carries specialty products from award-winning Yon-Ka™, representing the best of plants, flowers and fruits essence, and Phytomer™, the purest choice therapeutic seawater and marine products. The Autumn Stress Relief Package makes a great gift. This package includes one-night stay in a Spa Select or deluxe room, breakfast for two adults plus $100 in spa credit which can be applied to any spa service of the guests’ choosing.
The spa introduces the Express Spa Package, an all-in-one special which includes an aromatherapy body scrub, mini-massage, and polish change for hands and feet. The service is an hour and a half long and is $149 per person. The hotel is offering a lodging package version which includes one-night stay in a Spa Select or deluxe room type, Express Spa services for one adult, and an in-room spa gift bag. Spa Select rooms are located adjacent to The Spa at Alyeska offering added privacy and convenience, as well as upgraded amenities such as a plush spa robe. The package with one service is available from $239 per night, and can also be reserved with two services from $$389 per night, based on two people per room.
Reservations for any of the listed autumn packages can be made by calling Alyeska Resort Reservations at 800-880-3880 or visit www.AlyeskaResort.com for more information. Alyeska Resort packages are priced per person based on double occupancy and promotional pricing includes tax and resort fee. All packages are available starting September 10, 2010 and expire November 30, 2010 and subject to availability.