YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK—Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park’s oldest hotel, has completed the first phase of a two-part, $10 million renovation.
The renovations include new lobby decor, structural enhancements, a new elevator, new business center and 43 renovated rooms, including the addition of four suites in the west wing.
The 154-key property now features a lobby that recalls the Colonial Revival period, with heavy furniture finished in light cherry. The walls also feature a Colonial Revival look with white trim and soft yellow paint from Sherman Williams.
The renovation project ensured that the hotel would retain its historic character, including the reinstallation of the original bellhop call box behind the new bell porter desk and the restoration of the hotel’s original windows.
In addition, the 250-seat Lake Hotel Dining Room, centerpiece lobby bar and Sun Room also received a makeover. Four suites were created directly above the restaurant. The Presidential Suite was also renovated, featuring a king bed and sofa sleeper. The new suites offer king or queen beds and a living room with a sofa sleeper and wet bar, as well as a deep soaking tub and shower.
The 38 rooms in the west wing that were renovated offer eight new mobility and/or communication-accessible rooms with various bed configurations as well as wired Internet connectivity. By August, the west wing will feature a new elevator to provide access to the rooms in that section, in accordance with ADA regulations.
The second phase of renovation will launch after the hotel closes for the summer season on September 29, 2013. This phase will see that the remaining guestrooms in the east wing will be renovated, the delicatessen will be expanded, and an existing detached building will be renovated and transformed into administration offices.