Marriott Anchorage Downtown Completes Complete Property Renovation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Marriott Anchorage Downtown is announcing the completion of its top-to-bottom renovation that includes a total transformation of guest rooms, public spaces, restaurants and reception areas. The safety of associates and guests continues to remain paramount during the pandemic with the current guidelines located here.

Owned and managed by Columbia Sussex, the Marriott Anchorage Downtown is extremely popular with groups of all sizes and vacationers visiting Anchorage as a destination or launching expeditions to Alaska from downtown. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, within walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment venues, including the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, and short drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The hotel is popular for its flexible meeting and event spaces that can accommodate groups ranging from five to 500 people and is known for its rich history hosting dignitaries, government officials and celebrities, including serving as a venue for the recent inauguration of Mayor of Anchorage Dave Bronson. .

Comprehensive hotel renovations feature an aesthetic inspired by the interplay between the natural beauty of Alaska’s great outdoors and the vibrant metropolitan lifestyle of Alaska’s most populous city. The public areas and bedrooms take advantage of the stunning mountain and city views with large windows generously placed to allow natural light to fill the property. Artwork and furnishings complement the emphasis on natural landscapes, featuring neutral color palettes with pops of vivid blue and gray, juxtaposing natural wood and leather materials with contemporary designs and stitches. carefully selected artistic focal points.

Marriott Anchorage Downtown has a number of health and safety guidelines in place to make people feel comfortable traveling, including the option of a completely contactless stay, social events designed for allow social distancing, restrictions on fitness center capacity, access to rooms. , and extensive cleaning and sanitation protocols throughout the property that follow Marriott International’s standards of commitment to cleanliness.

The Marriott Anchorage Downtown renovations included:

Guest room

The 392 rooms, including the McKinley, Talkeetna, and Susitna suites – each named after a distinct Alaskan town or landmark – have been renovated to reflect the new design philosophy using earthy tones with complementary blue and gray palettes paired with a contemporary, upscale touch reflecting the comfortable, modern aesthetic of the Marriott brand. Each room offers breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Chugach Mountain Range and Mount Denali, with full-size windows to allow guests to fully enjoy the surrounding scenery.

The complete overhaul of the hotel rooms included the appointment of completely new furniture and furnishings. Room updates include thoughtful touches and elements reflecting Alaskan topography, such as the placement in each room of an abstract canvas inspired by the sweeping vistas of glaciers and the Northern Lights.

In addition, each luxurious room is designed for optimal rest and productivity with architectural framing, contrasting finishes and thoughtful solutions to enhance a guest’s stay, such as:

  • Convenient wall outlets, lamp sockets and bedside tables equipped with USB ports for multiple electronic devices

  • Luxurious bedding with cotton-rich linens and plush pillows

  • High-speed Wi-Fi and a large desk with a well-lit workspace, comfortable chair, and snap-in panels

  • 55-inch flat-screen TVs with the Marriott Entertainment Package, including premium cable channels and cinema to entertain guests

  • Coffee bar in the room

  • Strategically placed mirrors including a backlit vanity mirror and full length mirrors

The Marriott Anchorage Downtown has four concierge levels and a concierge lounge. Concierge level customers benefit from a turndown service (on request) and access to the Concierge Lounge on the 20the floor, which offers an expanded continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, desserts and bar service.

Lobby, Greatroom and Promenade Café

Upon entering the Marriott Anchorage Downtown, guests are immediately greeted by a completely transformed ground floor with a redesigned lobby, the addition of Marriott’s signature Greatroom, and the revitalization of the popular Promenade Café breakfast restaurant.

The lobby was designed as an immersive experience allowing guests to immediately connect to Alaskan culture, with unique artwork featuring wall hangings including salmon brushed metal artwork and native parkas from Alaska. In addition to natural light flooding the lobby, dynamic light displays create visual reminders of the Northern Lights.

Beyond the lobby, the Greatroom areas, located on the lobby level, are a highlight and hub of activity for guests. There is 3,500 square feet of relaxation space to meet a variety of guest needs from morning to night. Features designed to make guests feel at home in the new Greatroom include communal tables, charging stations, contemporary comfy seating, and flat-screen TVs. The Greatroom offers lunch and dinner service, featuring American cuisine, as well as beverage service including locally brewed beers and craft spirits.

Serving breakfast daily, the on-site Café Promenade has undergone a complete overhaul to align with a more modern aesthetic with updated menus. Guests can enjoy comfortable seating areas in oversized cabins and plush armchairs with unique lighting and visuals throughout. The restaurant’s updated menu focuses on fresh, local ingredients to create offerings such as reindeer sausage and smoked salmon.

Meeting and event space

With nearly 15,000 square feet of event space in six event halls in total with additional breakout rooms available, Marriott Anchorage Downtown is a very popular central destination for small and medium sized functions. As part of the complete hotel redesign, all pre-function event spaces have been refreshed to include new paint and new furnishings to bring elements of the spectacular Alaskan exterior into the interior spaces for guests. meetings and events at the hotel.

For more information about Marriott Anchorage Downtown, please call 907.279.8000 or visit

About Columbia Sussex:

Columbia Sussex is a privately held hotel company based in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The company was founded in 1972 and is owned by the Yung family and is headed by William J. Yung III, president. Columbia Sussex owns and operates hotels across the United States, from California to Alaska, from Texas to Massachusetts and New Jersey. The company currently operates 42 hotels under four different brands, including Marriott Hotels, Renaissance, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Double Tree and Hyatt Regency. Full-service hotels and resorts such as The Boulders Resort Golf & Spa in Carefree, Arizona, Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Tempe, Arizona, Westin Atlanta Airport, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes, Caroline South, collectively exemplify the breadth and depth of Columbia Sussex’s management expertise.

Columbia Sussex is one of the largest Marriott franchisees in the country and has aggressively implemented a renovation program at various Marriott properties including Marriott Anchorage Downtown, Marriott Albuquerque, Marriott Greensboro Downtown, Marriott Dallas Las Colinas, Marriott Melville, Marriott Indianapolis North, Marriott Tampa Westshore, Marriott Albany, Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside, Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa, Marriott Savannah, Marriott Phoenix Airport, and Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa. For more information, visit

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