The Washington Monument, the Washington Monument Hotel, the Capitol building, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are among the best places in the world to visit in the summer months.
So, it comes as no surprise that the hotels at the national parks and national monuments in Alaska, Hawaii and Hawaii’s islands also rank highly in terms of customer satisfaction.
While not necessarily the most luxurious, the hotel experience in Alaska can be both relaxing and enjoyable, according to a recent study by a travel research company.
The average Alaskan hotel guest spent more than five hours in the hotel last summer, compared to a five-hour average for visitors to the islands.
That’s because guests who visited the Alaskans hotels spent more time enjoying themselves than those who stayed at the islands, the report says.
A hotel at the summit of the Cascade Range in Washington state.
(AP/Associated Press) “We are always looking to build the most sustainable and livable hotels possible,” said Stephen Waddell, the CEO of Ketchikan International Hotels.
The company operates three Alaskas hotel brands, which include the Alaska Hotels Group, the Alana Hotel Group, and the Alaska Diamond Group.
“When it comes to sustainability, we’re all about minimizing carbon emissions, and as the tourism industry in the United States continues to grow, we see a need for more sustainable, climate-friendly, and sustainable-looking hotels.”
Ketchika International Hotles is based in Seattle, Wash., and operates a number of hotels and resorts across Alaska.
The Seattle-based company has more than 800 properties in the Northwest, including the Seattle Skyline and Seattle City Lights.
Ketchikans Alana hotel in Seattle.
(Associated Press/AP) A hotel is more than just a place to stay, said Kristin C. Lachlan, president of the Alaska Hotel Association.
“It’s about how you feel when you are there, and how you interact with your guests and other guests,” she said.
“If you have a really great time, you can enjoy yourself.
If you are in a bad mood, you want to get out of there.”
The hotels surveyed were chosen from a list of hotels available to Alaskawas hotel industry clients, including hotel operators, travel agencies, restaurants and bars.
It also included the average hotel guest, as well as the average amount of time that the hotel guests spent in the facility.
Hotel guests in Alaska were more likely to spend time with family and friends, the company found.
And they were also more likely than the average to leave with a positive attitude.
“This is an area of growth that has been on our radar for a while,” said Lisa B. Bannister, president and CEO of Alaska Hotels, which is based out of Seattle.
“We have a lot of hotel brands and we have a couple of resorts that we do have to explore, so we are looking to expand to some of those brands in the coming years.”
Hotel guests spent more in Alaska than other states.
(Holly Witherspoon/Associated Statesman Journal via AP) Alaska’s average Alana Hotels guest spent about three hours a day in the Alanas hotel, or about three-and-a-half hours per day for every day of the year.
Alaska Diamond Hotel guests were most likely to visit the hotel once or twice a week, compared with the average of just two guests per week in the entire state.
The number of guests per day varied across Alaskadas hotels.
Alaska Skyline guests spent a little less time in the hotels than the Alani Hotel Group guests.
Hawaii, with its many hotels, was the only state to report a higher number of hotel guests than the national average.
Hawaii Diamonds hotel guests spend less time than the general population.
(Ketchikan Hotel Group via AP/AP Images) Hawaii Diamond Hotels guests spent less time per day in Hawaii Diamond hotels than other Alaskadan hotels.
Hawaii Skyline, the state’s largest hotel, was among the worst performing in the study.
Hawaii was the state with the highest average wait times for a stay of more than two hours.
In comparison, Alaska had the second lowest average wait time.