HAL Opens Luxurious Ridge View Suites At McKinley Chalet Resort In Alaska

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

A King room at Ridge View.

Ridge View from the outside.

Ridge View level 2 walkway and fireplace.

Executive ribbon cutting to mark the opening of Ridge View.

Holland America Line has opened Ridge View, a new set of luxury guest accommodations at its McKinley Chalet Resort in Denali, Alaska.

The new 99-room, three-story facility features the first-ever junior suites at the McKinley Chalet Resort, where guests stay on HAL's award-winning Land+Sea Journeys.

Fifty-four of the new rooms are luxurious junior suites that include balconies, larger living areas and enhanced amenities like heated bathroom floors and a floor-to-ceiling map of Denali National Park and Reserve.

“Holland America Line is continually enhancing our hotel offerings in Denali, and the latest addition of this incredible new building with junior suites offers our Alaska guests some of the best rooms in Denali with stunning balcony views,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. 

“These new rooms and suites – in addition to the amazing Denali Square we opened a few years ago with dining, shopping, entertainment, fire pits and more – create an authentic and relaxing lodge-resort experience that makes our guests’ Alaska trip even more memorable.”

The new rooms are an extension of Holland America Line’s overland Alaska experience to Denali, which includes the McKinley Chalet Resort hotel and Denali Square. The addition is located just west of Denali Square, with views of Mt. Healy and Denali National Park and Preserve.

Ridge View features junior suites – all of which are equipped with private balconies -- and standard rooms with modern rustic-chic décor. The first two floors have central, open-air lobbies with gas fireplaces and the third floor has open public deck space with tables and loungers.

The McKinley Chalet Resort, Holland America Line’s 68-acre hotel on the Nenana River, serves as home base for all adventures in and around Denali National Park, such as the full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour included on most Land+Sea Journeys as well as optional flightseeing, ATV adventures, fly fishing and more.

HAL's Land+Sea Journeys combine a three-, four- or seven-day Inside Passage or Glacier Discovery cruise with in-depth overland tours to the Yukon and Alaska’s interior.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.