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Shee Atika Hotel Is Now Westmark Sitka

Westmark Hotels, a subsidiary of Holland
America Line, announces a name change from Shee Atika Hotel to Westmark Sitka
in Sitka, Alaska. This name change became official on September 28, 2004 when
ownership changed from Shee Atika Corporation to Yoo Jin Lodging, Inc.
Westmark Hotels will continue to manage the property.  The Westmark Sitka is
conveniently located downtown near the Sitka harbor and a short walking
distance from the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, St. Michael’s, the
Russian Orthodox Church, Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House and Sitka
National Historic Park—“Totem Park.”

Westmark Hotels is the largest hotel group in Alaska and the Yukon
Territory, with 11 hotels in 10 communities. Five Westmark Hotels properties,
Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Whitehorse and Sitka are open year round and
have the capabilities to cater to business and social events, as well as
conventions and leisure tours.  Six properties are seasonal, open mid-May
through mid-September and cater to the tourists and highway travelers.  These
properties are located in Tok, Denali, Klondike Inn in Whitehorse, Dawson City
and Beaver Creek.
  “The Westmark Sitka is the community’s main upscale hotel,” said
Steve Leonard, Vice President, Westmark Hotels. “Many of the spacious 101
guest rooms and suites have waterfront views and the Raven Dining Room and
Lounge are considered by residents to have the best food in town.  We have a
lot to be proud of.”
  Westmark Hotels take great pride in offering consistently top-notch
service, considerate and helpful staff and comfortable accommodations that
invite a great nights rest.  Westmark Hotel’s 11 properties are conveniently
located for both the business or vacation traveler. For more information or to
make reservations at Westmark Hotels call 1-800-544-0970 or log onto the
Westmark Hotels website at