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Yosemite Hotel To Shut Its Doors For Renovation

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Ahwahnee Hotel

The Ahwahnee Hotel (National Park Service)

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (KCBS) – Yosemite’s famed Ahwahnee Hotel will be shutting its doors for three weeks starting in late February to complete an ongoing renovation project.

Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman said the shutdown from February 22 through March 17 is needed to complete the job, which started in September.

“We’re going to upgrade the fire detection alarm and suppression system throughout the hotel and we’re going to take the opportunity to do a lot more of the cosmetic work,” he said.

KCBS’ Larry Chiaroni Reports:

Gediman said that will include painting, installing new drapes and carpet, replacing bedspreads and renovating artifacts and furniture in the hotel.

“If we reupholster a couch in the Great Lounge, we’ll use the same historic fabric,” he said.

Gediman adds that historical architects are on duty everyday to make sure the renovation stays true. Built in 1927, the Ahwahnee Hotel is a registered national landmark.

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