New Meeting Space in Seward, Alaska

New conference room marks the completion of a three-phase expansion, which began in 2007

Seward Windsong Lodge // (c) 2009

Seward Windsong Lodge

The Seward Windsong Lodge opened a new conference room, River Room, this summer to meet the growing demand for larger group facilities in Seward, Alaska. This marks the completion of a three-phase expansion, which began in 2007.

Earlier phases of the lodge expansion added 72 deluxe guest rooms, for a total of 180, and increased restaurant seating to prepare the property for larger groups and events.

“Our meeting space has gorgeous views of the spruce forest or mountains and the Resurrection River so, even when guests are in a meeting, they can enjoy their surroundings and be inspired by them,” said Nick Hammond, general manager of the lodge.

The 1,200-square-foot River Room features large windows, wooden beams and a rustic style that complements the lodge’s secluded temperate rain forest setting. Completed in June, it accommodates 80 seated guests, increasing the property’s capacity for groups significantly.

Other on-site meeting facilities include the Glacier Room — an 1,800-square-foot meeting space, accommodating 100 guests — and the outdoor pavilion, which seats 40.

The lodge is located in the Resurrection River Valley, 126 miles south of Anchorage and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The hotel has wireless Internet throughout the property and audio-visual equipment is available in meeting rooms. The on-site restaurant, Resurrection Roadhouse, provides full catering services for conferences, weddings and special events.

Located 10 minutes from downtown Seward, the lodge is easily accessible by car, daily coach service and the Alaska Railroad. The lodge operates a local courtesy shuttle that connects guests from the rail depot, small boat harbor and local attractions, such as the Alaska SeaLife Center. It also offers convenient access to nearby activities — sea kayaking, glacier hiking, day cruises of Kenai Fjords National Park and more — all of which can be arranged for groups or individuals.