Mammoth Hotel Grand Re-Opening Celebration
After 20 years of planning, the National Park Service recently completed an extensive rehabilitation of the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Funded by the NPS, the construction project totaled about 30 million dollars and included renovations of:
- 79 renovated rooms now have private baths. Thirteen rooms were outfitted with bathtubs and other fixtures from the original hotel.
- Visitors will enjoy a new gift shop and ski shop.
- The old second-floor offices were converted to public meeting areas.
- The Map Room has been updated to function as more of a lounge area. A small bar was built in the room to serve coffee and alcoholic beverages. The large wooden wall map designed by architect Robert Reamer in the 1930s, which was recently sent to the NPS Conservation Laboratory in Arizona to be restored, is back in place and looking better than ever.
Please join NPS and Xanterra staff in commemoration of the reopening of this historic hotel on Friday, August 30th. The event starts at 10am and will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments, and tours.
A Few Fun Facts:
1. The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel was constructed from 1936 to 1938 using remnants of the National Hotel guest rooms that had remained on site since 1913. The National Park Service recently renovated the hotel that includes 79 rooms with private baths. Previously the hotel had 97 rooms, some without a private bath. This project brought the “shine” back to this beautiful, elegant gathering space.
2. Architect Robert Reamer designed the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in the art modern style of the 1930s and 1940s. Art modern is an architectural style characterized by streamlined, horizontal structures with flat roofs and, often, curved walls or rounded corners. The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is one of only a few art modern structures in the NPS.
3. Yellowstone and Xanterra Travel Collection in Yellowstone partnered to preserve the historic look and feel of this important art modern structure. The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel contains many historic artifacts including original lamps taken from guest rooms, carefully restored, and moved into the hotel hallways. Much of the historic mahogany woodwork was painstakingly restored and matching woodwork was installed in new areas such as conference rooms. Robert Reamer’s famous wooden map was also carefully restored by NPS experts so that it continues to delight hotel guests into the future.