NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - MANY GLACIER HOTEL ANNEX AND LOBBY
Glacier National Park, Montana
The historic Many Glacier Hotel was originally completed on July 4th, 1915. The lakeside hotel was part of a series of backcountry chalets along the stretch of the Great Northern Railway which ran partially through Glacier National Park. The Swiss alpine style hotel was dubbed the “Gem of the West” and became a destination for the rich and famous looking for a luxurious mountain getaway.
The project consisted of a full restoration to the entire structure, including the main Lobby Building and Annex II. Updates included restoration of historic lighting, all new updated MEP systems, all while maintaining the historical integrity of the structure. Care was taken in preserving as much as of the original structure as possible, even with the update of life safety systems and other power systems located behind the scenes. During design, historical sources, including a series of photos from the early 1900s, were sought as design references. Design and construction was also carefully coordinated around the winter shutdowns due to the remote location.
Many Glacier Hotel is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and a Contributing Property of a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
Client: Anderson Hallas Architects, PC
Historical Renovation, Power, IT Design, Lighting Design