The 2014 Arctic Winter Games Returns to Fairbanks!

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Arctic Winter Games 2014 Logo, black, pink, green and blue.

Join us at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel this March 15-22 in Alaska’s Golden Heart City to celebrate the 2014 Arctic Winter Games! The weeklong sporting event is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event, hosted every two years by northern communities such as Alaska, Greenland and Canada. The Arctic Winter Games brings together more…

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Westmark Hotels – Conventions Made Easy

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Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center Boardroom with long boardroom table, chairs and computer with screen against back wall

Most conferences and work gatherings take place in large, busy urban settings with few opportunities for relaxation outside of the hotel or meeting room after a long day of work. But what if we told you your next conference could offer a completely different experience for attendees? What we have in mind is more of…

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Santa Claus House, a Fairytale Vacation

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This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Zanastardust. He is the subject of many stories; we give gifts in his name and we have all seen countless movies featuring everyone’s favorite red-cheeked do-gooder and his herd of flying reindeer. We even make our children promise to behave or else he will skip…

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Iditarod 2014: History of the Last Great Race

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Iditarod National Historic Trail

Whether you are a lifelong Alaskan or have yet to visit the Great Land, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think “winter in Alaska.” The Iditarod began in 1973 to test the endurance of mushers and to commemorate the 1925 run from…

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An Encyclopedia of Alaska Whales

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With more coastline than any other U.S. state, Alaska is full of opportunities to see marine creatures in their native habitats. Once you’ve witnessed the gigantic fluke of a whale cresting the surf, you’ll be fascinated by the many species it is possible to view off of the stunningly rugged coast. Where to start? Let…

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A Taste of Hollywood in Alaska with Westmark Hotels

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View of Anchorage, AK from across the water with snow-capped mountains in background and skyscrapers in foreground. Westmark Hotels

Although Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, it isn’t everyday that there are Hollywood A-listers roaming the city streets. Last fall, though, many area restaurants, bars and businesses transformed into movie sets and added famous patrons to their client lists as Hollywood came to town to film crime thriller The Frozen Ground, starring Vanessa…

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