Rainier Guest Services, which long has held the concessions contract for Mount Rainier National Park, has been awarded a new contract to operate food, lodging, and beverage services within the park.
The contract covers retail operations at the Longmire, Paradise, and Sunrise areas of Mount Rainier.
Rainier Guest Services, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virginia-based Guest Services Inc. and has more than 40 years of hospitality experience in a variety of venues including Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, and several locations in the National Capital Region.
"Mount Rainier has a long history as an overnight destination with the National Park Inn and Paradise Inn," said Mount Rainier Superintendent Randy King. "We look forward to working with Rainier Guest Services as we continue to welcome and serve our visitors while we care for our historically significant lodges."
As required by the 1998 Concessions Management Improvement Act, the Park Service solicited for proposals from June 21 through October 16, 2012, for this contract for concessions operations within Mount Rainier. Offers were evaluated on their responses to questions asked, including how to preserve and maintain buildings in a Historic Landmark District, ensure high-quality visitor services while incorporating the park interpretive themes throughout the operations, assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reduce solid waste, implement a progressive Healthy Food Program and promote employment opportunities.
Additional guidelines used to evaluate proposals can be found online at this site.