“Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint”
Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an award-winning travel and hospitality company that offers local insider knowledge and lifetime experiences in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. The Denver-based company is the United States’ largest operator of park-based hotels, restaurants and stores.
Xanterra’s legacy of hospitality leadership dates back to 1876. Over the years Xanterra has acquired many properties and has been awarded several major contracts in some of the country’s most-visited national parks.
Xanterra currently has operations in the Grand Canyon, including Grand Canyon Railway and The Grand Hotel; Yellowstone; Zion; Crater Lake; Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.
In 2013, Xanterra acquired Austin Adventures. At the time of the acquisition, the company’s president and CEO, Andrew N. Todd, had this to say:
Austin Adventures is one of the best adventure travel companies on the planet and shares Xanterra’s deep commitment to offering inspirational travel experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful places.We are especially pleased to welcome Dan Austin, who will remain in his current role as president of Austin Adventures, to the Xanterra team. Dan is known throughout the travel industry for his passion for outstanding customer service, and this is one of the reasons he was successful in building Austin Adventures into the award-winning, world-renowned company it is today.