Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley - apparently must change it's name
The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park will be renamed the "Majestic Yosemite Hotel" because of a trademark dispute with park vendor DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.
Never! It will always be the Ahwahnee.
The orders to change the traditional (and apparently trademarked) names of hotels and other attractions in the area comes following a change in Yosemite's concessions operator. When the now former operator, Delaware North, was beaten out by Aramark for a new contract, which begins in March, the company revealed that it had trademarked the names of some of the area's most iconic destinations, including the Ahwahnee Hotel, the Wawona Hotel, Curry Village, and the Badger Pass Ski Area.