Windsong Lodge earns top marks

Studiosus, an international tour operator, awarded the Seward Windsong Lodge their Studiosus Award 2009 in March 2010. The Windsong Lodge was one of only four hotels in North America to receive the award.

Studiosus selects hotels for the award based on their travelers’ evaluations. Studiosus clients rated hotels for atmosphere, comfort, tidiness and cleanliness, breakfast, service and overall satisfaction.

Studiosus is one of Europe’s top cultural and educational tour providers, with more than 1,000 routes in more than 100 countries. Studiosus caters primarily to travelers between the ages of 45 and 65 in central Europe, conducting sales through approximately 7,100 travel agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The 180-room Seward Windsong Lodge is located in the scenic Resurrection River Valley near Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park, five minutes north of the harbor in Seward, Alaska. The lodge features a rock fireplace, gift shop, tour desk, Internet station, espresso and snack bar, modern conference and banquet facilities and the Resurrection Roadhouse restaurant.

The Seward Windsong Lodge is owned by CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. (CATC), a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary. CATC is one of Alaska’s leading tourism companies, with three full-service lodges, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Seward Windsong Lodge and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, and two marine day-cruise companies, Kenai Fjords Tours and Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises. CATC also owns Alaska Heritage Tours, a package tour and booking company. Visit