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The 95-year-old Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park will close for two months at the start of 2023 to undergo a $31.6-million renovation to make the hotel better equipped to withstand earthquakes, the park announced Tuesday.
“This much-needed work will ensure the Ahwahnee is seismically safe for present and future generations of Yosemite visitors,” park Supt. Cicely Muldoon said in a statement.
The project is funded by the Great American Outdoors Act, the park said, and will require the historic hotel to shut its doors from Jan. 2 to March 2. On Wednesday, the hotel’s website was already warning would-be guests of the closure.
The work will include bracing chimneys and walls, the park said. The hotel will also get a kitchen renovation and upgrade to its heating and air conditioning systems.
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