Xanterra

Location:  Glacier National Park, Montana
Services: Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Installation

Xanterra Parks and Resorts is the largest operator of park-based hotels, restaurants and stores in the United States. They approached CDS and Hammerheads with the challenge of designing, manufacturing and installing two retail and grocery service stores in Montana’s remote Glacier National Park. With our Northwest roots and a great love of all things outdoors, we were very excited to support the effort to take these stores to a new level.

Both Two Medicine and Swift Current, are listed on the National Historic Registry. It was important to take that into account when selecting materials, designing visuals and during implementation. Aspects included flooring, signage, wall décor, floor fixtures and merchandising hardware. In addition to creating a more consistent overall look, CDS and Xanterra partnered to create a fixture layout that helps to sell products as collections and stories rather than just single items.  Working in these two remote locations brought unique challenges for our Hammerheads install crew, in spite of those challenges, Hammerheads delivered both locations well ahead of schedule. The results speak for themselves; the added function, style and beauty has led to increased sales in both locations in their first season after renovations.