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Water Sports Concessionaires Join Forces; Potomac River Boathouses in DC Open Today!

EASY TWEET: @GSISocial @boatingindc & @boatinginboston partner to create the #bestboatingexperience in US

(Fairfax, Virginia) Guest Services, Inc., the legendary hospitality management firm and national and state park concessionaire, announces the acquisition of Boston Outdoor Recreation (d/b/a Boating in Boston and Boating in DC), a watersports concession management company headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts.  Boston Outdoor Recreation currently operates six boathouses in metropolitan Boston and two in Washington, DC (Boating in DC at National Harbor and the Ballpark Boathouse on the Anacostia River).

This strategic new partnership adds to Guest Services’ national recreation portfolio, further positioning the company as the premiere water sports concessionaire in the United States.  Currently, Guest Services operates water sports facilities for national and state parks in Washington, DC, Virginia, New York, Missouri and Washington State.

Michael Aghajanian, President of Boston Outdoor Recreation, states “We feel honored to now be part of the Guest Services family and look forward to bringing our successful ‘Boathouse Life’ culture and operating environment to waterfronts throughout the US.  We’ve worked hard to grow our business and reputation over the years, and, by partnering with Guest Services, our collective passion for excellence in water sports and commitment to delivering a memorable visitor experience will now have the potential to reach every waterway in the United States.”  Gerry Gabrys, CEO of Guest Services, Inc., welcomed Boston Outdoor Recreation to the Guest Services family:  “Michael and his team are outstanding and they’ve earned fantastic reviews over the years for delivering fun and excitement to hundreds of thousands of water loving guests; we are delighted to bring them into our fold so that, together, we can serve boating enthusiasts across the country.”

To learn how to join us on the water this season:

For nearly a century, Guest Services, Inc. has earned the reputation as a premier hospitality management company and national and state park concessionaire that has taken great care and pride in delivering best-in-class food, lodging, retail and recreation services. The Fairfax, Virginia-based company and its subsidiaries employ over 3,500 staff at more than 250 facilities, which welcome approximately 30 million guests annually across the United States. Guest Services, Inc. is proud to welcome visitors at Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington, several parks in the Washington, D.C. area, and state parks such as Bear Mountain in New York, in addition to Missouri’s newest state park in the Ozarks – the much anticipated Echo Bluff State Park. To learn more visit www.guestservices.com.


Scott Shepherd

Michael Aghajanian

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