Old one is not too happy. Obvious.
State Parks announced the award of a 20-year contract to operate Asilomar on Jan. 27. State Parks spokesman Roy Stearns said DNC’s contract expired in 2008 and requests for bidding proposals were advertised, as required by law. ARAMARK, he said, was the only other bidder on the contract.
Under the new contract, scheduled for signing next month, the concessionaire is required to guarantee the state an annual rental rate of $1.9 million or 8.6 percent of gross receipts, Stearns said, whichever is higher, as well as capital improvements, program support and facility maintenance fees.