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Historic Grand Canyon Hotel To Get Face-Lift

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Nik Wallenda walks without any harnesses or any safety precautions on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Nik Wallenda walks without any harnesses or any safety precautions on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX (AP) — A luxury lodge resting on the edge of the Grand Canyon is set to get its second face-lift in a decade.

The Arizona Republic reports that the historic 78-room El Tovar will close from Jan. 2 through April 10 for the planned renovations.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts, which operates El Tovar and other hotels at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, said it plans to spruce up guest rooms with new carpet, bedding and curtains; larger armoires; and bigger flat-screen TVs.

Officials say the lobby will get new carpeting and furniture, and the dining room will get new carpet.

The hotel opened in 1905 and has hosted U.S. presidents including Theodore Roosevelt and Bill Clinton.

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