In 1989, Timmun and Kristiina Alariaq established Huit Huit Tours to provide guided on-the-land tours to visitors interested in learning and experiencing the traditional Inuit way of life. As business and tourism increased, they realized that new accommodations were needed in Cape Dorset. They wanted to open new accommodations to give visitors an inviting, homey and modern place to stay.
Atuqtuarvik Corporation was pleased to assist in the financing of the first phase of the new ‘Dorset Suites’, which opened in 2007. The Alariaq’s business did very well and they were able to pay off their financing early. An amazing accomplishment!
In 2012, when the Alariaqs decided to build Dorset Suites Hotel (a full-service hotel to complement the ‘Dorset Suites’), they once again turned to Atuqtuarvik Corporation for financing. Based on their outstanding successes, the corporation provided the financial assistance they needed. The Alariaq’s business ventures continue to be successful!
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