I have often checked into the Ahwahnee in Yosemite Valley after emerging, filthy and undernourished, from the backcounty. A hot shower in one of the cottages, an Ahwahnee Burger, a glass (or three) of wine and boysenberry pie a la mode delivered to the cottage patio -- bliss!
Imagine my shock when I heard that the Ahwahnee had been renamed The Majestic because the former concessionaire had trademarked its name, and that of Curry Village and several other historic places. The San Francisco Chronicle said on March 11, 2016:
The park’s new concessionaire has gone as far as halting sales of “Yosemite National Park” T-shirts because of its predecessor’s claim to the park title. The name “Yosemite” is being used instead.
The article said that the Park Service had not given up and was fighting the case, but I have not found anything more recent on the subject.
What is happening? What is an informed prognosis on the outcome of the legal battle? The Majestic sounds like a Las Vegas hotel, but I better stop before I rant.