Iconic family indoor water park resort to open in Scottsdale/Salt River Indian Community in 2019
CHICAGO, Ill. – (Jan. 19, 2018) – Families across Arizona and the greater Southwest will have something fun to howl about next year as Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., North Ameica'slargest family of indoor water park resorts, announced today it is expanding its paw print to The Grand Canyon State. The 350-room family resort will be constructed on an 18-acre site adjacent to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District. Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is scheduled to open the second half of 2019, becoming the company’s 18th resort in North America.
“As we look to expand the Great Wolf Lodge experience to new markets across North America and beyond, we are excited to place our newest resort in Arizona and provide visitors across the Southwest with a destination that brings immense joy to families,” said Murray Hennessy, chief executive officer for Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. “The family-friendly environment fostered by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community makes Talking Stick the perfect location for a Great Wolf Lodge. We look forward to being a part of this community as it continues to grow into the Southwest’s premier family destination.”
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Great Wolf Resorts signed a long-term lease agreement that allows the company use of the land near Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for nearly a century.
“Hospitality has been a constant common value of our Community — from providing aid and shelter to settlers making their way westward, to welcoming tourists to our several award winning hotel properties today,” stated Delbert Ray Sr., president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. “Tourism is a key economic driver for us and we believe Great Wolf Lodge will give families another great reason to visit our Community, thus strengthening our economy, as well as the East Valley region of Phoenix and State of Arizona.”
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will be year-round family destination filled with attractions and amenities for all ages. Some of the highlights include:
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona offers an exceptional value for families with admission to the water park and much of the family entertainment activities in the Grand Lobby included as part of the guest’s stay.
Meeting and event planners can also look to Great Wolf Lodge Arizona for their meeting and event needs. The property will boast nearly 6,500-square feet of flexible conference space with breakout rooms, built-in A/V technology, customizable catering options and a team of dedicated industry professionals to tend to every meeting need.
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will be located on the corner of N. Pima Road and Hummingbird Lane, adjacent to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The lead architect for the project is Gensler, a leading global architecture, design and planning firm, and Mortenson, a U.S.-based, family-owned construction and real estate development company, will manage the overall construction of the resort. Neuman Pools, a family owned, design/build company of large scale water attractions, will oversee the construction of both the indoor water park and outdoor pool areas.
For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, visit greatwolf.com.
Scottsdale, AZ, May 5, 2016 – Award winning RoadHouse Cinemas, a local Arizona Company, will be opening its second theater in Scottsdale this year. RoadHouse Cinemas has spent over $3 Million to renovate the former Ultra Star first run theater located at the Pavilions Shopping Center at Indian Bend (Talking Stick) and 101. The unique cinema experience will boast:
You don’t have to see a movie to enjoy the bar or lobby restaurant. Come for just lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour!
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The Roadhouse chef has developed creative food choices that are affordable and ideal for the concept. The menu features from scratch entrees like flatbread pizzas, burgers, Gelato from Villa Dolce, Keg root beer floats, gourmet candies, and award winning Cheesecakes.
Roadhouse Cinemas is a home grown Arizona business which will be very much involved in the community. Roadhouse will cater to adults. Children under 6 will typically not be allowed into movies. Also, no children under 13 will be allowed into R rated features. For certain select shows the age policies may vary, but children must always be accompanied by a parent.
Rendering Courtesy of Seaver Franks Architects, 2016
"We are going to bring a new brand of "dine in movie theater" to Scottsdale. Not only will RoadHouse Cinemas include state of the art Digital Cinema and sound but will also include oversized comfy electric reclining chairs, wait staff, reserved seating, alternative content, great food, local beer, wine and lots of fun. RoadHouse Cinemas Scottsdale will be more than a place to see a movie, it will be an experience. When it opens in May of 2016, it will be a "must try" for people all over Arizona.