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.