Great Wolf Lodge

Colorado Springs, CO

Hotel to Waterpark Resort Conversion

Building Information
  • Hotel: 11 Stories; 321, 511 SF
  • Hotel Rooms: 311
  • Conference Center: 20,000 SF
  • Indoor Waterpark: 62,800 SF
Great Wolf Resorts
  • Bob Nagel - Project Principal
  • Justin Nagel - Project Manager
  • Todd Frawley - Project Lead
  • Sue Govier - Interior Designer

The Renaissance Hotel was a victim of the Great Recession and had stood partially completed and idle for years within the InterQuest Marketplace retail center on the far north side of Colorado Springs. Great Wolf Resorts recognized the potential of both the location and the facility to become a year-round, family-themed resort and acquired the property. An assessment of the building condition was surprisingly favorable. Fortunately, the facility had been well maintained and secured while vacant, thus mitigating many of the typical challenges of rehabilitating an abandoned structure. Redesign and reimagining of the property moved ahead quickly for the conversion of a once-intended full-service hotel into a cutting-edge, amenities-rich waterpark resort.

Always with an eye to ROI and guest satisfaction, ADCI staff crafted a conversion that maximizes usage of the existing building and property footprint while also allowing for potential future expansion of both the hotel and waterpark. Having worked with Great Wolf Resorts for years, ADCI architects understand "Great Wolf hospitality" and how that is most effectively translated into building features, design and ambiance. Showcasing stunning mountain views, incorporating the latest in resort features and capturing the "spirit of the wolf" were top priorities for the architects and interior designers. The result is a fun-filled family adventure destination that offers shopping, dining, recreation and relaxation under one roof.

  • All-suite hotel
  • Thrills-galore indoor waterpark
  • Indoor family entertainment center including miniature golf, mini bowling, arcade, climbing wall and ropes course
  • Retail shops and multiple food and beverage venues

ADCI is proud to have been the Design Architect for Great Wolf's 14th resort!

Award Winner: 2017 Excellence in Construction presented by Associated Builders & Contractors - Oklahoma


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Martin Yeager, R/E StudioWorks, Denver, CO

"ADCI has been a great partner and design leader I’ve counted on for destination resort developments for more than 10+ years. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of their team members on multiple challenging resort developments and have found that I can always rely on their expertise and responsiveness. I know I can count on their team to deliver an excellent design and an exceptional client experience. ADCI provides a level of professionalism that is hard to match—they deliver a peace of mind every time."

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