Even before the opening of Kalahari's African-themed resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in summer of 2015, plans were underway for a second hotel tower. A phased approach allowed the opening of the resort much earlier, thus kick-starting the revenue stream. The resort has become the ultimate destination for families, young couples, business travelers and anyone seeking a complete, immersive resort experience. Phase II construction provided not only hundreds of additional guest rooms, but an indoor theme park expansion, more retail stores and an additional fitness center. The resort has plenty of reasons to boast:
Overall resort size: 1.5 million square feet
Industry-busting 220,000-SF indoor waterpark (under one roof) - largest in the US; outdoor waterpark
100,000-SF convention center; 3 signature restaurants; 6,000 SF of retail space
40,000-SF arcade/family entertainment center
In a press release issued in April 2015, Kalahari owner Todd Nelson remarked, "It's unbelievable to realize in 15 short years, we've gone from a pizza pub in Wisconsin Dells to last year being named 'The World's Coolest Indoor Wateparks' to now on the verge of creating the best indoor waterpark in the world..." We agree, Todd. It is amazing what Kalahari Resorts has accomplished. ADCI is proud and honored to have been Kalahari's architectural partner for those incredible first 15 years, and we look forward to continuing to be part of their success in the years to come.
Award Winner: 2015 Leading Edge Award presented by World Waterpark Association
Award Winner: 2015 Projects of Distinction Silver Award presented by Associated Builders & Contractors - Wisconsin
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