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Great Wolf Resorts Restaurants
Design Build

Case Study

The Loose Moose Cottage and Camp Critter Bar & Grille, various locations throughout the U.S.

Task

Design and build restaurants that will appeal to both children and adults for these popular resorts.

Scope of Work

Weber Group designed and built The Loose Moose Cottage and Camp Critter Bar & Grille for Great Wolf Resorts throughout the United States. The Loose Moose Cottage offers diners a rustic feel with woodworking and moose sculptures created by the Weber shop team. Camp Critter Bar & Grille was designed to make diners feel like they were enjoying their meal in the great outdoors. Dining tents over each table bring the camping experience indoors to create a relaxing environment that both adults and children will enjoy.

Gaylord Texan Resort

Case Study

Grapevine, Texas

Task

Create new immersive trees, coves and carved “places to be” for guests of all ages.

Scope of Work

Together with Aquatic Development Group, Weber Group created new immersive trees, coves and carved “places to be” for guests of all ages at the Water Feature Expansion of the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. This large and lush resort environment includes pools that are fully sculpted shotcrete below the waterline and soaking tubs that are also completely made of faux rock. The luxurious environment adds to the majesty of this impressive resort and was lovingly created to match the splendor for which Gaylord Resorts are known.

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
Design BuildFabricate

Case Study

Saginaw, Michigan

Task

Provide design and build services for the Soaring Eagle Inn & Resort, which offers interactive environments to its visitors.

Scope of Work

Weber Group, Inc. provided design and build services for the Soaring Eagle Inn & Resort in Saginaw, Michigan. WGI created interactive environments including an eagle’s nest, with adult and baby eagles articulated with movement and sound, faux rockwork, foliage, an interactive storyteller and a mural of Michigan flora and fauna. Column wraps of Native American patterns in tile and other materials adorn the building columns. Large faux wooden brackets are attached to the cornices of the building. An immersive large wooden log adorns the back bar of the main restaurant.

Scooops at Great Wolf Lodge
Design Build

Case Study

Various locations throughout the U.S.

Task

Renovate and upgrade the Scooops Kid Spa at Great Wolf Lodge locations around the U.S.

Scope of Work

Weber Group renovated and upgraded the ice cream themed Scooops Kid Spa, where visitors can receive manicures, pedicures and facials in a relaxed environment.

gr8_space Teen Zone at Great Wolf Resorts
Design BuildFabricate

Case Study

Various locations throughout the U.S.

Task

Design, theme, master plan and fabricate all public spaces in the Great Wolf Lodge’s water parks and resort hotels. To enrich the lodge experience for teenage guests, WGI created the gr8_space Teen Zone, which is being implemented in all resorts.

Scope of Work

The gr8_space Teen Zone concept provides a safe, supervised and parent free area for tweens and teens. WGI initiatives including Teen Zone, the Great Wolf Clock Show and Camp Critter Restaurants have had a measurable impact at the Lodges, where the increase in guest satisfaction has resulted in the Resorts’ high rates of return visitation and industry leading per-capita guest spending.

Christmas at the Galt House
Design Build

Case Study

Louisville, Kentucky

Task

Design and build the Christmas Village and Snow Fairy Castle for the Galt House’s annual Christmas event.

Scope of Work

Weber Group was asked to design and build a holiday event centered around the Christmas Village and Snow Fairy Castle. Visitors can peek inside the windows of the elf-size Christmas Village, or meet the Snow Fairy at her castle. Christmas at the Galt House is designed to bring magic and wonder to the holiday season.

 

Dancing Waters Fountain at Blue Harbor Resort and Spa
Design BuildFabricate

Case Study

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Task

Design and fabricate a feature fountain for the hotel lobby.

Scope of Work

The client asked WGI to create a feature fountain for the hotel lobby. Coordinating a team of consultants, WGI created this one-of-a-kind show fountain featuring an exclusive glass sculpture at its center. The jumping fish were fabricated by famed Louisville Glassworks artisans who developed new techniques and used cutting edge technology to create this extraordinary sculpture. The Dancing Waters Fountain is a memorable signature piece for the Blue Harbor Resort and Spa. Glassworks fabricated other specialty pieces that were designed by WGI. Custom hand-blown fish, turtles and frogs are cleverly fashioned into unusual light fixtures that create colorful accents in this underwater world. Specialty windows in the hotel feature turtles, seagulls, fish and rocks. After fabricating these elements, the sculptor sliced the pieces at odd angles and attached them to both sides of a window creating a unique three-dimensional effect.

Boyne Mountain Resort
Design Build

Case Study

Avalanche Bay, Boyne Falls, Michigan

Task

Design and build an iconic northern winter-themed 88,000 square foot indoor water park at the flagship of the family-run Boyne USA Resorts.

Scope of Work

The stylized northern winter alpine theme reflects the German roots of founder Everett Kircher. The water park is a family destination for adventure seekers of all ages with active play pools, a waterfall, a wet climbing wall, a warm water basketball pool and a flow rider surfing attraction aimed at an older teen audience. Built in WGI’s shop and complete with comfortable “places to be” for parents and bystanders, this attraction evokes the feel of the resort itself while mixing in water fun. As the largest indoor water park in Michigan, Avalanche Bay increases in-resort visitor time and spending during the skiing season and creates an off-season destination for Boyne Mountain Resort.
In 2011, Budget Travel Magazine named Avalanche Bay one of America’s Top 10 Indoor Water Parks.