EKN Development to Develop ALDEA, A Grand Canyon Resort


EKN Development, along with its financial partner Garn Development, is pleased to announce the development of a flagship resort project, ALDEA at the Grand Canyon.

The 20-acre parcel lies at the door to the Grand Canyon in the friendly town of Tusayan, AZ. The idyllic community’s history dates back almost to the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park in 1919. Tusayan offers a true western experience right next to one of the most popular entry points to the National Park, the South Rim, commonly known as the “True Grand Canyon.”

Development will begin with two dual-branded hotels, offering 450 modern hotel rooms to visitors drawn to the thrilling adventure and breathtaking views that await them at the National Park.

After exploring all the Grand Canyon has to offer, visitors will be welcomed home to relax and experience the ALDEA Village. The mixed-use site will include a variety of dining options, retail, and entertainment opportunities perfect for families such as outdoor concerts, events, and a cultural center nestled next to one of the most unique settings in North America.

“For too long, visitors have had to compete for lodging, limiting their ability to experience the true essence of the Grand Canyon. Our development will provide the much-needed range of amenities while celebrating the majesty of the Grand Canyon,” says Ebbie K. Nakhjavani, President and CEO of EKN Development.

The South Rim hosts nearly five million visitors a year, but existing lodging and visitor services have been severely limited and unable to meet even a small fraction of the intense market demand generated by the national park. ALDEA will provide the much needed world-class amenities and lodging options long overdue for this world-renowned destination.

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