ALDEA, a Grand Canyon Resort
ALDEA’s development will take full advantage of having overcome the insurmountable barriers to entry into the area’s lodging market. It exemplifies the type of signature projects for which EKN and Garn are recognized — finding and developing in highly constrained, uniquely desirable and underserved locations. ALDEA, a Grand Canyon Resort, is a proposed mixed-use development that will be developed on the fully entitled 20 acres parcel located just 5 minutes by car from the Grand Canyon’s popular South Rim entrance. The site is located just off of Highway 64, the road access to the Park’s South Rim entrance arriving from Flagstaff, Phoenix and California and just minutes from the Park’s Airport, which boasts an international-rated runway. The project is proposed on two phases. Phase one will be developed on 10 acres and will include two dual-branded upscale and upper upscale branded hotels, offering a total of approximately 450 hotel rooms set amidst eateries, retail shops, entertainment venues, and a cultural center. The Resort will be the premier lodging choice for all visiting the Park. It will offer an exciting and unparalleled range of modern lodging and resort amenities. ALDEA will transform the Canyon experience by offering visitors the opportunity to extend their stays and enjoy all facets of the Grand Canyon staged from within a world-class, world-renowned destination resort campus. ALDEA’s village experience will include many dining option from a variety of establishments, spa, outdoor concerts, movies and other entertainment choices.