Crystal Lagoons gets new owner, new name and plans to double hotel rooms

A rendering of VAI Resort, originally called Crystal Lagoons, slated to open in Glendale in spring 2023.

The massive resort under design near the NFL stadium in Glendale has a new operator, a new name and will be even larger than initially planned. 

The lodge and beach front resort, initially dubbed Crystal Lagoons, will broaden from 48 to 60 acres and be termed VAI Vacation resort. The improvement, bought by VAI Resort LLC from the firm Crystal Lagoons, is south of Point out Farm Stadium among Loop 101 and 95th Avenue.

The undertaking will be the first for the Arizona-based mostly VAI Vacation resort that fashioned at the start of this year and is led by president Grant Fisher. 

A 7-acre entire body of h2o will anchor the task with sandy white seashores. Firm officials say it is really not a h2o park, given that it would not include h2o slides.

The city touts the undertaking as Arizona’s largest lodge, at much more than 1,200 rooms on eight stories. Which is nearly double the 630 rooms initially prepared. By comparison, the 31-story downtown Phoenix Sheraton hotel has 1,000 rooms. In Glendale, the nearby Renaissance resort at Westgate has 320 rooms.

A rendering of VAI Resort, which plans to open in Glendale in 2023 with a 7-acre water way that features sandy white beaches and an island.

The project will consist of a 360-degree concert stage in which resort guests can watch reveals from their balconies, a 52,000-square-foot, guy-manufactured island in the center of its beach and 13 places to eat.  

“From the vibes of Mykonos and Tulum, to the beaches of Miami, to the concerts and get-togethers of Las Vegas, to the extremely-modern day points of interest of Dubai, we’re bringing the most effective of the very best to VAI Resort suitable here in the coronary heart of Glendale,” Fisher explained in a information release about Tuesday’s announcement.

By Harriet