New York’s most anticipated family adventure vacation destination moves one step closer to completion.
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2018) – The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark, which is on schedule to open in early 2019, celebrated the completion of the structural phase of the project with a topping-off ceremony this morning.
Key members from the project, including representatives from The Kartrite, Aquatic Development Group, and Suffolk Construction, were joined by the project’s construction workers to watch as the final steel beam, weighing 1,500 pounds and 37 feet in length, was hoisted into place.
“It is fitting that we should take a moment to celebrate this monumental milestone in the construction of New York State’s most anticipated new family vacation destination for adventure seekers of all ages,” said Brian Czarnecki, Camelback Resort chief operating officer. “Thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of our world-class construction team, we are right on track to bring this exciting project to completion early next year.”
Before the beam was hoisted into place, it was signed by members of the project’s construction teams and an American flag and a pine tree were placed on top.
The topping-off ceremony marks the symbolic completion of the structural phase of the building, which includes two acres of exhilarating four-season indoor waterpark space and a luxury hotel with 324 guest suites. The project, which is located on the Resorts World Catskills campus, is expected to cost in excess of $150 million.
The award-winning leadership and cutting-edge innovation from Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has created a modern, state-of-the-art indoor waterpark for guests of all ages. Inspired by the architecture of indoor waterparks in Europe, the Kartrite’s unobstructed column-free construction will feature a barrel-shaped transparent Texlon roof that will bathe visitors in natural sunlight throughout the year. The waterpark is designed to maintain a year-round Caribbean-like environment, which will allow tropical plants to thrive inside the waterpark, immersing guests in a vegetation-rich environment.
“The Kartrite is the culmination of ingenuity, daring architectural design and craftsmanship,” said Chris Hewison, Aquatic Development Group project executive. “Creating a column-free waterpark required us to engineer massive, curved wooden pieces that join together to create the barrel-shaped roof you see today. This unique design is just one example of ADG’s InDepth Approach which combines methodology to planning, design, construction and manufacturing, focusing on both in-water and out-of-the-water guest experiences.”
Built in the midst of 1,600 acres of wilderness in the Catskill Mountains, the waterpark will also feature five ProSlide-supplied waterslides, a FlowRider surf attraction, a wave pool with an LED movie screen, a lazy river, a kid’s activity pool, and a multi-level play structure with slides, as well as a Mezzanine level with a bar and grill. This new world-class hotel and waterpark will also feature multiple innovative restaurants, a relaxing spa, a ropes course, and an arcade.
For more information, visit thekartrite.com.
About The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark
Set to open in early 2019, The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark is the latest creation of Ken Ellis and Arthur Berry III, co-owners of the Pocono’s premier adventure destination, Camelback Resort. The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark will feature two acres of exhilarating four-season indoor waterpark space and a luxury hotel with 324 guest suites. Building upon the family-focused thrills and amenities that have made Camelback Resort & Aquatopia a premier destination in the Poconos, the new indoor waterpark and hotel will be perfectly situated to serve adventure-seekers from the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Inspired by the beauty of its Catskill locale with a nod to the region’s historic past, the cheeky, contemporary design of the hotel and indoor waterpark will set the bar for both innovative architecture and family-friendly adventure at every turn. For more information, visit thekartrite.com.
About Camelback Resort
Camelback Resort continues to reinvent itself since opening in 1963 with 14 trails and three lifts serving 41,656 skiers. Today, Camelback serves more than 1.7 million outdoor enthusiasts and visitors annually with 37 trails, 16 lifts, 100 percent snowmaking, the largest snow tubing park in the U.S. with an out-of-this-world “Galactic” light experience, Camelback Mountain Adventures (featuring the only mountain coaster in Pennsylvania and North America’s longest twin 4,000-foot Zip-Flyers), Camelbeach Waterpark (the largest waterpark in Pennsylvania) and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. For more information, visit www.camelbackresort.com.
About Aquatic Development Group (ADG)
Aquatic Development Group (ADG) designs and builds waterparks and recreational water and mountainside attractions for all types of venues from amusement parks and resorts, to ski mountains and small aquatic settings. They are the leading expert in creating recreational environments that are designed to attract diverse crowds, increase guest satisfaction, and maximize revenue. ADG has installed more than 90% of all wave systems in the U.S. with their patented WaveTekTM technology and has provided design/build and equipment services to more than 4,000 public, scholastic, resort and amusement facilities worldwide. They have won numerous IAPPA Brass Ring and WWA Leading Edge Awards for their innovative waterparks and water ride attractions. For more information, visit www.aquaticgroup.com.