10 Ways Crystal Lagoons® can revolutionize your Horse Racetrack

Crystal Lagoons has been at the forefront of redefining leisure experiences and real estate development in recent years. Our state-of-the-art technology, which introduces turquoise lagoons to unexpected locations, has the potential to breathe new life into horse racetracks, transforming them into dynamic, multifaceted destinations. Here’s how Crystal Lagoons® technology can revitalize horse racetracks:

1. A Distinctive Attraction:

Crystal Lagoons® technology introduces stunning turquoise lagoons that serve as captivating focal points, drawing both racing enthusiasts and casual visitors to horse racetracks. The allure of these picturesque water features enhances the overall ambiance and elevates the racetrack experience, attracting a wider audience.

2. Prolonged Visitor Engagement:

With the incorporation of expansive turquoise lagoons, horse racetracks can extend visitor stays by offering a range of aquatic activities alongside the thrill of horse racing. Visitors are more likely to spend extended periods enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, participating in water-based recreation such as swimming, sailing, or simply lounging by the shore. This prolonged engagement translates to increased revenue streams and heightened customer satisfaction.

3. Diverse Recreational Opportunities:

Crystal Lagoons® amenities introduce many leisure activities, from water sports and floating challenges to beachside gatherings and live events. These diverse experiences transform traditional racetracks into dynamic entertainment hubs, catering to a broader demographic and enriching the overall visitor experience.

4. Stimulated Revenue Streams:

Adding Crystal Lagoons® amenities within horse racetracks can substantially boost revenue through increased attendance and diversified offerings. With more visitors drawn to the racetrack for both racing and aquatic leisure, opportunities for concessions, merchandise sales, and hospitality services are amplified, leading to enhanced financial performance.

5. Elevated Property Values:

Integration of Crystal Lagoons® into horse racetrack facilities enhances the attractiveness and value of surrounding properties. The presence of a tranquil lagoon transforms the racetrack into a sought-after destination, driving demand for nearby residential, commercial, and hospitality developments and fostering a sense of exclusivity.

6. Community Gathering Spaces:

Expansive turquoise lagoons within horse racetracks serve as ideal venues for community events, concerts, and social gatherings. These water features become focal points for both local residents and visitors, fostering community cohesion and providing opportunities for shared experiences beyond horse racing events.

7. Tourism Magnetism:

Horse racetracks with Crystal Lagoons® technology have the potential to emerge as prominent tourist attractions, drawing visitors from near and far. The combination of thrilling horse racing action and idyllic aquatic settings creates a compelling draw for tourists, injecting vitality into the local economy and supporting ancillary businesses.

8. Environmental Responsibility:

Crystal Lagoons® technology exemplifies environmental sustainability, requiring minimal water usage and energy consumption compared to traditional aquatic amenities. By integrating these lagoons into horse racetracks, operators demonstrate a commitment to responsible stewardship of natural resources while enhancing the overall visitor experience.

9. Economic Revitalization:

The transformation of horse racetracks with a lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology can catalyze economic revitalization in surrounding areas. By attracting investment, generating employment opportunities, and stimulating tourism, racetrack developments contribute to the economic prosperity of local communities and businesses.

10. A Blueprint for Sustainable Development:

Crystal Lagoons® technology offers a blueprint for sustainable development, reconciling commercial objectives with environmental sustainability. This technology paves the way for socially responsible and economically viable racetrack destinations by repurposing underutilized racetrack spaces and integrating leisure amenities.

Incorporating Crystal Lagoons® technology into horse racetracks presents a transformative opportunity to reimagine traditional sporting venues as vibrant, multi-dimensional destinations. By embracing innovation and sustainability, racetrack operators can unlock new revenue streams, enhance visitor experiences, and contribute to the long-term vitality of their communities.

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Ascensions on Lake Travis marks the latest Public Access Lagoons® venture signed by Crystal Lagoons in Texas, adding to the multinational innovation company’s array of complexes across the state. 

The project’s standout feature is a sprawling 2.1-acre crystalline lagoon suitable for swimming and water sports. The lagoon will be the centerpiece of a high-end hotel development, solidifying the foothold of Crystal Lagoons in the hospitality industry. Notably, it will be the first Public Access Lagoons® project—also known as PAL® developmentsin Austin, promising a completely new and unique entertainment offering accessible to all through ticketed entry.

Located in Spicewood, a mere 45 minutes northwest of Austin, this development, in partnership with Austin Real Estate Ventures, promises more than just pristine beaches. Luxury residential units, retail boutiques, restaurants, and bespoke services will complement the lagoon, epitomizing the quintessential PAL™ experience.

Crystal Lagoons® technology will not only bring beach life to this area of the Lone Star State but do so sustainably, alleviating the need for Spicewood residents to travel far for coastal recreation and thereby reducing the carbon footprint.

Derek Diaz, CEO of Austin Real Estate Ventures, affirms, “We’re thrilled to partner with Crystal Lagoons to curate the ultimate resort destination, bringing white sand beaches, vibrant blue water, and luscious palm trees to the most desirable location in the state, Lake Travis, in the heart of Texas Hill Country.”

“Every hotel project incorporating a Crystal Lagoons® amenity becomes the most attractive destination in the area. These bodies of water change the paradigm of vacation developments with world-class hotel and resort standards”, explains Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales at Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

The United States stands as the primary global market for Crystal Lagoons, with over 275 projects in various stages of development and negotiation. Texas, in particular, boasts over 70 complexes, including notable successes like Lago Mar, Balmoral, Windsong Ranch, Sunterra, and Sierra Vista, among others. 

The inauguration of Crystal Lagoons project in the United StatesEvermore Orlando Resort, featuring its impressive 8-acre crystalline lagoon and extensive beaches, steps from Disney World and Universal, has captured the attention of the global press. Nearly 500 media outlets from various countries, including Yahoo!Associated PressNBCFoxABCCBSWashington Daily NewsFinanzen y Benzinga, have covered the news, emphasizing the significance of this tourism milestone.

Since then, numerous articles have highlighted this iconic development, considered one of Florida’s most significant tourism projects. It is located in the heart of Orlando, the most visited destination in the US, with 75 million tourists annually. With over 10,000 rooms surrounding the lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology, this amenity marks a before and after for the city, which lacked a beach despite its comprehensive entertainment options. Crystal Lagoons solves this problem by introducing a monumental body of water that brings idyllic beach life, redefining hotel standards, and consolidating its presence in the hospitality and entertainment industry.

Surrounding the crystalline lagoon is Orlando’s first Conrad hotel, a luxury brand of the Hilton chain, as well as various homes, villas, and apartments. In addition, there is an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, one of the greatest golfers in history.

“Every hotel project incorporating a Crystal Lagoons® amenity becomes the most attractive destination in the area. Conrad, one of the world’s leading hotel chains, understood this and decided to make a qualitative leap concerning the existing offer in the most touristic area of the U.S.,” said Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

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Around the world, the concept and technology of Crystal Lagoons® have become the leading sales attraction, positively impacting its commercial success. Despite the credit and real estate challenges in the current economic conditions, Crystal Lagoons projects continue to defy the market with very impressive sales figures, particularly in the United States. The rankings from real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns on the best-selling master-planned communities once again demonstrated that crystalline lagoons are a powerful purchasing driver. SunterraMiradaWindsong Ranch, and Epperson secured prominent positions in 2023.

These projects ranked among the top 50 best-selling communitiesFlorida leads the ranking within the list, representing close to 40% of the sales for all top-ranked developments, followed by Texas with 37%. In both states, Crystal Lagoons has a significant presence.

In Texas, Sunterra stands out as a project that, even though the crystalline lagoon has not been built yet, serves as a commercial driver within the community, generating sales rates higher than the average, with a significant increase of 63% compared to 2022. This placed it 3rd nationally in both rankings, further boosting the strong performance of Houston, the top-selling metropolitan area in the country. Sunterra’s positive sales results had already been recorded in previous reports.

With the largest amenity powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology in the United States, Mirada in Florida, inaugurated in 2023, sets another record. With an 89% increase in sales, it ranks 17th. Its 15 acres of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are a buying trigger.

Another notable project in Texas is Windsong Ranch, which has consistently set sales records, ranking 29th in the John Burns ranking. The project has also been nationally awarded as “Master Planned Community of the Year,” among other recognitions.

On the other hand, Epperson in Florida also ranked prominently in both studies, a commercial trend registered since its inauguration as a real estate project. The interest it generated was so significant that it had to be opened to the Public Access Lagoons™ model, also known as PAL™ developments.

The United States is the main operation of Crystal Lagoons worldwide, and it has more than 275 projects at different stages of development and negotiation. Among the most important are Mirada, Sole Mia, Balmoral, Windsong Ranch, Beachwalk, Southshore Bay, Aqua, among others. The recent joint venture to develop four Public Access Lagoons™ complexes, also known as PAL™, in Texas stands out and will add to the successful public access developments Epperson (Florida) and Lago Mar (Texas).

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