First PAL™ Project in Orlando

In the next few weeks, the groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the first of five Public Access Lagoons™ developments, also known as PAL™ projects, that Crystal Lagoons® will develop in Orlando, in partnership with ADËLON Capital.

It is the Orange County complex, located on a land of more than 57.6 acres where the area for the first crystalline lagoon is being cleared. The project will be about eight miles west of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.

In addition to the artificial lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons technology as a centerpiece, the project will incorporate commercial spaces and restaurants. The plan is to have this first development open in 2023.

The Orange complex is one of five that Crystal Lagoons and ADËLON will jointly develop over the next 10 years in Orlando. The other four will be located in Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Lake counties.

While Orlando has multiple water parks, it has no coast or idyllic beach life. This new mega agreement will open the doors for Crystal Lagoons® to bring a Caribbean style to Orlando, with turquoise waters, white sands and aquatic sports.

“This association represents a new landmark for Crystal Lagoons® in a region where other recognized real estate projects with crystalline waters can be found, such as Lake Nona with Joe Lewis’ Tavistock Group and Evermore Resort con Dart Interests. Likewise, it cements the success Crystal Lagoons® has had, which has been lauded by the press at the “helm” or the amenity craze,” says Iván Manzur, Crystal Lagoons® US Corp Senior VP of Sales.

Jonathan Cohen, ADËLON Capital founder and Co-president, remarks, “We are very happy with our strategic alliance with Crystal Lagoons, one of the world’s most innovative companies. With their technology, we will bring to Orlando the only thing it is lacking: a beach lifestyle.”

Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Alabama, North & South Carolina, Georgia, Washington DC, among others are some of the states with the largest expansion for Crystal Lagoons in US, where the multinational currently has 221 real estate and PAL projects in different stages of development by praised investor groups and developers with projects such as Epperson, Sole Mia, Balmoral, Lago Mar, Windsong Ranch, Section 31, Southshore Bay, Mirada, Avenir and Sierra Vista.

“These agreements confirm that PAL projects are the future of our business. Investors are interested because of their cost effectiveness, safety, low risk and stability facing health and economic concerns brought by Covid. We have multiple PAL projects with investor funds and retail chains worldwide. It is a new revolution for Crystal Lagoons,” added Manzur.

PAL projects quickly become the most beautiful destinations in the city they are in. Its success can be seen in Epperson and Lago Mar (Florida and Texas), that register sold-out tickets in advance.

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Several international media highlighted that the hotel sector is undergoing a real transformation thanks to the incorporation of innovative technologies. One of the technologies highlighted was precisely Crystal Lagoons, in parallel with process automation and artificial intelligence.

The sustainability of the multinational innovation company was key to being considered within these trends. “Currently, many travelers are seeking accommodations that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Places like the AVA Resort Cancun, with its artificial lagoon of crystal-clear waters powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology, are examples of accommodations that stand out for their commitment to sustainability,” explains the Spanish portal 24 Matins.

The turquoise-colored body of water provides ideal conditions for sailing, swimming, kayaking, or relaxing, and thanks to state-of-the-art technology, it consumes 33 times less water than an 18-hole golf course, 40% less water than a park of the same size, and only 2% of the energy of a conventional pool.

After transforming the real estate industry and the urban entertainment landscape with its innovative Public Access Lagoons™ projects, the multinational innovation company is now generating a new revolution, this time in the hotel sector.

Recognizing the transformative value of Crystal Lagoons® technology, leading global hotel chains such as Marriott, Radisson, Conrad, Hyatt Regency, and AVA Resort itself, have incorporated this amenity as a centerpiece in their projects.

“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 multinational water innovation company already has developments of this kind, in which crystalline lagoons are the differentiating factor in the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Romania, and Uruguay, among other countries.

“The crystalline lagoons achieve unprecedented results, such as bringing a beach lifestyle to Orlando—an entertainment option it didn’t have—or, counterintuitively, replacing the sea in iconic tourist destinations like Cancun,” emphasizes Jean Pierre Juanchich, Global Business Director of Crystal Lagoons.

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The Crystal Lagoons project in Thailand, Blue Tree, located in the heart of Phuket, just 4 kilometers from the coast, has recently inaugurated the Beach Club MuMu Clubhouse, a new landmark in this iconic tourist destination, adding even more fun and entertainment. This new space becomes a meeting point in the surroundings of Phuket’s largest artificial lagoon and the first in Asia under the innovative Public Access Lagoons™ model, globally recognized as a “must-visit” in the region.

This PAL™ development with Crystal Lagoons® technology has set a new standard in public meeting and entertainment spaces, establishing itself as the top amenity in Thailand. With 4.2 acres of turquoise water oasis, surrounded by white sandy beaches, a private peninsula, restaurants, and a poolside bar, it offers the perfect setting to enjoy a dynamic beach experience 24 hours a day and a calendar full of activities throughout the year.

During the day, the Beach Club offers a relaxed atmosphere where visitors can enjoy various gastronomic offerings, art, culture, and activities, from beach yoga to water sports. The place comes alive at night with nightclubs, special events, concerts, and themed parties featuring live music, special guests, and renowned DJs.

Crystal Lagoons PAL™ projects are transforming and enriching urban life by offering new entertainment destinations not limited exclusively to residents of private real estate developments with crystalline lagoons. These developments are positively impacting the lives of millions of people, bringing a piece of the ocean to the city center and making it accessible just steps from their homes.

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The monumental crystalline lagoons with Crystal Lagoons® technology have established themselves as the most attractive and esteemed amenity worldwide. Not only are they year-round entertainment centers, but they also stand out for their aesthetic value and contribution to landscape architecture. Their design harmoniously integrates with the natural environment, becoming a distinctive element that enhances the visual quality and experience of the project.

These bodies of water offer multifunctional recreational spaces, with trails, resting areas, playgrounds, and access to water activities. With over 125 activities in the lagoon and its surroundings, they become ideal venues to host various events, including large-scale ones like Aquathlons.

An example is the iconic tourist destination of Phuket, Thailand, which welcomes over 38 million visitors worldwide each year. Here, the Crystal Lagoons project Blue Tree, showcasing the first crystalline lagoon developed under the Public Access Lagoons™ model in Asia, has established itself as the new entertainment hub in the region and is a magnet for hosting world-class events, concerts, and themed parties, offering a variety of experiences for all lifestyles, from water slides to water parks. Recently, it was the venue for the country’s beauty pageant, Miss Thailand.

This PAL™ development is the jewel of the Blue Tree project. It spans 4.2 acres, is surrounded by white sandy beaches, and features a private peninsula, restaurants, and a pool bar. It is a massive recreational area with turquoise waters under the concept of an entertaining beach. Among the activities offered are Slip N Fly, water slides, Cliff Jumping & Rock Climbing, splash zones, and a water playground for adults and children.

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