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Crystal Lagoons® Announces “Crystal Lagoons Island Resort”, Arizona’s First PAL™

At the forefront of technology, Crystal Lagoons® has chosen Glendale, Arizona, for a one-of-a-kind attraction known as Crystal Lagoons Island Resort, a mixed-use project unique to the Southwest which will be anchored by a Public Access Lagoon™.

The main feature of the large-scale entertainment hub will be an 11-acre Public Access Lagoon, also known as PAL™, a paradise-like lagoon surrounded by white sand beaches, which can be accessed via ticketed entry. 

Highlighted by the press, Crystal Lagoons has been described as the world’s leader in water innovation and technology, which transforms any corner of the world into an idyllic beach paradise, making these lagoons the perfect fit for the sports and entertainment district. With developments across the globe including Dubai, Japan, Brazil and South Korea, the private investment by ECL Glendale, LLC puts Glendale on the world stage as an entertainment hub.

Crystal Lagoons is internationally recognized for its social contributions to communities and for the added value they bring to cities and regions.

“Crystal Lagoons, the World’s Top Amenity®, is excited to bring the first branded Crystal Lagoons Island Resort entertainment destination to Glendale, Arizona,” says Crystal Lagoons Vice President, Eric Cherasia.

“As you will see in our announcements over the next few months, we have teamed with some of the world’s top attraction, entertainment, and hospitality brands to create the next wave in entertainment destinations.”

With the allure of year-round beach life and activities, Crystal Lagoons catalyzes a wide array of revenue streams.

In addition to the lagoon, the project will include 7 islands, each with their own theme, retail spaces, Fly and 4-D theaters, venue space, restaurants, a family entertainment center, amusement rides, office space, 600 plus hotel rooms and more.

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“I am so proud of the continued successes in the sports and entertainment district,” says Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “An amenity of this magnitude adds to Westgate’s mega event appeal and will generate significant revenue to support residents, businesses, and the state as a whole. A project of this type is a testament to the trust and faith that businesses continue to have in Glendale.”

Another key attraction with the resort that brings a unique food and beverage experience to visitors is Aerophile’s Aerobar. At 130-feet tall, it will be the highest element in the development and will provide guests a unique view of the sports & entertainment district and the valley. Similar attractions already operate in France and Dubai.

The Crystal Lagoons Island Resort is planned as a single-phase development that is expected to be open to the public in 2022 ahead of Glendale’s hosting of Super Bowl in 2023.

Upon completion, the Crystal Lagoons Island Resort is estimated to bring 1,800 net new jobs to Glendale.

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