Splash. Play. Meet: Kalahari Chooses Round Rock!

What do expansive meeting space, splashing good times, world class accommodations and the City of Round Rock have in common? Plenty, thanks to today’s announcement by Kalahari Resorts that they’ve officially selected our community as the location for their next big project!

A family-owned business, Kalahari is dedicated to providing guests with what they refer to as a “beyond expectations” experience. This morning, we were transported to that reality via the announcement event that took place at Centennial Plaza right here in Round Rock.

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Todd Nelson, owner of the family of resorts, spoke about his organization’s commitment to guest experience, their employees and the communities where they operate. It was immediately clear that this isn’t going to be just another project, but instead, a huge win for Round Rock that will bring substantial economic development, jobs and a resort overflowing with a family-friendly atmosphere that you just don’t get everywhere you go.

“Texas gets it; I think the entire state gets it,” Todd Nelson, owner of the Kalahari Resorts group, said. “And Round Rock absolutely gets it – we could not be any happier to be here!”

So what can you expect from the new resort?

Definitely not just another waterpark, Kalahari’s next project is going to be a game-changer! From a convention center designed to accommodate sizable group meetings and other events, to excitement-inducing resort amenities, this place looks like it’s going to be filled to the brim with this-is-so-cool-we-never-want-to-leave-style fun! And while design plans aren’t fully fleshed out yet, video shown at the announcement allowed us to go inside Kalahari’s vision for creating a “world-away” resort that brings business, family and fun together in an unexpected atmosphere centered around connecting with those around you.

Here’s a quick glimpse of one of their resorts currently located in Sandusky, Ohio:

Excited? So are we. In fact: We. Can’t. Wait! But with so much work still to be done, it’s time we get back to it. Stay tuned here for more details about the project!