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Grand Canyon Lodge
Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Grand Canyon, AZ

This project involves replacing the Kachina and Thunderbird Hotels with an architecturally significant "green" hotel/lodge that harmonizes with the existing two historical styles. The four story hotel will include restaurants, bars, multi-purpose facilities and a sub-level. To disguise the length, the structure is fractured into five angled sides with projecting knuckles at the joints to visually foreshorten the building. From the entry side a pedestrian can't see the entire building at one time. On the canyon side the structure hugs the concave shape of the rim simulating an amphitheater and directing spectacular views from every room and public space into the Canyon. Anasazi Scheme 1: This scheme utilizes elements of the Hopi House while Scheme 2 emulates the El Tovar Hotel. When completed, the Lodge could be the most significant project in a National Park in 75 years.