McWhinney developed the 12-acre indoor water park resort and conference center in partnership with Great Wolf Lodge and the City of Garden Grove, California. Located two miles from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, this resort features 603 hotel rooms, a three-acre indoor water park, over 20,000 square feet of conference space and 18,000 square-feet of premier retail and dining options. A first of its kind in Southern California, Great Wolf’s largest water park resort serves as an exclusive amenity to hotel guests. Located along Harbor Boulevard between Highway 22 and Highway 5, the resort creates a family destination appealing to the 22 million people a year that visit Southern California and the Disneyland tourist market. The project commenced March 21, 2014 and opened on February 19, 2016.
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Chief Investment Officer, Hospitality