Commercial Architecture May 2017 - 22
Great Wolf Lodge
resort uses key
to enhance the
he McBride Company, a creative
concept and design firm based
in Manchester, VT, provided
the design for the expanded dining and
entertainment offerings at the new Great
Wolf Lodge resort in Colorado Springs,
CO. Great Wolf Lodge engaged the company, which specializes in unique hospitality and leisure destinations, to design
two brand concepts: Barnwood Restaurant, a farm-to-table dining option, and
the Great Wolf Adventure Park, an indoor family-oriented entertainment center that houses several attractions, retail
shopping, and food and beverage venues.
"Having provided design services to
Great Wolf Lodge nearly a decade ago, it
was great fun returning to create key elements of the brand's newest resort," said
Pat McBride, CEO of The McBride
Company. "We know that for family vacation destinations to be truly successful,
they need to cater to the parents as much
as they do to the children."
This philosophy is evident throughout the Great Wolf facility as the complex includes elements intended to appeal to all age groups.
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COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE
At Barnwood Restaurant, sophisticated dining is blended with a casual ambiance suitable for families of all ages. Guests enjoy
a more refined dining experience and a menu that boasts craft cuisine and cocktails. Distinctive architectural elements designed
by The McBride Company include a large stone-framed fireplace, a one-of-a-kind light fixture made from illuminated wine bottles
suspended from a custom steel frame, and a custom chalkboard map of Colorado that depicts where the local ingredients are
sourced. All photos courtesy of The McBride Company.