Gruppo Stilo USA


 

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GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA USA

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, visited by some 5 million people a year.  There is scarce private land in the area as the Kaibab National Forest covers some 20 miles to the Park’s south and west and the Navajo Reservation runs east to the New Mexico border.  Stilo owns almost 75% of the privately owned property in that region.

One mile south of the main entrance to the Park is the Town of Tusayan which consists of 58 Ha and it consists of several hotel / motels, highway service restaurants an IMAX theater and little else.  Its 500+ residents live in company-owned housing and had virtually no opportunity to foresee changes that would allow for an upgrade to their standard of living.  That condition changed during the summer of 2010 when the community incorporated and gave its residents the opportunity to control their own destiny.

Stilo is the outright owner of two properties in very close proximity to the town and is a joint-venture partner of a third property within the 58 Ha boundary.

The 65 Ha Kotzin Ranch property is planned for a wide range of visitor services that will include lodging, a pedestrian-orientated retail village, an Insight educational campus, a Native American Cultural Center, a conference hotel. other services and limited residential uses.

The 78 Ha TenX Ranch, located just east of Tusayan, is planned as a residential community for area residents of the Grand Canyon region.  Housing diversity will include single-family homes, apartment, condominiums and townhouses. A recreational vehicle park will be included as a replacement for the Camper Village RV Park and land is reserved for parks, trails, houses of worship and other community amenities.  Neighborhood commercial services are conveniently located on site for area residents.  A dude ranch and spa hotel are planned for the southern tip of the property.   

Camper Village is a strategically located property in the heart of Tusayan and is well suited for highway-oriented visitor uses such as lodging, retail, restaurants and other commercial development.

The Town Council approved the re-zoning of the three properties in November of 2011 allowing for the contemplated land uses.

 
   

 

 



 


 
Kotzin Ranch

 Camper Village
 TenX Ranch
 

 
 






 

LODGING

The current lodging inventory in Tusayan is largely of modest, 2 and 3-star quality ranging from 10 to 25 years of age.  Due to heavy tourist demand from the Grand Canyon National Park, these properties experience high occupancies and room rates.

A mix of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels are planned for one or more of the Stilo properties as well as boutique, niche-oriented accommodations designed to cater to a diverse, global marketplace.

Vacation ownership accommodations will also be considered at the TenX Ranch.




 

     

 

THE VILLAGE CORE

The Village Core will be a traditional center of the community comprised of a cohesive core of residential, hotel, restaurant and retail buildings, arranged along a main street and intersecting streets.

 The Core has long been envisioned as an important gathering point for Tusayan, encouraging visitors from throughout the world to interact with other guests to the region as well as to mix with the local populace. This area will follow Grand Canyon area architectural guidelines.

Development will integrate mixed use retail, restaurant, offices, residential units, and pedestrian-oriented open spaces in an close environment to establish the Core as a destination place.

 

     


 
MULTI FAMILY HOUSING


There is a huge pen-up demand for affordable apartment units in Tusayan for the local workforce.  This demand will be met with a mix of townhouse, garden and studio units.

It is anticipated that mufti-family residential development will occur within the boundaries of all three of the Stilo properties in Tusayan.

A certain percentage of area residents are not interested in establishing permanent residency as, National Park and Forest Service employees in particular, job transfers and market seasonality suggest renting be a more desirable alternative to home ownership for some.

 

     

 
SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING

Due largely to the absence of private land in the area, residents of Tusayan and those within the boundaries of the Grand Canon National Park travel a minimum of 30 miles in order to be able to own their own home and their options are limited there as well.

Several of the Stilo properties will devote substantial acreage for the development of affordable housing options ranging from mobile-home and Park Models to modular and conventionally constructed structures.

In many instances, residents will be able to own a home at a cost of equal to or slightly higher than what they are currently paying for rent.

 

     


 




THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE

Grand Canyon is unmatched throughout the world for the vistas it offers to some 5,000,000 visitors on the rim.  Grand Canyon is known for its overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Geologically it is significant because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks that are beautifully preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. These rock layers record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent. Grand Canyon is also one of the most spectacular examples of erosion in the world.

Largely due to land and budget constraints, modern interpretive facilities presenting the region's natural sciences and rich cultural history are extremely limited.

The INSIGHT campus and Native American Cultural Center will enable the visitor to learn more about the region in an educational and entertaining fashion-- "edutainment". 

At INSIGHT, a guest will be immersed into the geologic history of the canyon; it's fascinating subterranean hydrology and the Colorado River; the plateau's wildlife and vegetation and incredible night sky through a series of free-standing pavilions, each devoted to a particular topic of interest.

The Native American Cultural Center, patterned after the immensely successful Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, will allow visitors to the Grand Canyon to have the unique opportunity to learn about the culture and people of the region, not from books, films or television, but from the actual people who were born and live in the area and comprise the major Tribal Nations of the region.
 
The Native American Cultural Center will be dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of area Tribes such as the Hopi, Navajo, Hualapai and Havasupai, among others, permitting them to sharing their culture, arts, cuisine and crafts in their own words and manner with the rest of the world. 

For the first time in any significant fashion, area Tribes will participate in the "economy" of the Grand Canyon through their partnership in the Native American Cultural Center, the employment of Tribal members and having a direct connection with the visitor for the retail sale of their arts and crafts.

 

     




THE GUEST RANCH

Western guest ranches arose in response to the romanticization of the American West that began to occur in the late 19th century. In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turner stated that the United States frontier was demographically, "closed." This in turn led many people to have feelings of nostalgia for bygone days, but also, given that the risks of a true frontier were gone, allowed for nostalgia to be indulged in relative safety. Thus, the person referred to as a "tenderfoot" or a "greenhorn" by westerners was finally able to visit and enjoy the advantages of western life for a short period of time without needing to risk life and limb.

Guests at the Grand Canyon Dude Ranch begin the day sitting at the breakfast table watching the elk before beginning a day of horseback riding, honing their skills at the shooting range or just hiking the backwoods trails to the rim of the Grand Canyon.  A stay at the guest ranch offers another alternative to visitors, those who may choose to stay a little longer in the area and have a closer connection to the natural environment over a traditional hotel experience.










THE SPA

For many, a visit to the Grand Canyon is a chance to disengage from the hectic pace of their daily routine of traffic congestion, long workdays, the clutter of the airwaves and other distractions.  A connection with the crisp, clean air, the natural quiet and appreciation of nature's raw beauty is almost a cleansing experience that allows one's mind to be more receptive to lifestyle change.

A destination spa is a place whose sole purpose is to help individuals develop a healthy lifestyle through nutritional education, a full program of fitness and stress reduction classes, therapeutic spa treatments and massage and informative lectures that teach the guests how to bring a healthier lifestyle back home.

The Grand Canyon Spa is a place where a guest can combine their desire to re prioritize their lifestyle in an unequaled environment of natural beauty and tranquility.







   
 CONFERENCE CENTER

There is very little in the way of meeting space not only in the Town of Tusayan but within the National Park as well.  GCNP is the national headquarters for a number of Park units and they currently utilize a small, technologically challenged facility, the Albright Center, for meeting purposes.  Many of these conferences are forced offsite to other Park units or at distance of up to 75 miles distant in Flagstaff, Arizona.

A conference center--differing from a convention center--is planned to accommodate specialized meetings of educators, scientists, environmentalists and other groups interested in the natural science fields of the region.

The center will also cater to corporate strategic planning functions and private receptions and holiday parties.

 
 
       
 
 
COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Tusayan is the State of Arizona's newest incorporated community, established in 2012.  While small in size with only 143 acres of developed property it is one of the regions most important communities serving as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon--one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Stilo properties have tripled the size of the Town allowing--for the first time--a sufficient land base to add the services and facilities that the area residents had to drive some distance to access or simply do without.

Plans include municipal offices, houses of worship, a library, rec center, parks and other amenities that complete this recently created municipality.


 
       
       
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