VAI Resort is scheduled to open in Glendale, AZ, in 2024. And this over-the-top property is something that one might expect to find in Las Vegas. Or Monte Carlo.
It is the vision of Grant Fisher, a 27-year-old hospitality entrepreneur who is President and CEO of VAI Global Development and an Arizona native. He said that “traveling has always been a passion of mine, and it’s what inspired me to dream big. VAI Resort was born from my experiences exploring different parts of the world and wanting to bring this global perspective to my backyard.
“Our mission is to redefine the luxury hospitality experience while incorporating the thrill of live entertainment. VAI is a one-of-a-kind destination set to exceed all expectations and leave a lasting impression on our guests.”
It’s hard to argue with him. VAI will have four towers of accommodations:
• Muse Tower – The Muse Tower is a first-of-its-kind combination of a hotel and amphitheater, which promises to please fans of all musical genres, artists and trends. Featuring 328 rooms with 160 rooms and suites its balconies have views of the concert stage (more on the concerts later).
• Rhythm Tower – Rhythm Tower is where to “feel the groove” at VAI, according to the resort’s press materials. Next to Rhythm, are VAI’s group and conference spaces.
• Cadence Tower – While play is at the heart of VAI Resort, retreat to an ultra-luxe accommodation in Cadence Tower is a VAI’s ultra-luxe accommodation.
• VAI Villas – Adjacent to Cadence Tower, VAI Villas features premium designer rooms ranging from 1,100 sq. ft. to the spacious 5,300 sq. ft. Penthouse. Exclusive, infinity-edge rooftop pools overlook the resort.
And that’s just the rooms. There’s more for jet setters who like to have a good time in a hip environment. Check it out below.
A new multi-level, multi-functional live music and concert venue feature big names in music and comedy to perform under the desert stars. This venue will accommodate 8,000+ people and the Muse Tower balcony rooms double as private viewing concert sky boxes for six to up to 25 concert-goers and the VIP Skyboxes offer premium stage-center views with private bars. In addition, there are nearly 2,500 stadium-style seats, front and center to the stage.
Designed to become the epicenter of fun for the entire resort, the “island life” at Konos Island will be the largest man-made party island in the U.S. It is inspired by the sights and sounds of international destinations like Mykonos, Ibiza, and Tulum. Surrounded by a Caribbean-blue resort swimming oasis, Konos Island features luxury daybeds and cabanas, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, and VIP bottle service. Music will be island tunes and popular DJs.
VAI is home to five acres of temperature-controlled, clear blue waters and nearly one mile of white sand beaches lined with exotic green palm trees. Private cabanas and beachside activities create the energy of the most enticing beaches of the Caribbean and Mediterranean for year-round enjoyment.
Cuisine & Cocktail@VAI
Inspired by global cuisines, VAI features 12 signature restaurant concepts from Mediterranean to Italian to Asian Fusion and the ultimate, modern steakhouse. VAI also will employ 10 craft cocktail connoisseurs with 10 unique bar and lounge destinations across the sprawling property.
VAI will have the latest exercise equipment along with globally inspired spa treatments.
Attractions & Retail@VAI
Finally, VAI will have unique attractions for thrill-seekers. A tethered Hot Air Balloon will take up to 30 guests to new heights over VAI resort and the 130-foot-high Konos Sky Bar, where sipping and stirring will come with spectacular views. Mattel Adventure Park™, the only place where you can get behind the wheel of a lightning-fast Hot Wheels go-kart, join Thomas & Friends on a treasure hunt journey and enjoy a signature pink beverage on the third story rooftop of The Barbie Beach House.
There will also be 80,000 sq. ft. of approximately 40 luxury retail destinations, curated art galleries, and one-of-kind experiential activations.
VAI’s website is: www.vairesort.com.