Great Wolf Resorts’ first New England Location will be one of the biggest providers of new jobs in the region, reported the Boston Business Journal. The Wisconsin-based operator of hotels with indoor water parks is targeted to open its Fitchburg location on June 1.
Great Wolf invested $66 million in the project, including the acquisition of a Holiday Inn with a Coco Key water resort. The new construction consisted of an additional 70,000 square feet to the former complex, which totaled 330,000 square feet. Great Wolf added 161 hotel rooms, doubled the water space, and created the company’s first play area with ropes and miniature golf.
While the Holiday Inn only employed 163 workers, Great Wolf plans to hire between 450 to 500 full and part-timers. The state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council approved a $17.2 million tax break package for the resort.
Read more in the Boston Business Journal.