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New Development Proposed For Camper Village

August 23, 2022

New companies have emerged hoping to develop what is now Camper Village in Tusayan. The proposal calls for two 450 room four-star hotels according to a news release that was issued months ago. EKN Development recently reached out to Tusayan Town Hall.
The land has been targeted for more than a decade ever since the old Stilo/Halvorson partnership obtained a zoning change. But over the years those plans have been presented and forgotten.
It appears Stilo has two new partners EKN and Garn Development. The companies plan to build on 20 acres. The news release states in part:

“Development will begin with two dual-branded four-star hotels, offering 450 modern hotel rooms to visitors drawn to the thrilling adventure and breathtaking views that await them at the national park. After exploring all the Grand Canyon has to offer, visitors will be welcomed home to relax and experience the ALDEA Village. The mixed-use site will include a variety of dining options, luxurious spas, retail, and entertainment opportunities perfect for families such as outdoor concerts, movies, and a cultural center nestled next to one of the most unique settings in the world.”
The developers have yet to submit any formal plans to the Town of Tusayan but they have held a community meeting.

Mayor Clarinda Vail is eager to see what will ultimately be submitted.