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November 26, 2015 12:48 AM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Company Overview

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership, development, operation, and licensing of family resorts in North America. The company operates through two segments, Resort Ownership/Operation and Resort Third-Party Management/Licensing. Its family resorts consist of indoor waterparks and other family-oriented entertainment activities. The company operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge brand. As of April 24, 2013, it operated 11 Great Wolf Lodge resorts located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Michigan; Kansas City, Kansas; Williamsburg, Virginia; Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Gra...

525 Junction Road

Suite 6000 South

Madison, WI 53717

United States

Founded in 1992

2,600 Employees





Key Executives for Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 49
Chief Brand Officer and Director
Age: 49
Senior Vice President of Operations
Age: 43
Chief Information Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Key Developments

Great Wolf Resorts Plans Florida Resort Near Walt Disney World

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. has its sights set on land near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The company declared its intentions to Florida's Orange County to build an 800-room hotel with a built-in water park on 50 acres at 8800 Meadow Creek Drive. The land currently is owned by Garrison Orlando Land LLC. The resort, if built, could also include restaurants, arcades, spas, fitness rooms and other children activity centers. Most Great Wolf properties come with several water-based activities such as water slides, raft slides, interactive pools and lagoons with things like water cannons, as well as other attractions such as rope courses, bowling alleys, 4-D theaters and more.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Ruben A. Rodriguez as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective September 22, 2015. The Company's current CEO, Kimberly K. Schaefer, will assume the role of Chief Brand Officer through the end of this year and will transition to Great Wolf's board in early 2016. Mr. Rodriguez, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Ship Operations for Carnival Cruise Line.

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