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Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Breaks Ground on Dells Convention Center Expansion

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Breaks Ground on Dells Convention Center Expansion

10/05/2017

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Breaks Ground on Dells Convention Center Expansion

Deputy Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Tourism Sarah Klavas Joins Nelson Family for Groundbreaking Event

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions owners the Nelson family and company executives, along with Deputy Secretary Sarah Klavas of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism gathered with more than 100 attendees to break ground on the company’s convention center expansion at its Wisconsin Dells resort.

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The Nelson family breaks ground on Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 5, 20 ...

The Nelson family breaks ground on Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 5, 2017 for the 112,000-sq-ft. expansion that will include a 52,000-sq-ft. ballroom and ten additional meeting rooms. The expansion is slated to open Sept. 2019. From Left: Travis Nelson, Ashley Nelson, Shari Nelson, Natasha Lucke, Alissa Gander and Todd Nelson Jr. (Photo: Business Wire)

Scheduled to open in September 2019, the convention center expansion will add 112,000-sq-ft. of space to the existing facilities, bringing the convention center footprint to 212,000-sq-ft. The expansion will include a 52,000-sq-ft. ballroom which will join the facility’s existing 20,560-sq-ft. and 17,200-sq-ft. ballrooms, as well as 10 additional meeting rooms for a total of 45 meeting rooms. The resort does not plan to expand its current offering of 756 guest rooms – a decision that will bolster business for other lodging options in the area.

“When we first opened Kalahari, we had to work hard to create an experience where a convention center and indoor waterpark could exist together,” said Travis Nelson, owning family member of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. “This model has been a splendid success and is now a vital part of any indoor waterpark in the industry today.”

For nearly two decades, the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions teams nationwide have leveraged more than 400 years of combined meeting experience to host more than 22,000 groups, resulting in more than 1.4 million group rooms booked. The expansion to the Dells location will allow the company to meet the current and future projected demands for group rooms in the area.

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