Camelback owners plan new opening

Kartrite hotel and indoor waterpark planned for next year

The co-owners of the Camelback Resort in Poconos, have announced a new family attraction project  – the Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark, which is being built on the Resorts World Catskills campus.

Set to open in early 2019, The Kartrite will feature two acres of four-season indoor waterpark space and a luxury hotel with 324 guest suites.

Owners Ken Ellis and Arthur Berry built the Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark located in Tannersville, Philadelphia.

“We’re building upon the family-focused thrills and amenities that have made Camelback Resort & Aquatopia a premier destination in the Pocono Mountains,” said Berry. “The Kartrite’s location at the Resorts World Catskills property provides a unique opportunity for us to deliver a whole new adventure for guests as part of a true global destination.”

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) has been contracted to design and build the indoor waterpark at The Kartrite.

Inspired by the architecture of indoor waterparks in Europe, the Kartrite’s unobstructed column-free construction will feature a barrel-shaped transparent Texlon roof that will bathe visitors in natural sunlight throughout the year. This will allow tropical plants to thrive inside the waterpark, allowing guests to be immersed in a vegetation-rich environment. The waterpark will also feature a signature mezzanine, uniquely designed with luxury cabanas.

The venue will also feature multiple innovative restaurants, a relaxing spa, a ropes course, and an arcade.

“The Kartrite brand personifies global exploration, and the cheeky, contemporary design will put an entirely re-imagined Catskills back on the map for a new generation of family travelers,” said Ken Ellis, co-owner. “The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark will be perfectly situated to exceed the expectations of the most discerning adventure-seekers from the New York metropolitan area and beyond.”

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