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Poarch Band of Creek Indians invests $50M+ to expand OWA with luxury resort hotel

A massive addition to the OWA Parks & Resort destination is set to open in May of 2025. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced this week that a resort style hotel with a price tag of over $50 million is now in the works.

“We are very excited to add this tropical inspired resort hotel to our portfolio,” said Cody Williamson, President/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority.

“This new hotel will give guests another option to relax in Coastal Alabama, while still enjoying all the fun amenities that OWA has to offer. We continue to focus on these types of investment projects, which enable us to remain a strong economic partner for the local tourism industry and State of Alabama.”

Some of the amenities at the resort, which is still in the design stage, include guest rooms that include a kitchenette and workspace, optional bunk bed spaces for larger families, an outdoor pool with a bar and grill, 24-hour fitness center, meeting space, lounge, convenience store, and an arcade. It also features complimentary valet service, Wi-Fi, and breakfast.

The new hotel development, combined with the recent $70 million expansion of the Tropic Falls Water Park, the newly opened luxury Tropic Hideaway RV Park, and continued growth of new businesses in Downtown OWA, demonstrates The Tribe’s continued commitment to advance and improve the already top-notch offerings at OWA Parks and Resort.

Dale Partners, from Jackson, Mississippi was tasked with creating the design for the new hotel, while Rabren General Contractors of Alabama has been chosen to handle its construction.

The new resort hotel will bring the Poarch Band of Creek Indians total investment into the OWA’s project to $414 million.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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