Dynamic Group, a hotel development and management company based in Chattanooga, has announced plans to develop a hotel and indoor water park at the intersection of Ringgold Road and Frawley Road, just east of I-75. Marriott has approved the hotel. Both hotel and water park are still awaiting approval by the East Ridge Planning Commission and City Council. If approved, construction is anticipated to begin by May 2019 and be completed by June 2020.
“We are extremely excited to create a new destination and experience for residents and visitors to the Chattanooga area,” said Roshan Amin, CEO of Dynamic Group. “East Ridge is a great location for families to enjoy. I think the water park will appeal to people who live in southeast Tennessee, north Alabama and north Georgia, including families visiting Camp Jordan, as well as tourists visiting Chattanooga or families traveling on I-75 or I-24 to and from Florida.Local visitors from East Ridge will get a discount for non-hotel guest waterpark admission.”
The project will have a total of three entrance/exits from Frawley Road and Ringgold Road to reduce traffic concerns.
The combined hotel/water park project is a joint venture between Dynamic Group and Atlas Land Development, a sister company that develops non-hotel related projects.
The project includes a$14 million investment to build the 25,000-square foot indoor water park, which will be the first in southeast Tennessee.
“An indoor water park allows for year-round fun regardless of the weather,” said Amin. “There is nothing like it in our region.”
Preliminary architectural designs have been completed for the building, but the features of the water park are still being designed, and the park has not yet been named.
Dynamic Group has a verifiable track record for their developments. Representing an investment of $13 Million, the 104-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott will be the fourth hotel developed by Dynamic Group in the Chattanooga area. Others include Holiday Inn & Suites in downtown Chattanooga, TownePlace Suites in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Staybridge Suites at Hamilton Place in Chattanooga.
The hotel and water park development will create more than 100 permanent jobs and about 200 temporary construction jobs, according to Amin.
“We foresee more economic development—such as full service restaurants, retail and more tourism-based businesses—occurring in the area surrounding our hotel and water park,” said Amin. “Both hotels and water parks draw tax revenue into our local communities paid by visitors that are not necessarily from our community. When taxes are paid by visitors, that reduces the need to increase taxes on our local taxpayers.”
Click the link below for an image of the exterior of the water park feature of the hotel.