• New Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Opens in Round Rock

     
    POSTED December 7, 2020
     
  • New Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Opens in Round Rock

     
    POSTED December 7, 2020
     
  • New Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Opens in Round Rock

     
    POSTED December 7, 2020
     
  • New Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Opens in Round Rock

     
    POSTED December 7, 2020
     
  • New Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Opens in Round Rock

     
    POSTED December 7, 2020
     

Round Rock is now home to America’s largest indoor water park: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. The venue showcases a safari theme and includes 22 life-size sculptures that weigh up to 10,000 pounds each and measure up to 10 feet tall. The collection includes 12 elephants, seven zebras, a mother and baby rhinoceros, and a cape buffalo. The 350-acre resort complex includes 3 acres of outdoor pools, 975 guest rooms, a 223,000-square-foot water park, 80,000-square-foot Tom Foolerys Adventure Park, five restaurants, 10,000 square feet of retail space, a spa, and 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conventions and events, including a rustic Event Barn. The water park includes 20 pools and whirlpools, 30 waterslides, a rock climbing wall, grotto swim-up bar, cabanas and waterfalls.

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Raul Moronta was recently named the chief commercial officer for Remington Hotels

1. What are you looking forward to most in your new role?

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.