Concept design rendering of Morocco Film City development project.

Morocco Film City

Marrakech, Morocco

The Morocco Film City is a 650-hectare, $1.1 billion, mixed-use project featuring a fully operational film studio complex, cinematic theme park, 4 luxury hotels, casino, commercial and retail space, golf course, motor racing circuit, sports and leisure activities, world-championship tennis stadium, and series of villas and other residential units. Grant Leisure assembled a world-class team for completion of the feasibility study and concept design for the project, which was funded for following phases.

Burabay Lakes Resort

Burabay, Kazakhstan

Civic Arts and Grant Leisure were commissioned to conduct the concept development and economic feasibility study for a mixed-use development on Lake Burabay in Kazakhstan to include casinos, hotels, residential development, entertainment, and a luxurious indoor/outdoor “Water World”. The triangular, three-level facility allows guests to enter from all levels and sides, and features a variety of entertainment and recreation choices including an aquarium, water shows, wave pool, and swimming/diving facilities.

Concept design rendering of the Burabay Lakes Resort in Kazakhstan.
Concept design rendering of the Harrah's Epicentre in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Harrah's Epicentre

Las Vegas, USA

Grant Leisure was commissioned by Civic Arts to provide Harrah's Las Vegas with conceptual entertainment anchors and leisure programs that would be the centerpiece of its development. Grant Leisure performed a Leisure Audit of 130 venues and attractions within the Las Vegas market, primarily focusing on the Strip, analyzing accumulated market research provided by Harrah’s Entertainment International.

Grant Leisure additionally carried out extensive research with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority, UNLV Center for Business & Economic Studies, Harrah’s Entertainment International staff, and numerous entertainment industry professionals. The Leisure Audit resulted in a detailed, comprehensive Entertainment Index ranking 130 reviewed attractions and a scheme for a successful leisure and entertainment mix for the Harrah’s development, linking all 5 of its existing properties.

Ocean Palace

Atlantic City, USA

Grant Leisure was commissioned by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City to conduct a Feasibility Analysis on the viability of integrating an International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) facility with a hotel on the Boardwalk. This project came about as one of several steps in the local government’s plan for repositioning Atlantic City as a destination for business, wellness, and alternative entertainment.

Grant Leisure reviewed every site on and around the Boardwalk in order to identify all existing and potential synergies, competition, and development opportunities that could affect the ISHOF facility. This review uncovered a municipal need for convention space, performance venues, medical tourism, and cultural attractions. With this information in hand, the project team managed to enhance the ISHOF concept to fulfill all these requirements and the subsequent Financial Appraisal certified that the facility would ultimately service its own debt and yield a large margin of return for the developer.

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We have worked together with Andy and his team for many years, and they are truly the best in the business. When our projects involve historic renovations and operations, theme parks, zoos, and entertainment — we are always calling Grant Leisure.

Bill Clover
Chief Executive Officer
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