Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., has named Murray Hennessy as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer. Hennessy has a familiarity with the family-friendly collection of indoor water park resorts, having served as advisor to Great Wolf Resorts’ senior management team during his tenure on the company’s board of directors. Hennessy was serving as interim CEO following the departure of Rubén Rodriguez this past December.
Hennessy takes the helm at Great Wolf Resorts during a period of commanding growth. Already North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts with 15 properties, the company has three additional resorts currently in construction. The new resorts include Great Wolf Lodge Georgia and Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, each of which are scheduled to open by summer 2018, and Great Wolf Lodge Arizona, which is slated to open in late 2019.
While expanding its “paw print” is a major area of focus at Great Wolf Resorts, the company is also making significant investments at its existing North American resorts, adding new attractions, amenities and retail experiences that serve to enhance the overall family experience.
“Great Wolf Lodge is well known for its indoor water parks and this is certainly reason enough to visit, but the brand’s ability to deliver a distinct and immersive family experience in all aspects of the resort is what truly makes Great Wolf unique, and why families have developed such a strong affinity for the brand.” Hennessy said. “This commitment to excellence makes me extremely excited to be part of the Great Wolf pack, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead one of the industry’s best management teams as we continue to expand the brand within North American and internationally.”