Maswik South to get much-needed facelift

Built in 1971, guest room buildings at Maswik South, located behind the lodge, are scheduled to be demolished and replaced beginning in January 2019. / Erin Ford



By Erin Ford | Grand Canyon News

New buildings, new amenities and a fresh style update are headed for the southern block of guest rooms at Maswik Lodge.

Prefabricated buildings assembled onsite in 1971, the six buildings that will be replaced in the rebuild have outlived their useful lifespan, according to Debbie Drews, Xanterra’s consultant and construction manager for the project. Drews said the new project will consist of four larger buildings, which will include amenities guests have come to expect in modern times, such as air conditioning and kitchenettes.

According to Drews, the project will be a complete rebuild and will cost around $20 million. The current buildings, as well as the infrastructure around them, such as sidewalks and thru-roads, are falling into disrepair. They’re also not up to modern building codes or compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Drews said.


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