BRIDGEVILLE – A 350-room indoor destination resort with a 60,000 square foot water park and family entertainment sphere was announced Monday by Bridgeville USA LLC. The company plans to build the facility, which anticipates employing 250 full- and part-time people, on 18 acres off Rt. 17 exit 107 in Bridgeville.
The project has been dubbed Sandstone Resort at Hudson Valley, but as it develops, owners may adopt the Catskills Region imagine for marketing purposes.
“Indoor water parks are becoming very common in many areas of the country. Their popularity is largely based on the family-friendly getaways that can be had relatively close to home every day of the year in a beautiful 84-degree setting,” Richard Coleman of American Resort Management, the company chosen to operate the facility.
People will drive up to three hours to a water resort, he said. “There are some staggering numbers of people who we would like to have as our future customers.”
The resort will also include a spa, a high definition 4-D theater, expanded resort amenities, shopping and several “interactive dining options.”
The company hopes to break ground this fall and open in the summer of 2009. Coleman said they are about to start seeking the local planning approvals for the project.