Meow Wolf is set for massive expansion this year with the opening of our second permanent location in Las Vegas, as well as the official unveiling of our first art ride in Denver. However, our creative footprint promises to take another innovative leap into the future with our latest announcement: a NEW exhibition and hotel concept in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Downtown Phoenix!
In partnership with True North Studio, and in the style of a completely new, mind-bending narrative world, our hotel and interactive arts venue will redefine and reinvigorate the hospitality experience.
By combining the Phoenix exhibit with a fully-operational hotel, Meow Wolf will create a truly immersive experience for all guests. The project will feature a massive, 75,000 square-foot exhibition area complete with a 10,000 square-foot music and performance venue. Our hotel will include approximately 400 rooms designed by local artists that explore all forms of overnight experiences, including: faux-glamping, capsule rooms, communal hostel environments, absurd luxury suites, and lodging inside of the art exhibition itself.
“Guests are always asking about staying overnight inside of our House of Eternal Return project in Santa Fe, so doing an intertwined exhibition and hotel just made sense to us.” said CEO and Co-Founder Vince Kadlubek. “Our partnership with True North Studio in Phoenix is a perfect opportunity to explore this wild concept. Our intention for this venture is to collaborate with the creative community in greater Phoenix to produce an authentic, local statement of expression which will bring further excitement and creative energy to the Roosevelt Row Arts District. This project is going to be truly monumental on so many levels.”
“Meow Wolf’s entry into the Phoenix market represents a cultural shockwave, and we are excited to partner with these amazing artists,” said Jonathon Vento, Founder and Principal Developer of True North Studio. “We are committed to the future of Phoenix as a great American city and understand the importance of a cultural economy. Meow Wolf’s presence will give Phoenix a spectacular boost in our ability to work with local artists and to attract and retain the kind of creative workforce necessary for success. The Meow Wolf Exhibition and Hotel will be the new epicenter for the arts, entertainment, and tourism in the State of Arizona.”
To mark the launch of our new partnership, Kadlubek will join Vento for a one-night-only screening of Meow Wolf’s critically acclaimed documentary, MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY, at True North Studio’s collaborative space, monOrchid. The film provides a glimpse inside Meow Wolf’s inspiring kaleidoscope of creative collaboration, taking viewers on a journey through the meteoric rise of an art collective as it attracts the support of George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and morphs into a multi-million dollar powerhouse in just a few short years. Following the opening of Meow Wolf’s instantly successful House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, we continue to set our sights on new exhibits around the world.
The announcement of Meow Wolf Phoenix is just the latest in a slew of new projects to enter our multiversal portfolio. Slated for later this year, Las Vegas will be the first city to experience what Time Out just named “the #4 Best Thing To Do In The World” when we open a new narrative exhibit inside a bizarrely-immersive shopping bazaar: Area15. Also underway are two projects in Denver: a third permanent installation inside a 90,000-square-foot space, as well as “Kaleidoscape,” the first ever artist-driven dark ride at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. Most recently, Meow Wolf shared expansion plans to Washington D.C., which is slated to open inside a three-level, 75,000-square-foot structure located in the Fort Totten community in 2022.
Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment group that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. The company’s first location showcases the THEA Award-winning, international sensation House Of Eternal Return where over one and a half million visitors have discovered a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, climbing apparatus, and surreal, maximalist & mesmerizing art exhibits along with a Learning Center and Float Café. The location is also home to a music venue, bar, and outdoor dining scene. In 2018, Meow Wolf announced plans for massive new permanent locations, in Denver, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., and the world’s first artist-driven dark ride at Elitch Gardens.
True North Studio is a community, entertainment, and real estate development collaborative based in the monOrchid, a landmark arts and mixed-use building in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The team is led by seasoned developers who think like artists and established artists who create like developers. True North Studio is focused on historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and urban infill. Projects include galleries, hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, creative offices, commercial retail, and residential.