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New headquarters to create more Chicago administrative jobs

Posted on May 6, 2017

One company is opening a new headquarters to create Chicago administrative jobs.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, will open the company’s new corporate headquarters in Chicago. The new office, dubbed Wolf Den Chicago, currently houses 45 Great Wolf Resort pack members, with the ability to expand to up to 100 employees based on future company growth.

“Chicago has the talent and transportation that expanding companies like Great Wolf need to compete in the 21st century economy,” Mayor Emanuel said. “I look forward to seeing the Wolf Pack continue to grow and thrive in its new den in Chicago.”

The Mayor joined Great Wolf Resorts’ Chief Executive Officer, Rubén Rodriguez, for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new office, which is located in the Chicago Sun-Times building at N. Orleans Street and Kinzie Street.

“We have aggressive growth plans for our brand, and our new Wolf Den Chicago is a fantastic corporate hub, with its central location and easy travel access to our lodges and development sites. Chicago also gives us great access to professionals across many functions and industries as we grow our corporate pack. This is a wonderful city and we are proud and excited to join the Chicago community,” said Rodriguez. “We’re making a significant investment and placing a rather large paw print in the Chicago area, not only with our new corporate office, but with a new 414-room Great Wolf Lodge resort opening in Gurnee next summer.”

The grand opening of Wolf Den Chicago comes one week after the company purchased property in the Village of Gurnee. At the site, an existing resort will be completely transformed, and Great Wolf Resorts will open Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, a dynamic new family resort. The opening of Great Wolf Lodge Illinois next summer will give Chicagoland families easy access to the incredible array of family-friendly attractions, entertainment offerings, dining venues and accommodations available at all Great Wolf Lodge resorts.

“With each new development we strive to find new ways to enhance and improve the guest experience, and Great Wolf Lodge Illinois will feature our latest and greatest guest amenities,” added Rodriguez.

Last month Site Selection Magazine named Chicago as the top metro in the country for corporate relocations for the fourth year in a row. In 2016, the Chicago metro area saw more new and expanding corporate locations than any other area in the country. World Business Chicago tracked a record 350 business expansions and relocations in the Chicago metro. These projects accounted for more than $2.8 billion in investment and nearly 14,000 new jobs.