SOURCE: Moon World Resorts Inc.

Moon World Resorts Inc.

February 09, 2016 08:00 ET

MOON to Touchdown in Coachella, California, USA

12 People Have Walked on the Moon's Lunar Surface; 7 Billion Want to Visit!

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) - Moon World Resorts Inc. (MWR), a Canadian Architectural Design, Intellectual Property Developer and Licensor, intends to bring the Moon to planet earth for all to enjoy!

In a world rewarding disrupters, MOON will fulfill the obvious void within the resort destination space where square-box mediocrity and repetitious offerings have become the norm. A completely fresh, dynamic, creative and spectacular paradigm-shift is long overdue!

MOON USA will rise in the City of Coachella, situated in California's gorgeous and much celebrated desert region known as the Coachella Valley. Perfectly triangulated between the world renowned cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, the Coachella Valley already welcomes some 12 million annual visitors! MOON will deliver a fresh and exciting dimension to the Coachella Valley's current tourism and hospitality offerings and create a compelling unique addition to the golden State of California's significant worldwide tourism appeal.

Mark Weber, City of Coachella's Economic Development Manager, commented,
"We are thrilled MWR chose the City of Coachella as the location for this truly amazing and highly imaginative project and we look forward to assisting the MWR team as they proceed through the various planning, approval and development stages."

Since inception MWR has received several thousand enquiries from fascinated people residing all around the world; clearly validating MOON's endless appeal, enormous global brand recognition and unsurpassed longevity. MOON represents the past, present and future, significantly benefiting from being the world's best known and most loved brand. MOON is also fortunate to avail itself of the world's largest, stunningly illuminated, energy efficient and truly breathtaking 4.5 billion year-old romantic billboard, orbiting some 240,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from planet earth.

Astronaut, Space Shuttle Commander, Colonel, Rick Searfoss, USAF Retired (Project: Space Consultant) shared,
"It's fitting that the ultimate space-themed resort, MOON, will land in southern California, home of the original "Right Stuff", center of America's aerospace industry, and historical setting for many flight and space firsts. MOON's guests will enjoy a space-analog experience unmatched on planet Earth and exceeded only by actually flying to space as so few of us have been privileged to do."

MOON USA will be the world's most innovative, inspiring and environmentally sensitive mega-resort destination completed to and operating under LEED Platinum standards. A truly exceptional architectural and engineering wonder, skillfully brought to life by over 100 highly talented, collaborative, world class, award winning pioneering companies.

David Oswald, President, DE Design + Environment (Project: Environmental Consultants) commented,
"MOON brings together the very best in visionary imagination and concrete ecological reality, responding to the obvious pressures global society is facing. Charting a new sustainable path by integrating biodiversity conservation plus carbon and land degradation neutrality into all aspects of the design and operation. As such, MOON will become the next giant step in environmental design and conservation conscious operations. DE is pleased to bring its expertise as an integral part of this fascinating glimpse into mankind's future." 

As the Spanish architectural visionary genius, Antoni Gaudi i Cornet, stated, "Nothing is art if it does not come from nature." MOON will respect its beautiful natural surroundings while delivering a sustainable, environmental footprint exceeding the highest standards of corporate stewardship, integrity and authenticity!

Dan McAlister, Chairman, B+H Architects (Project: Architects) shared,
"We are delighted to bring the global design expertise of our internationally renowned, award winning firm to this truly unique world attraction."

MOON USA is a highly complex, sophisticated, contemporary and fully integrated resort destination encompassing various key differentiators which set it apart from any other resort. MOON's three key deliverables focus on inspirational and interactive entertainment, purposeful and meaningful education and acute sensitivity towards planet earth's fragile environment.

Jes Pedersen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Webcor Builders, (Project: Construction Managers, General Contractors, Concrete Contractors and Millwork Fabricators) commented,
"This is a unique opportunity and we look forward to the challenge. We will leverage our diverse construction experience to create a variety of building types within this project. Webcor is excited to be a part of it."

Within the buildable 10 million square feet (929,000 square meters) of floorplate, the next generation of innovative technology will be showcased throughout the various resort components. They include a 10 acre (4 hectare) lunar surface; incorporating an operational, fully functional and totally realistic lunar colony set within the world's largest and tallest sphere (750 feet / 229 meters). Additionally MOON will feature a 4000 all-suite five star internationally branded hotel, 10,000 seat flexible event center, 2 million square feet (186,000 square meter) state of the art convention center, transformational and holistic health/wellness/spa, innovative night club, seductive beach club, university affiliated science and technology campus offering advanced degree programs, multiple diverse and ground breaking entertainment attractions, star chef restaurants serving organic and sustainable menus featuring fresh locally sourced produce, evolutionary sports facilities, boutique high street and many additional unique features brought together to create the world's most visited and fascinating experiential mega-resort destination!

Johnson Chou, Principal, Johnson Chou Inc. (Project: Lead Interior Design) shared, 
"MOON isn't simply an attraction that is analogous to our dearest and ever-present celestial neighbour, it's much more than that. Existence on other planets will in turn force us to reflect on the preciousness and pressing need for thoughtful stewardship of planet earth. MOON is a futurist project that will address the preservation of the environment and our co-existence with nature together with emerging advanced technologies in movement and inhabitation, both questioning and offering visions for today and tomorrow. Our challenge will be to create spaces of beauty and memorable experiences that will not only inspire and delight but also enlighten. MOON will represent a watershed in the integration of design and technology for this century."

MOON USA's capital budget will be $4 Billion, delivering a projected unsurpassed resort industry annual $0.7 Billion EBITDA for its regional licensee. MWR is currently in talks with various global entertainment corporations who have indicated interest in the regional licence for MOON USA. Additional regional licences for MOON projects will be offered in South Asia, Europe, South America, East Asia and MENA.

Guy Nelson, Executive Chairman, CEO and President, Empire Industries Ltd, (Project: Unique Attraction Systems / Specialised Architectural Steel Component Designers and Suppliers) stated,
"We have been producing some of the most innovative and exhilarating attractions for the world's leading entertainment companies for over two decades and award winning architectural steel structures for over six decades. We are excited to fully utilize our experience to deliver the products and services to enable this multi-faceted development to become a compelling guest experience, not yet realized anywhere else in the world."

Following a 24 month permiting and entitlement process MOON USA will undergo a 48 month build out timeframe with official opening planned for 2022. During the single phase construction program, MOON USA will require 3000 construction workers; when complete 8000 direct permanent Coachella Valley careers will be created, additionally many thousands of indirect regional jobs will be created.

Amy McDonald, CEO, Under A Tree (Project: Health / Wellness Consultants) commented,
"As the world of wellness evolves at light speed, MOON becomes the perfect destination to offer innovative and preventative wellness in and out of the spa with not only treatments but also, functional fitness, nutrition and other programming that supports multi day transformational packages, retreats, speaker series and events. MOON will be the only place we will deliver exhilarating experiences, like walking on the Moon, supported by apre adrenaline relaxation at the spa. MOON is poised to be ahead of trend and without doubt one of a kind."

MOON USA will welcome 5 million annual guests many of whom will experience, via next generation hyper-drive transportation, its imaginative and completely authentic lunar surface and colony attraction guaranteed to resonate throughout one's lifetime!

" MWR chose the City of Coachella, California, location as it offers excellent year round weather, great infrastructure, a positive environmentally conscious pro-business development attitude, significant high quality airlift capacity via nearby Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), available talented, friendly educated workforce and is already synonymous with discerning tourism and hospitality," shared, Sandra Matthews, MWR, President. "In development for several years, MOON has had to patiently wait for breakthroughs in technology, building materials and methods, however now is exactly the right time, in exactly the right place, utilizing exactly the right outstanding professional global team to officially launch this amazing project. MOON will become the iconic global hub for pioneering and affordable space-tourism integrated into a world class showcase of next generation entertainment, sustainable environmental design and purposeful education," Matthews added.

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