The Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf art collective recently announced a project that will bring a Meow Wolf exhibition and hotel concept to downtown Phoenix in a few years.
Launched in March 2016 with support from “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin, the Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe is an interactive, immersive art project where guests discover a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, climbing apparatus and surreal, maximalist and mesmerizing art exhibits — along with a children’s learning center, music venue and cafe.
Through April 21, Meow Wolf and Santa Fe tourism venues are offering deals to entice families to the city during a Kids Free Spring Break promotion.
Meow Wolf is expanding into Las Vegas this year and plans to open in Denver in 2020 and in Washington, D.C., in 2022. There’s no set opening date for the Phoenix hotel, which has been described as a “multi-year project.”
The hotel will be in partnership with True North Studio, a development firm with offices in Phoenix and Chicago. The 400-room hotel — to be located at 817 N. Third St. in the Roosevelt Row Arts District in downtown Phoenix — will have a 75,000-square-foot exhibition area and a 10,000-square-foot music and performance venue.
Hotel rooms will be designed by local artists and will explore all forms of overnight experiences, including “faux glamping, capsule rooms, communal hostel environments, absurd luxury suites, as well as lodging inside of the art exhibition itself” according to a press release.
“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,” Meow Wolf CEO and co-founder Vince Kadlubek said in a statement. “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.”