The Ak-Chin Indian Community received the Best Mixed-Use Project Award for the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle in Maricopa, Ariz. The annual event held at Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, hosted by Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine (AZRE), honors developers, architects, contractors, and brokerage firms from around the state for their outstanding commercial real estate projects. Developed and owned by the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Multi-tainment Center was designed by Nelsen Partners, constructed by A.R. Mays Construction and is managed by UltraStar Cinemas.
The Multi-tainment Center was one of more than 100 projects submitted for the annual awards. The venue is more than 165,000 square-feet and houses a state-of-the-art digital cinema with 3D capabilities and motion seats;;in-seat food and beverage service in Star Class balcony seating; a 24-lane bowling center that includes an 8-lane private party section with fireplace , an outdoor amphitheater, a two-story laser tag arena, a video game arcade; a sports bar, offering pool tables, darts and other games as well as a full-service restaurant that seats 138 with outdoor dining and a bubble wall.
“We are proud to be honored for a project that not only benefits the Ak-Chin Indian Community, but also surrounding cities,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr. “ With the addition of hundreds of jobs, the new UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle provides a future for the economic development for our Community and its neighbors.”
For more information on the Ak-Chin Indian Community, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us.
For more information about the Multi-tainment center, visit http://ultrastarakchin.com.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community:
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 937 tribal members.