Poarch Band of Creek Indians Announces $50 Million Resort Hotel Expansion at OWA

OWA Tropic Falls Exterior

FOLEY, AL – The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has announced a significant addition to its OWA Parks & Resort destination, with a $50 million resort-style hotel planned to open in May 2025. Located on the northeast side of the newly opened Tropic Falls waterpark, the expansion will provide guests with another lodging option steps away from OWA. 

“We are very excited to add this tropical-inspired resort hotel to our portfolio,” said Cody Williamson, President/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority. “This new hotel will give guests another option to relax in Coastal Alabama, while still enjoying all the fun amenities that OWA has to offer. We continue to focus on these types of investment projects, which enable us to remain a strong economic partner for the local tourism industry and State of Alabama.”

OWA Tropic Falls Guestroom

The multi-story hotel is still in the design stages, but development plans call for tropical-themed guest rooms that include a kitchenette and workspace, along with optional bunk bed spaces for larger families. Other key resort amenities will include an outdoor resort-style pool with a bar and grill, 24-hour fitness center, meeting space, lounge, convenience store, and arcade, along with complimentary valet service, wifi, and breakfast. 

The new hotel development, combined with the recent $70 million expansion of the Tropic Falls waterpark, the newly opened luxury Tropic Hideaway RV park, and continued growth of new businesses in downtown OWA, demonstrates the tribe’s continued commitment to advance and improve offerings at OWA Parks & Resort.  

Once completed, the new resort hotel will bring the Poarch Band of Creek Indians total investment into the OWA’s project to $414 million.