Maswick South makes way for new lodging options

An excavator demolishes the last corner of a two-story, wood frame lodge building at Maswick South May 30. (Mike Quinn/NPS)

An excavator demolishes the last corner of a two-story, wood frame lodge building at Maswick South May 30. (Mike Quinn/NPS)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Demolition of the last of six buildings being removed to make way for construction of a new Maswik South lodging complex took place May 30.

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Two workers watch an excavator demolish one end of a Maswick South lodge building May 30. Demolition took place last week for the last of six buildings being removed to make way for the construction of the new Maswik South lodging complex. (Mike Quinn/NPS)

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An excavator completes demolition on a two-story wood frame lodge building of 16 rooms at the Maswick South Lodge May 30. (Mike Quinn/NPS)

The demolition is the first stage in Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.'s commitment to rebuild the Maswik South lodging complex and construct new roads in the vicinity. The original buildings were constructed in 1971 and had exceeded their expected useful life. The project to replace them will cost approximately $30 million. Four new ADA compliant buildings will be built in the existing site footprint along with road, pedestrian and other site improvements. The 90 basic rooms will be replaced with 120 mid-scale rooms, 30 of which will have kitchenettes (a room type not currently available in the park).

Maswik South is located in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.

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