Five specialty water features at themed resorts that create the ultimate guest experience

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When it comes to creating a themed resort artisans are not just called to develop a place to stay but instead to build the ultimate guest experience. Outside the Lines’ ingenious team of designers and skilled construction practitioners has helped resorts evolve from simple places to stay the night to world-renowned entertainment destinations.

At specialty resort projects around the world OTL is devoted to ensuring the signature fountain, meandering stream or playful grotto creates just the right ambiance that will leave a lifelong impression while capturing the imagination of their guests.

In the lavish, luxurious world of themed resorts, the team at Outside the Lines has added a new dimension to wonder and opulence. These deluxe lodgings are packed with unique amenities and attractions that invite the traveler to toss his or her itinerary aside and stay on-site.

Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
At the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia guests are destined for luxury and enchantment at this magnificent Resort. Rockwork features at the swimming pool make it much more than just a place to just swim and sun. An arching rock bridge spans the pool and invites guests to explore the space above and on both sides of the water, while a grotto attracts guests to a hidden vista in the lagoon below. OTL designed and constructed the artificial rockwork for the bridge and a 40-foot-high stone feature in the grotto.

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villages and Spa

Indian Wells, California
In Indian Wells, California guests are greeted with a magnificent fountain as they enter the charming Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villages and Spa. The vertical fountain, designed and constructed by OTL artisans, is a symbol of the luxury and elegance throughout this desert oasis. OTL also completed fountains that leap from the roofline into the lit runnel fountain below at the villa promenade. The fountains are the perfect complement to the property’s lush landscaped gardens.

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Westlake Village, California
Serenity seekers head for the peaceful surroundings at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California, a hotel and spa where water features encourage inner peace. Outside the Lines team artfully placed real rock and completed water features that enhance the retreat’s natural environment. On the banks of the koi pond, hotel guests are invited to meditate, while an expansive lush waterfall garden forms a calming visual backdrop. The rockwork and water features blend so well into the landscape they look like Mother Nature created them long before the hotel was even built.

The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City

Johannesburg South Africa
At The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in Johannesburg, South Africa, everything is larger than life at this fairytale African palace, one of the largest resorts in the world. This resort has a unique African rhythm all of its own. OTL’s team designed and constructed 200,000 square feet of artificial rockwork, 12 formal fountains, spas, a wave pool and numerous other pools throughout the sprawling property. Inspired by Africa’s rugged bushveld, OTL’s artisans also carved large iconic sculptural pieces, such as lions and monkeys, in the face of the rockwork.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

Phoenix, Arizona
A lake teeming with aquatic plants provides a refreshing oasis at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. OTL’s team designed and constructed the lake, which meanders throughout the dining terraces and to the beach before disappearing behind this high-end resort. The sparkling waterway provides peaceful surroundings, whether guests view it at eye level or overlook the lake from the hotel’s verandas.

With a vast knowledge of materials, fabrications and design, and a disciplined team of artisans and engineers, OTL is the single-source solution for your resort construction needs. If you would like to learn more about the process, or if you would like to speak to a team of highly skilled artisans and technicians who have revolutionized themed environments around the world, please contact OTL at (714) 637-4747 or email