• Kennedy Space Center

  • Lizard Island - The Great Barrier Reef

  • Tenaya Lodge

  • Yellowstone Cabin

Parks & Resorts

Delaware North's parks and resorts division provides a full range of services — lodging, dining, retail and recreation — at many highly visited national and state parks, attractions and one-of-a-kind destination resorts.

Since this part of our business began in the early 1990s, our family of properties has grown to more than 10 national and state parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Shenandoah national parks, as well as Niagara Falls State Park — America's oldest. Since 1995, we have worked with NASA not only to manage the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, but to strategically transform it into a living, breathing tribute to America's space program.

We entered the arena of hotel owner-operator in 2001 with the acquisition of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, a breathtaking resort and longtime recipient of AAA's four-diamond distinction. Since then, we have added unique and luxury hotels and resorts in North America and Australia that consistently capture the imaginations of visitors. In all, we have more than 4,000 rooms in our portfolio. Our five-star Lizard Island Resort on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been recognized as one of the top hotels and beach resorts in the world by Forbes, Travel & Leisure and other prestigious publications. Our expertise ranges from culinary and customer service to development, research, insights, marketing and sales. Many innovations have stemmed from this business, including our award-winning GreenPath® environmental management system.

We are also very proud of our focus on interpretation. We work tirelessly to become immersed in a property's history, culture and traditions so that we can infuse them into every aspect of the operation. It makes sense. When you care for some of the world's most storied properties, you simply have to share them.

Services

  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world. 

  • Gaming

    • Delaware North is one of the most innovative gaming operators in the country, creating regional casino destinations with video gaming machines, table games, poker rooms, racing simulcast centers, restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, sports bars, event centers, retail shops and hotels.

  • Lodging

    • Delaware North's hotel management experience extends from North America to Australia. From wilderness camps to luxury hotel suites and National Historic Landmarks — each require a specific set of skills. 

  • Retail

    • Delaware North operates 300 stores in parks, resorts, attractions, airports, toll plazas, sporting venues, open-air marketplaces and gaming properties worldwide.

  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

Telling the Story

Interpretation is a key aspect of Delaware North’s stewardship of special places, and nowhere is that more evident than at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the company displays and preserves NASA’s priceless space artifacts, including Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Lizard Island Resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been recognized as one of the top hotels and beach resorts in the world by Forbes, Travel + Leisure and other prestigious publications.

Forbes, Travel + Leisure

Nature in a Luxury Resort

Because of the special nature of Delaware North’s luxury resort locations, guests can enjoy such incredible activities as snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, riding a camel in the scenic desert plains of Kings Canyon in Australia or seeing the giant Sequoia trees at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park.