Hotels.com® Picks Hotel Water Parks for Every Age Group

           Hotels.com® Picks Hotel Water Parks for Every Age Group

Vacations at hotel water parks add a splash of adventure at any age

PR Newswire

DALLAS, July 11, 2013

DALLAS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A hotel pool can make or break your
vacation during the hot summer months. Luckily, some hotel properties deliver
this essential summer amenity in the grandest of ways—an on-site water park.
The number of water parks attached to hotels continues to grow and there are
great options for travelers of all ages, according to online travel
accommodation booking expert Hotels.com®.

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"Right now we are in the peak vacation season, but no hot, sweaty summer
vacation is complete without a place to cool off," said Taylor L. Cole, APR,
travel expert for Hotels.com."There are plenty of hotels with water parks
directly on the property grounds, which are a fantastic vacation option for
travelers of all ages and for multi-generational trips."

Bigger and Wetter – Best for children 2-6
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort - South Padre Island, TX
Everything is bigger in Texas, and this beach and water park combination
resort is no exception. Comprised of a heated indoor and outdoor water park
along with white sandy beaches, this energetic hotel resort is overflowing
with fun. In total, there are four water coasters, two five-story slides,
tidal wave rivers and a kid sandcastle that is the jaw-dropping centerpiece of
the park. The indoor Carousel and gaming area only add to the excitement.
South Padre Island itself is a phenomenon, with its warm waters on the Gulf of
Mexico and accessibility to water sports like boating, fishing and
jet-skiing. The up-and-coming vacation location is one of the many reasons
for Texas' rise in popularity.

Action-Packed Paradise - Best for children 6-12
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells - Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Great Wolf Lodge is like a ski vacation and summer camp combined. The
three pools and water park are staffed by seasoned lifeguards, so kids can
hang out while Mom and Dad catch up in the whirling North and South Hot
Springs™. Kids will love jetting ride after ride through the water park, from
the secret tree house to the slippery slopes and thrilling water cannons.
Later when it's time to relax, little ones can head over to their own personal
spa to be pampered from a long day of activity.

Nature's Playground - Best for Teenagers
Hope Lake Lodge and Indoor Water Park - Cortland, NY
With access to a state-of-the-art water park as well as natural
mountain-scapes, Hope Lake Lodge is perfect for teen explorers to get
adventurous on and off property. Containing more than 150,000 gallons of
water and over 500 feet of winding slides, the Hope Lake Lodge's indoor water
park, Cascades, is open year-round. The wild tube slides are fast and
addicting and the wave pool beckons adventurers to test its fury. The outdoor
grounds have just as must action going on as inside: sand volleyball on Hope
Lake Beach, zip-lining, mountain biking, boating, hiking, fishing and golfing
are offered for the outdoorsy family that wants (and can have) it all.

The Thrill of Chill – Best for Adults
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica – Runaway Bay, Jamaica
The ultimate chill getaway for adults is just a plane ride away to beautiful
Jamaica. Grand Bahia Principe is an all-inclusive resort equipped with three
outdoor pools connected by a lazy river pass. Couples can spend the entire
day floating in the lazy river and sipping rum punch at the swim-up bar. The
pool is just steps from the welcoming Caribbean sands of the resort's private
beach to lounge or pursue kayaking, snorkeling or windsurfing. The resort
itself is close to many iconic Jamaican aquatic attractions such as the
mysterious Green Grotto caves, exhilarating Dunn's River Falls and majestic
Dolphin Cove.

To book these resorts before they slide away, try the Hotels.com mobile
booking app on-the-go with your Smartphone or tablet.

Press contacts:
Mary Apesos – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 593-6310
Email: mary.apesos@finnpartners.com
Twitter: @finntravel

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC

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