Saturday, April 20, 2024

Merlin Opens Kid Friendly Hotels at Two UK Resorts


Merlin Entertainments has opened its first ever CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort, and the new LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

Following the launch of CBeebies Land in 2014 at Alton Towers, the new hotel features 76 themed rooms set across four floors. Designed exclusively for pre-schoolers and young families, the hotel includes its own dedicated entertainment area, restaurant and a reception area. With a full entertainment program running throughout the year, the new hotel includes over 5,000 hours of live shows, character ‘meet and greets’ and play areas.

The new LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort incorporates 61 themed Wizard and Knight bedrooms – each Knight room is home to a 17kg LEGO® dragon, while each Wizard room houses a family of three LEGO® owls. The hotel houses over 2.1 million LEGO® bricks and 657 LEGO® models. The hotel also features an a la carte Tournament Tavern Restaurant and a Jester’s Play Den.

This announcement follows a number of recent accommodation openings at Merlin’s attractions – including the LEGOLAND® Florida Beach Retreat, the Knight’s Village at Warwick Castle, LEGOLAND® Deutschland’s Holiday Village, Gardaland Adventure Hotel in Italy and Explorer Glamping accommodation at Chessington World of Adventures in the UK.

Justin Platt, Managing Director, Resort Theme Parks, said: “Building on the success of our recent accommodation openings, the opening of CBeebies Land Hotel and the new LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel is another important step in our accommodation strategy, as we continue to seek opportunities to transform our theme parks into multi-day, short break destination resorts. Merlin is leading in developing fully immersive, themed accommodation and these two new concepts are a critical next step in achieving our goal of opening 2,000 new “room keys” before the end of 2020.”


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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