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Schlitterbahn Expands in South Padre Island with Indoor Waterpark Hotel

New Braunfels, TX, USA (Feburary 2, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Schlitterbahn, respected worldwide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, announces plans for a new 221 room, year-round entertainment resort destination ­­- Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre Island, Texas.
 

Located on the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico at the former location of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, this new beachfront resort destination includes lodging, retail, restaurants, a year-round indoor / outdoor convertible Waterpark, new slides and rides and special access to the award-winning Schlitterbahn Beach outdoor Waterpark. The first phase of this project is scheduled to open summer of 2012.

Not only will hotel guests enjoy the new spacious upscale accommodations, but resort guests will also receive a variety of VIP amenities including unlimited use of the Waterpark for the duration of their stay, extended use of select park rides and attractions, beach access amenities, Wi-Fi and free onsite parking.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to develop our new upscale waterpark hotel concept right here on South Padre Island,” explained Jeff Henry, principal for the Schlitterbahn Development Group. “Our team has been working on the creation and design of this world-class destination for more than two years and we are excited to be announcing this project today. Without the support and financial commitment of our partner, American National Insurance Company, and the local government, the realization of this dream could not have become a reality.”

The Schlitterbahn Beach Resort is expected to entertain hundreds of thousands of guests per year and will create several hundred new jobs, providing an economic boost to the region.

Additional resort and attraction information, including new Waterpark technology, will be announced as the project’s development continues.

As part of Schlitterbahn’s ongoing commitment to the environment, this new resort includes the latest in energy and water saving technologies including compact fluorescent lights, LED technologies, low-flow fixtures and the constant capturing, filtering, sanitizing and recirculation of water through the new resort’s rides and attractions.

ABOUT SCHLITTERBAHN RESORTS
Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn Waterparks has been a leader in family-friendly water-based entertainment since 1979. The company operates Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, South Padre Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, Kansas City, KS. and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, New Braunfels, TX, all of which offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests are also welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers, into the parks.  www.schlitterbahn.com

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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