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 Hotel Waterpark Resort Industry Report 2004
14 New Hotel Waterparks Open, 32 Under Construction

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By Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson, October 1, 2004

The USA hotel industry reached 62.7% for the first eight months of 2004, up almost two points over a year ago and only one point below benchmark Year 2000. Hotel room rate averages reached $86.55, which is higher than Year 2000 levels. 
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USA HOTEL INDUSTRY TRENDS
 
  2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Occupancy 62.7% 60.8% 61.2% 60.1% 63.7%
Average Room Rate $86.55 $83.60 $84.01 $84.85 $86.04
Source: Smith Travel Research. YTD August
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USA Hotel Industry Performance

Revenues, supply and demand all showed positive growth for YTD August 2004 compared to a year ago. Revenues per available hotel room were up 7.3% over 2003. New hotel construction rose only 1.1% while demand for lodging increased 4.5% --- allowing both occupancies and room prices to rise.

Summer of 2004 was better than last summer for the hotel industry despite colder than normal temperatures in many markets and the impact of several hurricanes. In August 2004, occupancy reached 67.2% --- down ½ point from 67.7% in 2003. However, hotel revenues are up substantially in 2004 over 2003.
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USA HOTEL INDUSTRY TRENDS
 
 
YTD Aug 2004
Vs
YTD Aug 2003
 
Jun-Aug 2004
Vs
Jun-Aug 2003
August 2004
Vs
August 2003
Supply
Up 1.1%
 
Up 1.0%
Up 1.0%
Demand
Up 4.5%
 
Up 2.8 %
Up 0.3%
Occupancy
Up 3.3%
 
Up 1.8%
Down 0.7%
Average Room Rate
Up 3.7%
 
Up 3.9%
Up 2.7%
Rev Per Available Room
Up 7.1%
 
Up 5.7%
Up 2.1%
Source: Smith Travel Research
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In the first eight months of 2004, luxury and upscale hotels among the chains have shown the most improvement in both occupancy and average room rate compared to a year ago. Luxury-priced hotels ran the highest occupancy at 70% among the price tiers followed by upscale-priced hotels at 64.8% compared to a year ago. 

Resorts ran a higher occupancy in 2004 than 2003 and achieved the higher occupancy and average room rates than all other types of lodging --- urban, suburban, airport and highway. USA Resorts achieved 69.1% occupancy for 2004 through August, up 4.5% over a year ago while urban and airport hotels reached 66%, suburban hotels ran 61% and highway hotels peaked at 58%. Resorts produced average room rates of $132 for 2004 through August, which is 3.4% higher than the same period last year and higher than most other types of lodging. 
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TOP PRODUCING HOTELS BY LOCATION
 
 
Occupancy
Average Room Rate
 
Percent
% Chg
Amount
% Chg
Urban
66.3
4.4
$115.88
5.0
Suburban
61.6
3.0
$75.89
3.2
Airport
66.3
5.2
$78.50
2.4
Highway
58.4
1.7
$65.62
2.4
Resort
69.1
4.5
$132.46
3.4
Source: Smith Travel Research, YTD August 2004.
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Families in the USA continued to vacation close to home and escape for weekends to nearby regional resorts --- some which included indoor waterparks. Consumers and leisure travelers have kept the hotel and travel industries alive for the last three years by continuing to make time for family recreation at regional resorts and taking short vacations, although closer to home. Business travelers are just starting to come back to hotels in noticeable numbers.

Currently, the most lucrative states for hotel investment are Hawaii, New York, Nevada and Florida where the revenues and their growth rates are the highest in the nation. Hotel revenue per available room (RevPAR) is the key indicator that takes into account supply, demand, occupancy, scarcity and pricing. 
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HIGHEST REVENUE PRODUCING
HOTELS BY STATE
 
 
RevPAR
 
 
Amount $
% Chg
Hawaii
122.29
13.4
New York
91.68
13.4
Rhode Island
76.68
2.5
Nevada
76.63
12.6
Alaska
70.74
5.2
Florida
67.13
11.9
California
65.93
7.5
Maryland
64.82
7.6
Massachusetts
64.10
8.3
New Jersey
61.43
0.7
USA Average
54.25
7.1
Source: Smith Travel Research. YTD August 2004. 
RevPAR is Revenue Per Available Room.
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RevPAR is a measure of asset productivity that often points developers to the most attractive locations for new construction, although many of these desirable locations also have high barriers to entry. 

In 2004, the most desirable hotel markets, in terms of their ability to generate the highest revenues per available room as well as double-digit growth rates, are New York City, Oahu, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Boston and Los Angeles. 
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HIGHEST REVENUE PRODUCING
HOTELS BY MARKET
 
 
RevPAR
 
 
Amount $
% Chg
New York City
135.69
20.8
Oahu
98.91
18.5
San Diego
86.75
5.2
San Francisco
80.42
10.0
Washington DC
84.98
14.4
Miami
82.86
16.4
Boston
77.46
12.6
Los Angeles
70.65
14.4
New Orleans
71.62
2.9
Top 25 Market Average
67.72
10.2
USA Average
54.25
7.1
Source: Smith Travel Research. YTD August 2004. 
RevPAR is Revenue Per Available Room.
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However, not all trends start on the East or West Coasts and move inland. In 1994, Stan Anderson, owner of the Polynesian Resort in Wisconsin Dells WI and acknowledged "father of the hotel indoor waterpark resort", started a 10-year trend of building more than 60 hotel waterpark resorts that have extended from the Midwest to Maine and Washington State. Thirty-two (32) more waterpark resorts are under construction or will break ground in 2004.

USA Hotel Waterpark Resort Performance

Sixty-two hotel waterpark resorts are open and operating in the USA, as of October 2004. This sector of the resort industry has experienced rapid growth in the last several years. 

Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson formed Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting, a collaborative effort of JLC Hospitality Consulting of Rochester MN and William L. Haralson & Associates of Richardson TX. Coy, a hotel consultant, and Haralson, an attractions consultant, joined forces for the purpose of building an industry database for this product sector. Both were appointed co-chairs of the Resort Task Force by the World Waterpark Association in 2002 and continued in those roles today. Their latest research is presented annually at the WWA Waterpark Development Workshop. Go to www.waterparks.org

This third annual industry report includes supply trends, sizing components, construction costs and operating expense ratios with a special focus on hotel waterpark resort performance trends in Wisconsin Dells where the concept originated and numerous hotel waterpark resorts are clustered in one market. 

In 1990, before indoor waterparks, Wisconsin Dells ran a 40% annually hotel occupancy and had a 100-day peak season. Today, it has 18 hotels with indoor waterparks and has 365-day peak season. The largest hotel waterpark resorts are running occupancies in the high 70s and low 80s --- 15 to 20 points above the national hotel average.

Wisconsin Dells Hotel Performance

Two years ago, we discovered that hotels WITH indoor waterparks achieved 26 points higher occupancy and $69 higher average room rates than hotels WITHOUT indoor waterparks. We reported the amazing fact that eighteen (18) hotels WITH indoor waterparks captured 85% of the total market hotel revenue in Wisconsin Dells while forty-four (44) hotels WITHOUT indoor waterparks were left with only 15% of the total market hotel revenue. As a result, we referred to Wisconsin Dells as "the land of haves and have-nots."

In 2004, we updated that research survey to determine the impact of 9/11, the economic recovery and what happened to the haves and have-nots in Wisconsin Dells over the last three years. 
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WISCONSIN DELLS HOTEL TRENDS – 2001 through 2003
2001
HOTELS
Rooms
Avail Rm Nts
Occ%
Occ Rm Nts
ADR
Rm Revenue
RevPar
With Indoor Waterparks
18
3064
1,118,360
66.6%
744,828
$114.30 
$85,133,813
$76.12
Without Indoor Waterparks
44
2402
876,730
49.8%
436,612
$65.76 
$28,711,575
$32.75
Total 
62
5466
1,995,090
59.2%
1,181,439
$96.36 
$113,845,388
$57.06
2002
HOTELS
Rooms
Avail Rm Nts
Occ%
Occ Rm Nts
ADR
Rm Revenue
RevPar
With Indoor Waterparks
18
3064
1,118,360
69.9%
781,734
$117.09 
$91,533,192
$81.85
Without Indoor Waterparks
44
2402
876,730
48.1%
421,707
$66.62 
$28,094,129
$32.04
Total 
62
5466
1,995,090
60.3%
1,203,441
$99.40 
$119,627,321
$59.96
2003
HOTELS
Rooms
Avail Rm Nts
Occ%
Occ Rm Nts
ADR
Rm Revenue
RevPar
With Indoor Waterparks
18
3454
1,260,710
66.2%
834,590
$120.24 
$100,351,104
$79.60
Without Indoor Waterparks
44
2402
876,730
43.1%
377,871
$61.20 
$23,125,683
$26.38
Total 
62
5856
2,137,440
56.7%
1,212,461
$101.84 
$123,476,787
$57.77
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting, CVB, lodging tax records and property records.
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Wisconsin Dells still has 18 haves and 44 have-nots. (We didn’t count the properties with less than 20 rooms.) However, the haves have built 390 more rooms while the have-nots have not. In 2003, there are 3454 rooms connected to an indoor waterpark while 2402 rooms are not. The number of available room nights at hotel waterpark resorts reached 1,260,710 in 2003, up from 1,118,360 in 2001 while available room nights at the have-nots remained unchanged at 876,760 since 2001. 

In 2001, Wisconsin Dells ran 59.2% occupancy --- almost equal to the national hotel occupancy of 60.1%. In 2002, during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Wisconsin Dells gained one point of occupancy while the nation lost one point --- providing evidence that families were still vacationing albeit closer to home. Resort occupancy was up compared to other types of lodging.

In 2003, the haves sold 834,000 room nights, up from 781,000 in 2002 and 744,000 in 2001. Hotels WITH indoor waterparks reached 66.2% occupancy while hotels WITHOUT indoor waterparks achieved only 43.1% occupancy --- a difference of 23 points of occupancy. 

In 2003, the 18 haves achieved average room rates of $120, up from $114 in 2001, while the 44 have-nots reached $61, down from $65 in 2001. Hotels WITH indoor waterparks recorded ADRs that are 2X that of hotels WITHOUT indoor waterparks. And the ADR trend over the last three years is getting higher for the haves and lower for the have-nots!

The top two hotel waterpark resorts achieved average room rates of $191 and $175 in 2003.

The 18 hotels WITH indoor waterparks captured 75% of the total hotel market room revenue in 2001, 77% in 2002 and 81% in 2003. This upward trend begs the question, "How long can you succeed in Wisconsin Dells as a hotel without an indoor waterpark?" The biggest properties are getting bigger while the smaller properties continue to lose market share. 

Lessons learned include:

  • Hotels with indoor waterparks extend their peak season from 100 days to 365 days.
  • Hotels with indoor waterparks are filled almost 100% every weekend and school break all year long.
  • Indoor waterparks increase hotel occupancy, increase average room rates and increase annual room revenues.
  • Resort destinations are excellent candidates for hotel indoor waterpark resorts. Ski resorts, golf resorts, beach & lake resorts and resort conference centers all will consider adding indoor waterparks --- to extend their short peaks seasons to year round.
  • Urban centers nationwide will attract large hotel waterpark resorts as part of convention centers --- starting with cold weather markets across the top tier of the USA.
  • Recreational locations with interstate highway access within 200 miles of a major metro area are excellent targets for hotel waterpark development.
  • The first hotel with an indoor waterpark to open in a new market will become first choice among leisure travelers, especially families with children. Children will greatly influence the lodging decision.
  • Every hotel owner and developer will DO SOMETHING ---from enclosing the outdoor pool to raising the roof for slide towers and adding waterplay equipment to existing pools. Not all pool-enhancements will compete on the resort level. New hotel waterpark resort developments will have high entertainment value to attract families willing drive to drive 200 miles and pay $200 a night for a room. As Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resort, says, "Bigger is better." The first and biggest hotel indoor waterpark to enter a new market will create a high barrier to entry for other competitors to follow.
USA Competitive Supply of Hotel Waterparks

Seventy-six (76) hotel indoor waterparks are open and operating in the USA, including four properties scheduled to open in the final two months of 2004. Hotel waterpark resorts opened over the last three years in the following states:
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HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS
OPEN
 
2004 2003 2002 State
32
28
25
Wisconsin
15
14
10
Minnesota
5
3
2
Michigan
3
3
3
South Dakota
3
2
2
North Dakota
2
2
1
Montana
2
1
1
Ohio
2
1
0
Iowa
2
1
0
Kansas
1
0
0
Indiana
1
1
2
Nebraska
1
1
1
Missouri
1
1
1
Wyoming
1
1
0
Alaska
1
1
0
Colorado
1
1
0
Pennsylvania
1
0
0
Washington
1
0
0
Kentucky
1
0
0
Illinois
76
61
48
Total
Source: HWRRC, Coy & Haralson.
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These properties have a total of 12,470 rooms, nearly 1.6 million square feet of indoor waterpark space and 373 meeting rooms covering 780,585 square feet of meeting space. 

Independence Versus National Branding

Of these 76 hotels, 42 are independent while 34 are affiliated with a national hotel brand. Properties in resort locations tend to be independent while properties in urban, suburban and highway locations tend to be franchised. 

Brand names include AmericInn, Baymont, Best Western, Comfort Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn Hawthorn Suites, Hilton, Hojo, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Microtel, Quality Inn, Ramada, Sleep Inn and Wingate. 

The following chart illustrates the growth over the last three years.
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HOTEL WATERPARK RESORT INDUSTRY
GROWTH TRENDS
 
 
2004
 
2003
 
2002
 
Amount
 
Amount
 
Amount
Hotel Indoor Waterparks
76
 
61
 
48
Rooms
12,470
 
10,132
 
8193
Indoor Waterpark Sq Ft
1,645,069
 
1,313,769
 
989,904
Meeting Rooms
373
 
352
 
322
Meeting Space Sq Ft
780,585
 
679,435
 
626,955
Affiliated with a Brand
34
 
26
 
20
Independent
42
 
35
 
28
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting.
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Whether or not to affiliate with a brand is a major issue in this product sector of the hotel industry. Two companies, Great Lakes Companies and Kalahari Resort, are reproducing their prototypes in multiple locations --- in effect, starting their own brand. Great Lakes Companies signed a license agreement with Ripley’s Entertainment for its Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario --- which is a first step in becoming a franchisor in the hotel waterpark resort industry. 

While several hotel chains, like Marriott and Holiday Inn, are studying the indoor waterpark concept, several entertainment companies, like Six Flags Inc, Paramount Parks and Nickelodeon are developing their plans in the hotel business. 

Top 25 Largest Hotel Waterpark Resorts in the USA

Hotels with the largest indoor waterparks are concentrated in Wisconsin Dells WI where 18 waterpark resorts now exist. The Polynesian Resort in Wisconsin Dells is generally acknowledged as the first hotel indoor waterpark in 1994. The Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth opened the first of its five indoor pools and 30,000 sf of indoor water features in 1986 but did not install any waterslides. Who was the first? What is a waterpark? A waterpark resort task force is establishing new categories and definitions for waterparks.
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TOP 25 LARGEST HOTEL WATERPARK
RESORTS IN USA
Name Location
Rooms
Indoor WP Sq Ft
Opened
Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Wisconsin Dells WI
593
161,000 
1995
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center Wisconsin Dells WI
738
125,000 
2000
Scotts Hotels & Splash Lagoon Erie PA
270
102,000 
2003
Treasure Island Wisconsin, Dells WI
302
65,000 
1999
H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark Anchorage AK
0
56,000 
2003
Castaway Bay Resort Sandusky OH
237
51,000 
2004
Lodge at Cedar Creek Resort Wausau WI
140
50,000 
2004
Grand Rios Waterpark Resort Brooklyn Park MN
224
46,000 
2004
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells WI
309
44,000 
1997
Blue Harbor Resort Sheboygan WI
183
40,000 
2004
7 Clans Casino Hotel Thief River Falls MN
151
40,000 
2001
Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City MI
281
38,000 
2003
Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City KS
281
38,000 
2003
Polynesian Resort Wisconsin Dells WI
230
38,000 
1994
Great Bear Lodge Sandusky OH
271
33,000 
2001
BW Sterling Inn & Conference Center Sterling Heights MI
250
31,769 
2001
Bavarian Inn & Lodge Frankenmuth MI
357
30,000 
1986
Holiday Inn Select North Indianapolis IN
344
30,000 
2004
Chula Vista Resort Wisconsin Dells WI
300
30,000 
1999
Timber Ridge Lodge Lake Geneva WI
225
30,000 
2001
Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark Dubuque IA
194
25,000 
2002
Sleep Inn & Suites at Dakota Square Minot ND
126
24,000 
2004
Arrowood Resort & Conference Ctr Alexandria MN
200
21,000 
2003
Grand Country Inn Branson MO
319
20,000 
2001
Hilton Center City (730) Milwaukee WI
250
20,000 
2001
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. *Bavarian Inn has no waterslides.
Hilton City Center has 250 room waterpark hotel within a 730 room convention hotel.
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Other hotels with indoor waterparks are concentrated in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. In Wisconsin, other hotel waterparks are located in Wisconsin Dells, Green Bay, Tomah, Minocqua, Madison, Prairie du Chien, Ashland and Lac du Flambeau. In Minnesota: Shoreview, Owatonna, Baxter, Minneapolis, Detroit Lakes, Nisswa, Moorhead, Rochester, St Cloud, Thief River Falls and Orr. In Michigan: Grand Rapids and Mackinaw City. In North Dakota: Fargo and Bismarck. In South Dakota: Watertown, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. In Montana: Anaconda and Missoula. In other states, you find hotel waterparks in Spokane WA, Norfolk NE, Sheperdsville KY, Hutchinson KS, Utica IL, Amana IA and Colorado Springs CO.

Profile of USA Hotel Waterpark Resorts by Number of Rooms

Among the Top 5 largest resorts by room count, the average number of hotel rooms is 470 with an indoor waterpark of 73,200 sf or 155 sf per guest room. The Top 5 resorts have an average of 4.3 waterslides, 2.5 pools and 2.5 hot tubs. All of them have a lazy river, 50% have a wave pool and 33% have a water coaster. The Top 5 resorts average 32,160 sf of meeting space and 27.7 meeting rooms.
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PROFILE OF LARGEST HOTEL
WATERPARKS BY ROOMS
Avg #
Rooms
Avg Sq Ft
Indoor WP
Avg #
Slides
Avg #
Pools
Avg #
HTubs
Lazy
River
Wave
Pool
Water
Coaster
Meeting
Sq Ft
Number
Mtg Rms
Top 5
470
73,200
4.3
2.5
2.5
1.0
0.5
0.3
32,160
27.7
Top 6-15
275
45,277
7.0
3.0
1.8
0.8
0.3
0.1
12,047
7.5
Top 16-25
213
22,350
2.6
2.3
1.7
0.7
0.1
0.0
33,010
9.8
Top 26-50
143
14,849
2.2
2.0
1.2
0.3
0.1
0.0
8,580
5.8
Top 51-75
73
7,218
2.4
2.2
1.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
1,209
1.0
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, October 2004.
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Among the next ten largest (Top 6-15) hotel waterpark resorts, the average number of rooms is 275 with an indoor waterpark of 45,277 sf or 164 sf per guest room. Among the top resorts ranked 16-25 by room count, the average number of rooms is 213 with an indoor waterpark of 22,350 sf or 105 sf per guest room. Using the chart above, the waterpark developer can estimate the size of his hotel, indoor waterpark and its components. Depending upon size, all hotel waterpark resorts average from 2-7 waterslides, 2-3 pools and 1-2 hot tubs. 

Almost all of the Top 25 Largest Hotel Waterpark Resorts have a lazy river while less than 30% of the smaller resorts have them. 

Only one-half of the Top 5 Largest Hotel Waterpark Resorts have a wave pool and less than 10% of the smaller resorts have them. Wave pools, while very attractive to surfers, take up a lot of space for the smaller number of guests who can use them.

The Top 25 Largest Hotel Waterpark Resorts are clearly in the meetings & convention business to balance their seasonal and weekend-weekday mix of business.

Profile of USA Hotel Waterpark Resorts by Size of Waterpark

Hotel waterpark resort developers face the difficult task of sizing their projects. Hotels with highest number of rooms don’t always have the largest waterparks. And vice versa. 
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PROFILE OF LARGEST HOTEL WATERPARKS
BY SIZE OF WATERPARK
Hotels With An
Indoor Waterpark
Avg #
Rooms
Avg Indoor
Waterpark Sq Ft
Indoor Waterpark
Sq Ft Per Room
Rooms Per 1000 Sq Ft
Of Indoor Waterpark
Over 50,000 sf
325
87,143 
268 
3.5
40,000 to 49,999
217
42,500
208
5.1
30,000 to 39,999
282
33,197 
121 
8.6
20,000 to 29,999
194
21,111 
123 
9.3
10,000 to 19,999
112
12,046 
108 
9.6
5,000 to 9,999
114
6,507 
65 
18.1
Under 5,000
89
2,686 
37 
35.1
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, October 2004.
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A direct relationship exists between the number of hotel rooms and the size of their indoor waterparks. Hotels with indoor waterparks more than 50,000 square feet average 325 rooms and 87,143 square feet of indoor waterpark --- a ratio of 268 sf of waterpark per guest room. That ratio decelerates as waterparks get smaller.

To illustrate, hotels with waterparks 40,000 to 49,999 sf average 217 rooms and 42,500 sf of indoor waterpark --- a ratio of 208 sf per guest room. Notice that hotels with only 80 to 120 rooms tend to have the widest range of indoor waterpark --- from only 2,600 sf to over 12,000 sf in size. Hotel owners and developers can use the chart above to help size their projects.

Top Hotel Meeting Facilities with Indoor Waterparks in the USA

Among the Top 15 Hotel Meeting Facilities with an indoor waterpark, the number of rooms varies from 98 to 738 and the meeting facilities vary from 15,000 to 125,000 square feet.

Several of the largest hotel waterpark resorts are in the meetings & convention business. The 738-room Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells WI is clearly the largest meeting facility (125,000 sf) with the largest indoor waterpark (125,000 sf). The 194-room Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque IA, with 25,000 sf indoor waterpark, is connected to a 120,000 sf convention center that it operates for the city. 
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TOP 15 HOTEL MEETING FACILITIES
WITH INDOOR WATERPARKS
Name Location
Rooms
Indoor Waterpark

Sq Ft

Meeting

Sq Ft

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center Wisconsin Dells WI
738
125,000 
125,000
Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark Dubuque IA
194
25,000 
120,000
BW Ramkota Hotel & Conference Sioux Falls SD
226
3,000 
60,000
Timber Ridge Lodge Lake Geneva WI
225
30,000 
50,000
Chula Vista Resort Wisconsin Dells WI
300
30,000 
40,000
Hilton Center City (730) Milwaukee WI
250
20,000 
30,000
Grand Prairie Hotel & KS Splashdown Hutchinson KS
218
20,000 
30,000
Arrowood Resort & Conference Ctr Alexandria MN
200
21,000 
28,000
Ramada Plaza Fargo ND
185
10,000 
25,000
Blue Harbor Resort Sheboygan WI
183
40,000 
20,000
Bavarian Inn & Lodge Frankenmuth MI
357
30,000 
17,000
Marriott Depot Hotel Minneapolis MN
132
10,000 
16,000
BW Sterling Inn & Conference Center Sterling Heights MI
250
31,769 
15,905
Hojo Resort Conference Center Wisconsin Dells WI
230
13,000 
15,000
Ramada Inn & Waterpark Norfolk NE
98
7,000 
15,000
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, October 2004. 

Hilton Center City is a 250 room waterpark hotel inside a 730 room convention hotel.

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Hotel waterpark resorts obviously target the individual leisure traveler segment. But these properties have the advantage of targeting another customer segment --- the group market --- to fill in hotel low periods and weekdays when kids are in school.
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PROFILE OF LARGEST MEETING FACILITIES
WITH AN INDOOR WATERPARKS
Avg #
Rooms
Meeting
Sq Ft
Number
Mtg Rms
Indoor WP
Sq Ft
# of
Slides
# of
Pools
# of
HTubs
Lazy
River
Wave
Pool
Water
Coaster
Top 5
336
79,000
36.8
42,600
4.0
2.2
1.6
0.5
0.2
0.2
Top 6-10
207
26,600
15.0
22,200
4.5
2.8
1.3
0.5
0.0
0.0
Top 11-15
213
15,781
10.5
18,354
1.0
2.4
2.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting.
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The Top 5 Largest Meeting Facilities with an indoor waterpark average 336 guest rooms, 79,000 sf of meeting space, 36 meeting rooms and a 42,600 sf waterpark. Components average 4 waterslides, 2.2 pools and 1.6 hot tubs. Half of these properties have a lazy river and 20% have a wave pool and water coaster.

Among the meeting facilities ranked 6 through 10 in size, these properties averaged 207 guest rooms, 26,600 sf of meeting space, 15 meeting rooms and a 22,200 sf indoor waterpark. Among those ranked 11 through 15, the number of guest rooms averaged 213 with 15,781 sf of meeting space, 10.5 meeting rooms and an 18,354 sf indoor waterpark. 

This is only one of several methods a developer should use to estimate the size of meeting facilities in a hotel waterpark resort.

Hotel Waterpark Resorts Under Construction in USA

Hotels with indoor waterparks are growing from 23% to 29% annually while the overall hotel industry expects new supply to grow only 1.2% in 2004 and 1.3% in 2005. In 2000, there were only 18 hotel waterpark resorts. Today, over 60 are open nationwide. Eighteen new additions and expansion projects are expected to open by year end. Hotel waterpark projects under construction have grown from 8 in 2000 to 32 that are under construction or will break ground during 2004. 
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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT GROWTH
 
Hotel Waterpark Resorts USA
 
2005F
2004F
2003
2002
2001
2000
Open at beginning of year
79
61
48
39
31
18
Openings during year
13
18
13
9
8
13
Total Open at end of year
92
79
61
48
39
31
Percent Change
16.5%
29.5%
27.1%
23.1%
25.8%
 
 
 
Under Construction
32
9
10
9
8
In Development
 
69
46
19
 
 
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, August 2004.
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Clearly, hotel waterpark resorts are both cool and hot at the same time! Projects in the development phase grew from 19 in 2002 to 46 in 2003 to 69 in 2004. The number of hotel rooms attached to indoor waterparks is expected to grow from 5,400 in 2000 to a forecast of over 16,300 in 2005, which is an increase of 3X over five years. 
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ROOM SUPPLY GROWTH
 
Hotel Waterpark Resorts USA
 
2005F
2004F
2003
2002
2001
2000
Open at beginning of year
12,266
10,132
8,193
7,135
5,431
3,545
Openings during year
4,117
2,134
1,939
1,058
1,704
1,886
Total Open at end of year
16,383
12,266
10,132
8,193
7,135
5,431
Percent Change
33.6%
21.1%
23.7%
14.8%
31.4%
 
 
 
Under Construction
4,432
1,144
1,366
1,058
1,704
In Development
 
15,864
13,268
4,630
 
 
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting.
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Hotel waterpark resort grew out of Wisconsin during the 1990s, and then spread to adjacent states in the Upper Midwest. The growth pattern is spreading across the northern tier of the USA, with new properties stretching from Michigan and Ohio to Pennsylvania and new construction activity in the northwestern states of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. In fact, three ski resorts --- Camelback Ski Area in PA, Boyne Mountain in MI and Silver Mountain in ID --- now have or will soon open indoor-outdoor waterparks to build revenues on a year round basis. In the future, indoor waterparks will spread to the Sunbelt where desert resort guests and their kids will look for protection from the sun, hot temps and humidity.

Recent Openings: USA

In February 2004, Best Western Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights MI, a suburb of Detroit, opened the 9,000 sf expansion of its indoor waterpark, bringing the total to more than 30,000 sf. 

In March, Wilderness Resort & Golf Hotel opened its 47,051 sf Wild West indoor waterpark which connects to 160 rooms previously added along with a rear lobby and large arcade. Wild West Waterpark is the resort’s third indoor waterpark on site, bringing total indoor waterpark space to 161,000 sf --- the most of any resort in America. Wilderness now has 593 rooms and suites in Wisconsin Dells WI. 

In April, Vance Castleman opened a 24,000 sf indoor waterpark in Minot ND as part of his 126-room Sleep Inn & Suites, which opened in January, 2004. Waterpark features include a 2,500 sf activity pool, 3 major waterslides, 2 kiddie slides, 4 kiddie play structures and a 4-leaf clover-shaped hot tub that accommodates 48 people. The Sleep Inn is connected to a 10,000 sf convention center and Dakota Square Mall with 85 stores. Ramaker & Associates provided the preliminary plans and Associated Pools of Minot designed and built the pools. Play structures were provided by Miracle Recreation Equipment. 

In May, hotel owner Dave Nordstrom opened his 11,000 sf Wasserbahn indoor waterpark at the Holiday Inn in Amana IA --- the first holidome in America to be converted into an indoor waterpark. Ramaker & Associates submitted the winning design. Volk International represented the owner for specifications, bidding and supervision of installation. The existing pool was converted a zero entry to 8-inch wading pool with play structure and 5 geyser jets for young children. An activity pool was added with a waterwalk, basketball hoops and a vortex pool along with a large spa. A slide tower that looks like a Water Tower was added to the building and launches 2 enclosed body slides that exit and re-enter the building. "The sauna was completed redone and the game room went from 330 sf with 6 games to 800 sf with 22 games," reports General Manager John Gilbertson. "We created 14 new suites including several KidsSuites in new interiors and furniture. All rooms have a microwave and refrigerator," he said. Room occupancy and revenues have increased since opening in May. 

In June 2004, four hotel waterpark resort projects opened:

  • Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells WI opened the expansion of its outdoor waterpark in June 2004. The popularity of its indoor treehouse prompted owners, The Great Lakes Companies of Madison WI, to build a mini treehouse in its outdoor waterpark. The $1.5 million expansion nearly doubled the size of the outdoor waterpark to 60,000 sf. The outdoor mini-treehouse has a tipping bucket that dumps water on guests at the sound of a bell. In addition, guests can climb into inner tubes for a wet journey down Half Moon Lake, relax on a leisure island, climb the 25-ft high aqua rock wall, play water basketball or ride kiddie bumper boats. 
  • The Lodge at Cedar Creek Resort in Wausau WI opened its new $35 million, 50,000 sf indoor waterpark resort in June, and the largest of its kind in northern Wisconsin. The resort features 140 family-sized suites and historic log mill design that pays tribute to the region’s lumber industry. You can eat in the Saw Mill Grill and drink in the Buzz Saw Bar. The indoor waterpark includes 4 waterslides, splashdown pool, activity pool, kiddie pool, lazy river and treehouse with an 800-gallon tipping water bucket. The resort also has 1,600 sf of meeting facilities and a heated outdoor pavilion for special events. Developer is Chuck Heath, president of Horizon Development Group LLC of Verona WI. 
  • Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells WI opened its 120 3-bedroom condominiums and expanded convention center. The Kalahari Kondominiums, which sold initially for $379,000 each on a whole-ownership basis prior to construction, offer 1,579 sf in four different styles. Owners place their units in a rental program so they can be rented to hotel guests as a hotel suite. These condos (3 bedrooms) bring the total Kalahari room count to 738. In addition, Kalahari expanded its convention center to 125,000 sf including 47 meeting rooms, banquet seating for up to 3,000 people and a 10-screen cinema with stadium seating. Owners have full use of the resort facilities, including its 75,000 sf outdoor waterpark. The Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, as it is now called, has the most hotel meeting space in Wisconsin and reports to have America’s largest indoor waterpark (125,000 sf) --- although it neighbor, Wilderness Resort, has three indoor waterparks totaling 161,000 sf. 
  • Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan WI opened its doors in June to vacationers and business travelers to enjoy its 183 rooms, 40,000 sf indoor waterpark and 20,000 sf conference facilities --- with Grand Victorian décor and nautical atmosphere. The indoor waterpark features 7 waterslides, 4 pools, 2 hot tubs and a 100-game arcade. There are also 4 restaurants and an Aveda Spa with 6 feng shui treatment rooms. The waterpark conference resort is owned and operated by Great Lakes Companies of Madison WI. 
For more detailed information on what’s under construction, see the article Hotel Waterpark Resorts --- Construction Report 2004.
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HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
OR SCHEDULED TO BREAK GROUND IN 2004
Hotel Waterpark Resorts USA
Location
State
Rooms
Indoor WP
Sq. Ft.
Start
Date
Open
Date
BW Sterling Heights IWP Expansion Sterling Heights MI
250
9,000
200402
200402
Wilderness Resort’s Wild West Waterpark Wisconsin Dells WI
160
47.051
200403
200403
Sleep Inn & Suites Minot ND
126
24,000
200404
200404
Holiday Inn Amana Conversion Amana IA
155
11,000
200405
200405
Great Wolf Lodge OWP Expansion Wisconsin Dells WI
309
200406
200406
Lodge at Cedar Creek Resort Wausau WI
140
50,000
200406
200406
Kalahari Resort Kondominiums Wisconsin Dells WI
360*
0
200406
200406
Blue Harbor Resort Sheboygan WI
183
40,000
200406
200406
AmericInn & Waterpark Ashland WI
65
2,500
200407
200406
Thunder Falls OWP Mackinaw City MI
0
200307
200407
Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids MI
80
10,000
200308
200408
Ramada Spokane Airport Spokane WA
165
5,300
200407
200408
Baymont Inn Waterpark Addition Shepherdsville KY
80
14,000
200407
200409
Grand Rios Waterpark Resort Brooklyn Park MN
224
46,000
200407
200409
Holiday Inn Select North IWP Addition Indianapolis IN
344
30,000
200404
200411
Grand Bear Lodge at Starved Rock Utica IL
191
20,000
200311
200411
Castaway Bay Resort IWP Addition Sandusky OH
237
38,000
200311
200411
Grand Mackinaw Inn IWP Expansion Mackinaw City MI
65
5,000
200407
200412
Splash Lagoon WP Expansion Erie PA
25,000
20012
200412
Great Wolf Lodge York-Williamsburg VA
301
70,000
200312
200501
Ron Jon Surfpark at Festival Bay Mall Orlando FL
0
200503
Mountain Grand Lodge & Waterpark Boyne Falls MI
200
58,000
200405
200505
Country Hotel & Conv Ctr IWP Addition Waukesha WI
187
40,000
200405
200505
Grand Casino Resort’s Grand Water Park Tunica MS
200409
200506
Hamilton Inn MTC IWP Addition Mackinaw City MI
395
40,000
200408
200506
Massanutten Resort IWP Addition McGaheysville VA
1740
42,000
200407
200507
Great Escape Resort Lake George NY
200
38,000
200407
200509
Waterpark of America at Grand Lodge Bloomington MN
403
60,000
200405
200509
Holiday Inn Express Room & IWP Addition Dundee MI
166
30,000
200407
200509
Great Wolf Lodge Stroudsburg PA
400
50,000
200406
200510
Bavarian Haus Indoor Waterpark Addition Frankenmuth MI
137
28,000
200409
200510
Kulala Falls Hotel Waterpark Duluth MN
129
35,000
200411
200511
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Farmington PA
300
52,000
200412
200512
Grand Rios Waterpark Resort Expansion Brooklyn Park MN
200
40,000
200503
200603
Double JJ Ranch & Golf Resort IWP Add Rothbury MI
57
200504
200604
Source: Hotel Waterpark Research & Consulting, Coy & Haralson, Aug 3, 2004.
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USA Hotel Waterpark Resorts In Development

Eighty (80) hotel indoor waterpark projects are in the planning stages as of October 1, 2004 compared to 46 projects in the pipeline this same time last year and 28 projects the year prior. While 76 hotel waterpark resorts are now open and operating in the USA, 32 projects are under construction and 80 more are on the drawing boards nationwide.

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan are leading the way in new developments with New York and North Dakota following close behind. The following numbers of projects are scheduled for the following states:
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HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS
IN DEVELOPMENT
 
Planned Projects
States
Planned Projects
States
11
Wisconsin
2
Ohio
11
Minnesota
2
Pennsylvania
7
Illinois
2
Texas
6
Michigan
2
Washington
5
New York
1
Connecticut
4
North Dakota
1
Idaho
3
Iowa
1
Maryland
3
Missouri
1
Mississippi
3
South Dakota
1
New Hampshire
2
California
1
New Jersey
2
Colorado
1
Nevada
2
Indiana
1
Oregon
2
Massachusetts
1
Virginia
2
Montana    
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting, October 2004
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These 80 planned projects comprise 19,284 hotel guest rooms and indoor waterpark space totaling 3,496,793 square feet in 27 states. 

Hotel waterpark developers are focusing on new markets for new construction. Owners of existing hotels are thinking about enclosing their outdoor pools with new-technology thin-shell domes, aluminum & glass and light-weight polycarbon structures that let in the light and keep out the weather --- for year round operation. Other hotel owners are raising the roofs of their pool buildings to install 30 to 50-foot high waterslide towers. Some owners of existing hotels are tearing up their pool decking to install lazy rivers, activity pools, kiddie pools and adult spas. 

The hotel indoor waterpark resort is a growing phenomenon that is impacting all levels of hotel development and investment.

Canadian Supply of Hotel Waterparks

In Canada, we have identified 108 hotel indoor waterpark that are open and operating in 2004, compared to 99 properties in 2003 and 82 in 2002. Most are located in the western provinces.
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HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS
IN CANADA
 
2004
2003
2002
Province
41
38
35
Alberta
22
20
19
Saskatchewan
15
13
11
British Columbia
11
9
6
Ontario
9
9
7
Manitoba
6
6
2
Quebec
2
2
1
Prince Edward Island
2
2
1
Nova Scotia
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting.
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Top 15 Canadian Hotel Waterparks by Number of Rooms

World Waterpark promotes itself as the largest indoor waterpark in the world. It is part of the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, which also boasts being the largest shopping center in the world, according the Guinness Book of World Records. 
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TOP 15 CANADIAN HOTEL WATERPARK
RESORTS BY ROOMS
Name Location ...
Rooms
Indoor Waterpark
Sq Ft
Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall Edmonton AB
355
217,800
Sheraton Suites Calgary AB
325
4,100
Grand Okanagan Resort Kelowna BC
320
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Calgary AB
306
Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon SK
268
4,000
Best Western Hospitality Inn Calgary AB
261
5,400
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Saskatoon SK
249
4,400
Remai Regina Hotel & Convention Center Regina SK
235
4,600
Howard Johnson Inn Canmore AB
202
3,300
Imperial 400 Hotel Regina SK
199
3,600
Medicine Hat Lodge Hotel Medicine Hat AB
193
6,000
Landmark Inn Regina SK
188
3,600
Victoria Inn Thunder Bay ON
182
3,300
Service Plus Inn Grand Prairie AB
180
3,300
Travelodge World Hotel Ottawa ON
177
13,000
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, October 2004.
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The Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall was built in 1986 with 355 rooms. It wouldn’t be totally accurate to call Fantasyland Hotel a hotel waterpark, but it is closely connected. You can walk from the hotel through the mall to the 217,800 sf World Waterpark without going outside. So, the largest hotel in Canada by room count associated with an indoor waterpark is the Fantasyland Hotel. 

In Canada, hotel waterparks are different than in the USA. Many are really indoor pools that have been enlarged and enhanced with waterslides and water playthings. Many of the indoor waterparks in Canada are under 10,000 sf while many in the USA are over 10,000 sf.

Top 15 Canadian Hotel Waterparks by Size of Waterpark

The 217,800 sf World Waterpark is not really a hotel waterpark, technically, but it is an indoor waterpark that is located in the West Edmonton Mall. And the 355-room Fantasyland Hotel is part of that same mall --- making a connection between the hotel and the waterpark. 

Second largest is the Ameri-Cana Resort & Conference Center, which opened its 19,100 sf indoor waterpark in 2004 --- attached to its 160 guest rooms and 16,000 sf conference center in Niagara Falls ON. 

Third largest is Travelodge World Hotel in Ottawa, which also opened its 13,000 sf indoor waterpark in 2004 --- connecting with its 177 guest rooms.
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TOP 15 CANADIAN HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS
BY SIZE OF WATERPARK
Name Location
 ..
Rooms
Indoor Waterpark
Sq Ft
World Waterpark West Edmonton Mall Edmonton AB
0
217,800 
Ameri-Cana Resort Niagara Falls ON
160
19,100
Travelodge World Hotel Ottawa ON
177
13,000
Ramada Hotel & Suites Lethbridge AB
119
13,000 
Best Western Jurassic Inn Drumheller AB
49
6,200
Medicine Hat Lodge Hotel Medicine Hat AB
193
6,000 
Travelodge Hotel Medicine Hat AB
92
5,600 
Riviera Hotel near West Edmonton Mall Edmonton AB
5,500 
Best Western Hospitality Inn Calgary AB
261
5,400 
Douglas Fir Condo Resort Banff AB
133
5,000 
Ramada Renaissance Hotel Saskatoon SK
144
4,800 
Remai Regina Hotel & Convention Center Regina SK
235
4,600 
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Saskatoon SK
249
4,400 
Sheraton Suites Calgary AB
325
4,100 
Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon SK
268
4,000 
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, October 2004
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In Canada, the biggest concentration of hotel indoor waterparks is in the Economy Hotel sector, where room counts are typically under 100 rooms and indoor waterparks are less than 5,000 sf. However, when you look at what is under construction and in the planning stages, bigger hotel waterparks are coming to Canada.

Canadian Hotel Waterpark Resorts Under Construction

Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls ON is scheduled to break ground before year end 2004 and open in 2005. Ripley Entertainment plans to spend $200 million on a family resort destination that will include a Ripley-owned Great Wolf Lodge and a state of the art 115,000 sf Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on a 25-acre parcel along the Niagara River, just north of downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. 

Ripley’s is the first license ever granted for a Great Wolf Lodge by the Great Lakes Companies of Madison WI. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, opening in 2006, will be the third sea life attraction following Riley’s Aquariums in Myrtle Beach SC and Gatlinburg TN. The northwoods-style hotel will have 404 rooms and 90,000 sf of indoor waterpark. Other features include a themed family restaurant, huge arcade, gift shop, confectionery, Aveda Spa, meeting rooms and fitness center along with outdoor pool and recreation area.
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CANADIAN HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Name Location .
Rooms
Indoor Waterpark
Sq Ft
Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls ON
404
90,000 
Canad Inns Portage La Prairie Portage La Prairie MB
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson, October 2004.
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Canadian Hotel Waterpark Resorts In Development

Nine (9) major hotel waterpark resorts are in the planning stages for Canada, 3 in Alberta, 2 in Ontario and one each in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

Mexican Supply of Hotel Waterpark Resorts

We have identified eleven (11) properties in Mexico that have a combination of hotel rooms, indoor waterparks and outdoor waterparks. We are in the process of surveying owners and managers to develop a profile of hotel waterpark resorts in Mexico.

MEXICAN HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS
Name Location .
Hotel Balneario de Lourdes Sta Maria SLP Mexico
Hotel Balneario Spa La Caldera Abasolo GTO Mexico
CICI Acapulco Magico Waterpark Acapulco Mexico
Wet n Wild Cancun Mexico
Splash Hotel Parque Acuatico Nayrit Mexico City Mexico
Balneario Ixtapan Waterpark Mexico City Mexico
Persaventura Waterpark Piedras Negras COA Mexico
Balneario San Jose Waterpark Quiroga MICH Mexico
Balneario El Rollo Morelos Mexico
Tangamanga Splash San Luis Potosi Mexico
Parque Acuatico El Rollo Tlaquiltenango Mexico
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting.

Rest of the World Supply of Hotel Waterpark Resorts

We have identified fifteen (15) properties in the rest of the world that have a combination of hotel rooms, indoor waterparks and outdoor waterparks. 

We continue to survey owners and managers to build a profile of hotel waterpark resorts around the world.
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REST OF THE WORLD HOTEL WATERPARK RESORTS
Name Location .
Rooms
Indoor Waterpark
Sq Ft
Butch Kerzner's Atlantis the Palm Dubai UAE
1000
Jumeirah Beach Resort & Aquapark Dubai UAE
619
Hotel El Paso & Costa Caribe WP Port Aventura Spain
500
Hotel Aventura & Costa Caribe WP Port Aventura Spain
500
Esperos Palace Hotel & Waterpark Faliraki Rhodes Greece
416
Dedeman Hotel & Aquapark Istanbul Turkey
346
Alton Towers/Splash Landing Staffordshire UK
216
40,000 
Yong in Farmland I-OWP  Seoul South Korea
200
38,000 
Amipura Resort & Shanku's OWP Gujaret India
81
Seagaia Phoenix Resort Ocean Dome  Miyazaki City Japan
0
322,752 
Bergische Sonne Indoor Outdoor WP Wuppertal Ruhr Dist Germany
430,560 
Monte Mare Adventure Spa I&OWP Rheinback Germany
269,100 
Alpamare Pfaeffikon Switzerland
25,000 
De Koploper Sportscenter Lelystad Netherlands
8,850 
Basingstoke Indoor Waterpark Basingstoke UK
1,100 
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. Coy & Haralson. 507-289-7404. October 2004.
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Bergische Sonne has a 430,560 sf indoor-outdoor waterpark in Wuppertal Ruh, Germany.

Monte Mare Adventure Spa has 269,100 sf of indoor-outdoor waterpark in Rheinback, Germany.

World Waterpark in West Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, claims to be the largest indoor waterpark in the world with 217,800 sf.

Alton Towers/Splash Landing in Staffordshire England is generally recognized as the first hotel waterpark resort in Europe with its 216 rooms and 40,000 sf indoor waterpark.

Rest of the World Hotel/Indoor Waterparks In Development
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REST OF WORLD HOTEL WATERPARK
RESORTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Name Location .
Centre Parks Paris Notheast France
Waterpark Wodny Indoor Lodz Poland
Waterpark Wodny Indoor Warschau Poland
Suzanne Mela's Indoor Waterpark Berlin-Postdam Germany
Ogmio Astra Pramogu Centras IWP Vilnius Lithuania
Source: Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting.
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Worldwide, the hotel waterpark resort concept is growing in popularity with both leisure travelers and resort developers.

Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting is a collaboration of Jeff Coy & Bill Haralson. Coy heads JLC Hospitality Consulting and is certified by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. Haralson heads William L. Haralson & Associates and is a Hall of Fame member of the World Waterpark Association. For more info, contact Jeff at 507-289-7404 or email jeffcoy@aol.com. Website is www.jeffcoy.com. Reach Bill at 972-231-7444 or email wharalson@aol.com. Website is www.wlha-inc.com

Contact:

JLC Hospitality Consulting Inc
3320 Mayowood Road
Rochester, MN 55902
507-289-7404 tel
jeffcoy@aol.com
http://www.jeffcoy.com/
 

Also See: Hotel Waterpark Resorts - Construction Report 2004; 32 Are Under Construction or Breaking Ground in 2004 / Aug 2004
Ski Resorts Expand Year Round Revenues, Add Outdoor & Indoor Waterparks / Jeff Coy & Bill Haralson / May 2004
Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson Find a Way to Get Waterparks Flowing at Hotels and Resorts / April 2004
Hotel Waterpark Resort Industry Report - 2003 14 New Hotel Waterpark Resorts Open / October 2003
What’s It Going to Cost to Build a Hotel With an Indoor Waterpark? A Guide to Cost Allocations for Developers / Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson / May 2003
Hotel Waterpark Resort Industry Report - 2002 / Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson / Nov 2002
So You Want to Build a Hotel Indoor Waterpark / Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson / Sept 2002
Hotel Waterparks Grow Throughout Midwest, Product Ready for National Expansion / Bill Haralson and Jeff Coy / April 2002
Hotel Indoor Waterparks Boost Revenues, Extend Peak Season to Year Round / Jeff Coy, ISHC / January 2002
Wisconsin Dells Becoming a Land of Haves and Have-Nots; Waterpark Hotels Achieved 26 Points Higher Occupancy Than Regular Hotels in 2001 / April 2002


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