March 9, 2006
|Indianapolis IN --- January 23, 2006 - Hotel and resort developers
from across the USA & Canada will meet in Indianapolis on March 9-10,
2006 to learn more about the phenomenal growth of the indoor waterpark
concept as well the details of where and how to do it successfully.
The development workshop is scheduled to open at 12 noon Thursday, March 9 at the Holiday Inn Select North, where the Caribbean Cove indoor waterpark recently opened. The conference is limited to the first 125 registrants. For more information and registration, check out the conference website --- www.hotelwaterparkconference.com.
Attendees will view not only the Industry Outlook & Trends but learn the details of several case studies including Caribbean Cove at Holiday Inn Indianapolis, Massanutten Timeshare Resort in Virginia, Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in New York as well as sessions on revenue-enhancement, construction costs and operating costs. There will also be a VIP Tour of Caribbean Cove indoor waterpark at the Holiday Inn, according to Jim Dora Jr of General Hotels Corporation, owner of the hotel.
The workshop agenda is filled with industry experts on everything from market analysis, economic feasibility, design-development, equity & debt financing, construction, pre-opening and operations. Featured speakers include: Jeff Coy, JLC Hospitality Consulting; Bill Haralson, William L. Haralson & Associates; Rick Root, World Waterpark Association; Jeff Nodorft, Ramaker & Associates; Rick Conner, American Consulting Inc; Ken Ellis, Aquatic Development Group; Chuck Neuman, Water Technology Inc; Dan South, Dome Technology Inc; Greg Crozier, Foiltec NA; Dave Bolwerk, OpenAire Inc; Bob Pace, Central Group Companies; Joe Blee, Christensen Insurance Group; Mike Conaghan, Marshall BankFirst; Dave Bauer, Virchow Krause & Co LLP and Bob Yow, CNL Income Corp.
Indianapolis-based architectural-engineering firm American Consulting Inc is co-producing the development workshop in conjunction with Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson, two leading authorities and founders of Hotel Waterpark Resort Research & Consulting. “The positive impacts of waterparks on the hotel industry and the popularity of these resorts make this conference an exciting ‘can’t-miss opportunity’ for developers and hotel owners alike,” declared American Consulting’s president Rick Conner.
“We’ve also invited several sponsors to participate with us because the waterslide and waterplay equipment manufacturers are so important in the development process,” said Haralson. “Workshop attendees will be able to talk about their dream projects with speakers and sponsors in a relaxed 2 ½ hour reception on Thursday evening.” Workshop sponsors include Amusement Leisure Worldwide, Aquatic Development Group, ProSlide, Ramaker & Associates, Water Technology Inc, WhiteWater West, OpenAire Inc, Schrickel Rollins and Associates, Wave Loch and Wizard Works.
For information and registration, go to www.hotelwaterparkconference.com or call toll-free 866-510-4797 for Carol Loggins.
Hotel Waterpark Resort