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The Radisson Albuquerque Earns Proclamation from New Mexico Governor
 Bill Richardson on Opening of First Indoor Waterpark in New Mexico

March 12th 2010 Named SplashtasticTM Day for the State of New Mexico.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 17, 2010 -- The Executive office of the State of New Mexico proclaimed Splashtastictm Day on March 12, 2010 in honor of the opening of the new 30,000 sq. foot indoor Water Park at the Radisson Albuquerque Hotel & Water Park.  Governor Bill Richardson issued the proclamation stating the following:
 
“Whereas, the State of New Mexico congratulates the Radisson Hotel and Water Park on its grand- opening of the only indoor Water Park in New Mexico; and
 
Whereas, more than 300 New Mexicans contributed to the completion of this Water Park and more than 60 New Mexicans will be employed to operate it; and
 
Whereas, this unique attraction will be an asset in increasing tourism in New Mexico; and
 
Whereas, this Splashtaculartm Water Park will bring fun and joy to the hearts of children, and their parents, from New Mexico and all who visit:
 
Now, Therefore I, Bill Richardson, Governor of the State of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim March 12th, 2010 as “Splashtastictm Day” throughout the State of New Mexico.” 
 
Jim Metzger, the general manager of the Radisson Hotel & Water Park commented, “We are deeply appreciative of the great honor that Governor Richardson has bestowed upon the Radisson Albuquerque Hotel and Water Park.  This proclamation recognizes the contribution that the Water Park has made to the citizens of New Mexico and the enjoyment that is yet to come!” “the State of New Mexico and city officials in Albuquerque have been very helpful throughout the process of building and preparing this wonderful facility.   March 12 is our opening day and we look forward to welcoming New Mexicans for a Splashtastictm family fun experience and sharing the excitement with families visiting from throughout the country.”  
 
The Water Park’s fun pool features include:
  • a 63,895-gallon lazy river and double slide plunge pool;
  • 298’ raft slide and 237’ tube slide;
  • 32,235-gallon kids’ activity pool;
  • 12,577-gallon wading pool with play structure for younger children;
  • 8,690-gallon indoor/outdoor adult whirlpool spa;
  • 57,230 gallon dual FlowRider™ Wave Rider.
  • 6 water play features including a 55-gallon Super Splash Bucket, three Basketball Hoops, Waterfalls, Spray features, and Inner Tubes.
  • Maximum capacity of approximately 724 people in pools and 344 on the Mezzanine.
  • The tower height is 34’, raft slide is 298’, enclosed tube slide is 237’.
  • Maintained using MIOX State-of-the-Art “green” water disinfection system.

Reservations for overnight Water Park packages are available for the facility which will be open weekends, holidays and school calendar breaks. Overnight packages include hotel accommodations, arcade tokens and four Water Park passes.   Reservations can be made online at www.radisson.com/albuquerquenm and www.waterparknewmexico.com or by calling Radisson Reservations toll free number at 800-395-7046 or the Radisson Hotel & Water Park directly at 505-888-3311.
 
The Radisson Albuquerque Hotel & Water Park is independently owned and operated by River Hospitality Management, www.riverhospitality.com as a franchisee of Radisson® Hotels & Resorts. The hotel features 280 newly remodeled guest rooms, with spectacular mountain vistas; 26,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting, conference and banquet event space; an atrium pool and spa; complimentary Wi-Fi and airport shuttle.  It is conveniently located in the midtown business district, near the I-40 and I-25 interchange, just minutes from Albuquerque’s Sunport International Airport, Old Town, downtown and the Uptown shopping belt.   The hotel now features a 30,000 square-foot indoor Water Park creating the only Water Park and family entertainment complex in New Mexico.   
 
About River Hospitality Management
River Hospitality Management is a hospitality management company that strives for successful management partnerships through offering a unique blend of integrated disciplines, experienced leadership and multiple resources.   A focus to improve guest service quality, inspire staff performance and ignite revenue production creates a sustainable model for increased profit margins and enhanced asset value under a variety of ownership structures. www.riverhospitality.com  
 
About Radisson Hotels
Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading, full-service hotel brands, offers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is defined by its distinctive “Yes I Can!: service philosophy. Radisson includes more than 420 locations in 73 countries. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,055 locations in 77 countries under the brands of Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson® Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites by CarlsonSM and Park Inn®.
 
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Contact:

Christine C. Hamblin
River Hospitality Management
chamblin@riverhm.com 

Arthur “Coop” Cooper
Radisson Albuquerque Hotel & Water Park
Acooper@radissonabq.com
505-889-490

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