THE WOODLANDS, TX (July, 2014) - One of the top ten pool destinations for families in North America according to 10Best.com, a division of USA Today Travel, is elevating its level of interactive aquatic fun. The Woodlands Resort® officially announced today its new highly-anticipated lazy river is now open.
The new 1,005-foot lazy river winds its way through the acclaimed Houston area resort's Forest Oasis Waterscape™ surrounded by lush natural foliage and plenty of opportunity to be splashed. As riders enter the river, a majestic mosaic by Houston artist Denise Liebl greets them. The beauty of Herons, Egrets, Kingfishers and other wildlife found in the uninterrupted waterways of The Woodlands is unveiled to riders as they drift amid the serene setting. Guests may also stop during their trip along the lazy river to get out and enjoy a refreshing ride down the resort's new plunge slide, landing in the lazy lagoon pool.
The new lazy river adds to the oasis of fun at the resort, which includes favorites such as two-story spiraling double water slides, lagoon-style pools, waterfalls, underwater music and murals and Puffy's Sprayground™, a synchronized water experience with waterspouts and fountains.
"The addition of the lazy river truly makes our Forest Oasis Waterscape one of the ultimate water experiences of any resort in the nation," said Greg Parsons, General Manager and Vice President of Hospitality for The Woodlands Resort. "Whether guests are looking to enjoy the thrills of racing down our 30-foot waterslides, playing with their little ones in our sprayground or floating their cares away in our new lazy river, a fun, relaxing and refreshing experience is available for all!"
The addition of the new lazy river is part of The Woodlands Resort's $60-million expansion and renovation, which also includes the opening of a new guest room wing and high-end steak house and updating of the property's 60,000 square-foot conference center. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is owned by a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC).
Those wanting to experience the new lazy river and one of "America's Most Family Friendly Resorts" as recently named by Fox News, are invited to make reservations at The Woodlands Resort by calling 866-361-5674 or by booking via the resort's website at www.woodlandsresort.com.
About The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Nestled in 28,000 acres of forest preserves north of Houston, yet easily accessible from I-45, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is an award-winning property, which caters to conferences, business travelers and families with the highest quality conference facilities and resort amenities. Guests at the property enjoy deluxe accommodations, three restaurants and bar, two on-property golf courses, a full-service spa and Forest Oasis Waterscape™ with a two-story waterslide tower, flowing waterfalls, pop fountains and underwater music and murals. The property's 60,000-square-foot conference center, approved by the International Association of Conference Centers, combines natural beauty and high-tech convenience to create an unparalleled meeting and event venue. Most meeting space offers natural light and views of the lake or forest. The conference center also houses two full-service business centers and an executive-level floor with private boardroom. Other resort amenities include on-property indoor and outdoor tennis courts, fitness facility, access to 194 miles of hike-and-bike trails and nearby shopping and entertainment. The resort is currently undergoing a $60 million dollar renovation and expansion including 184 new guestrooms, a new steakhouse restaurant, new lazy river and renovation of 222 guestrooms, meeting space and public areas. To learn more, visit http://www.woodlandsresort.com, call 866-361-5674, or stay connected with The Woodlands Resort online via our , or pages.
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