Hotels.com® Picks Hotel Water Parks for Every Age Group Vacations at hotel water parks add a splash of adventure at any age

DALLAS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A hotel pool can make or break your vacation during the hot summer months. Luckily, some hotel properties deliver this essential summer amenity in the grandest of ways—an on-site water park. The number of water parks attached to hotels continues to grow and there are great options for travelers of all ages, according to online travel accommodation booking expert Hotels.com®.

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"Right now we are in the peak vacation season, but no hot, sweaty summer vacation is complete without a place to cool off," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "There are plenty of hotels with water parks directly on the property grounds, which are a fantastic vacation option for travelers of all ages and for multi-generational trips."

Bigger and Wetter – Best for children 2-6
Schlitterbahn Beach Resort - South Padre Island, TX
Everything is bigger in Texas, and this beach and water park combination resort is no exception.  Comprised of a heated indoor and outdoor water park along with white sandy beaches, this energetic hotel resort is overflowing with fun.  In total, there are four water coasters, two five-story slides, tidal wave rivers and a kid sandcastle that is the jaw-dropping centerpiece of the park. The indoor Carousel and gaming area only add to the excitement.  South Padre Island itself is a phenomenon, with its warm waters on the Gulf of Mexico and accessibility to water sports like boating, fishing and jet-skiing.  The up-and-coming vacation location is one of the many reasons for Texas' rise in popularity. 

Action-Packed Paradise - Best for children 6-12
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells - Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Great Wolf Lodge is like a ski vacation and summer camp combined.  The three pools and water park are staffed by seasoned lifeguards, so kids can hang out while Mom and Dad catch up in the whirling North and South Hot Springs™.  Kids will love jetting ride after ride through the water park, from the secret tree house to the slippery slopes and thrilling water cannons.  Later when it's time to relax, little ones can head over to their own personal spa to be pampered from a long day of activity.

Nature's Playground - Best for Teenagers
Hope Lake Lodge and Indoor Water Park - Cortland, NY
With access to a state-of-the-art water park as well as natural mountain-scapes, Hope Lake Lodge is perfect for teen explorers to get adventurous on and off property.  Containing more than 150,000 gallons of water and over 500 feet of winding slides, the Hope Lake Lodge's indoor water park, Cascades, is open year-round.  The wild tube slides are fast and addicting and the wave pool beckons adventurers to test its fury.  The outdoor grounds have just as must action going on as inside: sand volleyball on Hope Lake Beach, zip-lining, mountain biking, boating, hiking, fishing and golfing are offered for the outdoorsy family that wants (and can have) it all.

The Thrill of Chill – Best for Adults
Grand Bahia Principe JamaicaRunaway Bay, Jamaica
The ultimate chill getaway for adults is just a plane ride away to beautiful Jamaica. Grand Bahia Principe is an all-inclusive resort equipped with three outdoor pools connected by a lazy river pass.  Couples can spend the entire day floating in the lazy river and sipping rum punch at the swim-up bar.  The pool is just steps from the welcoming Caribbean sands of the resort's private beach to lounge or pursue kayaking, snorkeling or windsurfing.  The resort itself is close to many iconic Jamaican aquatic attractions such as the mysterious Green Grotto caves, exhilarating Dunn's River Falls and majestic Dolphin Cove.   

To book these resorts before they slide away, try the Hotels.com mobile booking app on-the-go with your Smartphone or tablet.

Press contacts:
Mary Apesos – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 593-6310
Email: mary.apesos@finnpartners.com     
Twitter: @finntravel

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC

About Hotels.com®

Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through the Expedia, Inc. global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with 205,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There are more than 7 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading loyalty program Welcome Rewards®, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference. Travelers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded at www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/ enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced in 31 individual country editions, with North American data available at www.hotel-price-index.com. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hotels.comUS, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/hotelsdotcom. Hotels.com, LP is part of Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands. 

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