Schlitterbahn announces year-round indoor water park hotel for South Padre Island

Posted Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Schlitterbahn, respected worldwide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, announces plans for a new 221 room, year-round entertainment resort destination - Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre Island, Texas.

Located on the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico at the former location of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, this exciting new beachfront resort destination includes lodging, retail, restaurants, a year-round indoor / outdoor convertible Waterpark, new slides and rides and special access to the award-winning Schlitterbahn Beach outdoor Waterpark. The first phase of this project is scheduled to open summer of 2012.

Not only will hotel guests enjoy the new spacious upscale accommodations, but resort guests will also receive a variety of VIP amenities including unlimited use of the Waterpark for the duration of their stay, extended use of select park rides and attractions, beach access amenities, Wi-Fi and free onsite parking.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to develop our new upscale waterpark hotel concept right here on South Padre Island,” explained Jeff Henry, principal for the Schlitterbahn Development Group. “Our team has been working on the creation and design of this world-class destination for more than two years and we are excited to be announcing this project today. Without the support and financial commitment of our partner, American National Insurance Company, and the local government, the realization of this dream could not have become a reality.”

The Schlitterbahn Beach Resort is expected to entertain hundreds of thousands of guests per year and will create several hundred new jobs, providing an economic boost to the region.

Additional resort and attraction information, including new Waterpark technology, will be announced as the project’s development continues.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:35 AM

It may just be me, but wouldn't an indoor water park be better suited for someplace that doesn't have a 79.6 degree average temperature?

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Friday, February 3, 2012 9:40 AM

Not an educated theory by any means, but I'd guess that the area lends itself more to year-round tourism than the other three. Plus, even with the warmer climate, the current park is still open less than 6 months out of the year.

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