hotel water park industry information

Industry Information

The Hotel WaterPark industry is in an early stage of development as more hotel owners become aware of the opportunity to create a steady stream of customers and differentiate themselves from their competitors. The objective of this page is to highlight articles that provide significant, pertinent information for hotel owners looking for information on the development of waterparks and waterslides for their hotels.

recent Updates

Hotel Waterpark Resorts Workshop Set for March 10-13, 2009 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Several hundred waterpark resort owners, managers and developers from across the USA, Mexico & Canada are expected to meet in Wisconsin Dells WI March 10-13, 2009 at the Hotel Waterpark Resort Workshop --- How to Survive & Prosper in Turbulent Times. Due to the economy, the topics this year have shifted from new construction to the sharing of survival techniques by existing property owners and operators. [Read More]

Water Fun Shows A Bottom Line

By Peggy Lalor

During the 1950s and the 1960s, hoteliers began installing swimming pools at their properties in order to differentiate their hotels from competing hotels. With the addition of a pool, the hotel became more appealing to the weekend and holiday travelers, who filled hotel rooms when business travelers were gone. [Read More]

The Market Feasibility Study Process For Water park Resorts

By Bill Haralson & Jeff Coy

New technologies mean almost anything now can be built indoors. Here’s a look at the options available to waterpark operators. [Read More]

Outside In

By Jeff Coy

New technologies mean almost anything now can be built indoors. Here’s a look at the options available to waterpark operators. [Read More]

Dealing With the Economic Downturn: 10 Ideas for Hotels and Resorts

by David Sangree

What a difference a year makes. As a nation we find ourselves with rising unemployment, a declining housing market, and tight liquidity markets. As the financial crisis has become widespread, the hospitality industry has been similarly impacted with declining occupancy levels and slower or negative ADR growth. This article discusses 10 proactive strategies for hoteliers to adapt to the economic downturn and try to improve profitability in their hotels or resorts.    [Read More]

10 Trends Point the Way to Future Resort Development

By Jeff Coy

Ever since waterparks came indoors, under cover, and attached themselves to hotels, the hotel waterpark resort industry has continued to grow at an accelerating pace --- from 24% to 32% annually.  [Read More]

Is Water Conservation at Waterparks Considered Oxymoronic?

By Eric B. Hansen

Indoor waterpark resorts have continued to expand throughout North America with 107 open facilities in the United States and an additional 14 open facilities in Canada as of June, 2008.  [Read More]

Indoor Waterparks: Surfing a Wave in North America in ‘08

by David Sangree

Indoor waterpark resorts have continued to expand throughout North America with 107 open facilities in the United States and an additional 14 open facilities in Canada as of June, 2008.  [Read More]

Financing Your Indoor Waterpark Resort

by David Sangree

You have your plans and reports in hand and are ready to start your indoor waterpark resort. Where does the money come from? [Read More]

Fall Construction Report 2008

By Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson

During 2008, twenty-five (25) hotel waterpark construction projects resulted in 20 new hotels and 5 resort expansion facilities that opened or will open by year end, --- that’s down from fifty-five (55) construction projects we expected to open in 2008 as of report published last February. Just eight months ago, we estimated that 83 hotel waterparks would be under construction during 2008. Today, that estimate is reduced to 66. [Read More]

Indoor Water Parks Growing In Popularity

By Deborah Geigis Berry

On warm holiday weekends, it's not unusual to head for the water. But in the northeast, even when it's beautiful outside, it's increasingly popular to spend the day inside at an enclosed water park. [Read More]

Industry Experts

This page features information on the leading experts in the hotel waterpark industry. Including Jeff Coy, Bill Haralson, David Sangree and Dan Martin.

10 New Articles added!

Hotel Waterpark Resort Industry Report 2008

By Jeff Coy and Bill Haralson

Hotels and resorts with indoor waterparks are a small but rapidly-growing segment of the lodging, recreation and entertainment business....

Audio Interview with CEO Bruce Dalen (Download .mp3)

Featured on Hotel-Online, HotelWaterParks.com CEO Bruce Dalen describes how to increase occupancy and ADR with a waterpark feature.

Washing Away Occupancy Doldrums

Condo-hotels. Extended-stay properties. Boutique hotels. Here's another tip for a hot lodging segment: As 2005 begins, it is clear that waterpark resorts will fill not only pools and water slides, but rooms as well. Here is our forecast on the future of hotel waterpark resorts. Read More

Top

HotelWaterParks.com
#3, 1381 Hastings Crescent SE Calgary, Alberta Canada T2G 4C8
EMAIL: info@alwcanada.com