Family Vacation Critic shares the most anticipated family resorts, and top hotel trends, of the year
Ewing, NJ – March 12, 2015 – Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has compiled a list of the five most anticipated family hotels launching in 2015, along with the top hotel amenities being offered to families.
“We’re thrilled to see hotels incorporating perks that we’ve found to be especially important to parents,” says Lissa Poirot, editor of Family Vacation Critic. “Hotels are targeting families through everything from family-sized rooms to free Wi-Fi and interactive entertainment options – all amenities that families not only appreciate, but actively pursue.”
This year’s hotel trends touch on three of the most important hotel perks for parents traveling with kids, as highlighted in a poll of Family Vacation Critic’s Family Travel Parent Panel*: close proximity to family-friendly attractions and restaurants, on-site pools and complimentary Wi-Fi.
New family hotels launching in 2015 include:
o Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark – Tannersville, PA (Opening April 2015)
Family Amenities: The largest indoor waterpark and family entertainment center in the Northeast, with seven pools, 13 waterslides and a surf simulator. On-site attractions include an indoor ropes course, laser tag, mini golf and three restaurants. Suites can sleep up to 14 guests.
o Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows – Orlando, FL (Opening April 2015)
Family Amenities: The new Bungalows will sleep up to eight guests, with exclusive access to a new plunge pool. The Deluxe Studios will be the largest at the Walt Disney World Resort, sleeping up to five guests — with the option to connect rooms – and will also have kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms.
o LEGOLAND Hotel – Winter Haven, FL (Opening May 2015)
Family Amenities: Themed rooms (Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure) with separate sleeping areas for parents and children, and an on-site restaurant, pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Resort entertainment features interactive experiences, such as Master Model Builder Sessions, and nightly entertainment.
o Courtyard Anaheim Downtown – Anaheim, CA (Opening July 2015)
Family Amenities: Located within walking distance of Disneyland, and featuring a 20,000 square foot outdoor waterpark, the hotel will also offer an on-site restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms sleep up to six, with bunk beds and spacious bathrooms for families.
o Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains – Pocono Manor, PA (Opening Summer 2015)
Family Amenities: Indoor and outdoor waterparks with a lazy river, water coaster, whirlpools and more – plus a family entertainment center with video games, mini-bowling and mini golf. The resort will also offer a variety of on-site restaurants and suites that sleep up to 12.
For more information on new hotels opening in 2015, visit Family Vacation Critic’s guide to the Best New Family Hotels in 2015.
* Full Poll Results: What is most important when choosing a hotel for your family? (1) Budget-friendly price; (2) Close proximity to family-friendly attractions and restaurants; (3) On-site pool; (4) Kids stay and/or eat free programs; (5) Complimentary Wi-Fi. Poll results from the summer of 2014, based on 286 responses.
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