• Bigger and Better

     
    POSTED January 18, 2017
     

In case you haven’t heard the news, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Pocono Mountains is about to complete Phase II of the resort, which means it will soon be home to America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark. Upon completion, the true 220,000-square-foot waterpark expansion will include the following additions:

* Dungeons of Hout Bay Wave Pool

* Lazy River Expansion

* Screaming Hyena slide featuring a trap-door start that drops you into a near-vertical plunge at up to 25 miles per hour

* Sahara Sidewinder, an indoor looping waterslide, will take you from high above on a 250-plus-foot journey to an amazing splashdown below

* Coral Cove kids’ play area

* Taken from the local name for Victoria Falls in southern Africa, "The Smoke That Thunders" promises to deliver an unforgettable waterslide experience

* Kenya's Korkscrew zig-zag slide

* The Cheetah Race mat slide

* Zig Zag Zebra tunnel slide

* Additional Swim-Up Bar

* New Cabana Island will offer guests a prime location to call home base while they splish splash the day away

The expansion will also bring the following amenities for guests to enjoy:

* 520 new rooms, which equates to nearly 1,000 guest rooms in the resort, featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom suites

* 30,000-square-foot extension to the family entertainment center, offering 60,000 total square feet of dry fun

* Gorilla Grove Treetop Outdoor Aerial Adventure Park (now open)

* Kalahari Fitness and Training Center

With the addition of the three new dining options, America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark will offer 12 dining options for guests. Phase II dining additions include:

* Double Cut Charcoal Grill/Liquor Bar, the signature steak house experience

* Sortino's Italian Kitchen, featuring wood-fired pizza and fun family dining

* Marrakesh Market

The distinction of America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark surpasses the current titleholder—Kalahari Resorts’ location in Sandusky, Ohio.

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

The Opus Westchester, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, made its debut in late spring 2021, offering 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Anyone attending a meeting there this summer will want to try this cocktail, a sophisticated warm-weather elixir that’s served exclusively in the Lobby Lounge. 

 

Set along the Massachusetts coast on the Lower Cape of Cape Cod, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers a dazzling variety of amenities and attractions for groups. For starters, the 429-acre property has two distinctive sides: The upscale Mansion, originally built in 1912, offers 121 premium guest units, ranging in size and style from a 480-square-foot guest room to multilevel two- and three-bedroom villas. Meanwhile, The Villages Villas, with 216 guest rooms, including 1,400-square-foot villas, puts guests in the heart of the sprawling property.