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Das Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos erhielt
bereits 2003 einen im Piraten-Stil
gestalteten Kinderbereich und gab
damit die Richtung vor.

Hotel Operations:
Wellness Followed
Closely by Water Fun
When we think of hotel facilities in
the Alps, we usually picture images
of skiing, luxurious wellness services
and a cozy log hut atmosphere. Many
hotel operations however now offer
much more, with operators looking
for ways to expand the appeal of their
hotels beyond the limited winter sport
season. The trend these days is toward
year-round services and attractions
providing a thrill factor equivalent in

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terms of sophistication and appeal to
that of winter sports. An increasing
number of hotels are relying on familyfriendly water-based facilities with
action attractions, a development we can
observe above all in Austria, Switzerland
and South Tyrol.

Alpine region as the
Austria actually leads the way in this
regard. In recent years for instance,
Aquarena alone has equipped some
50 to 60 hotels with slides and

Body2Racer at the
Turmbergbad Karlsruhe

water attractions here. Manfred
Schmudermayer, Managing Director
of the Austrian branch of Aquarena
Freizeitanlagen GmbH, tells us that
going back decades Aquarena was
already supplying the first hotel
operations set up by the Falkensteiner
group with attraction facilities. But the
actual general change in thinking began
in the industry only a few years ago.
A real trendsetter in this segment
consists of the so-called Kinderhotel
brand ("children's hotels"), for which
adventure attractions aimed at younger
target groups are already an integral
feature from the start. One notable
example of this can be found in the
village of Gerlos, a community of some
800 residents in the Zillertal region
of Tyrol. Even in this small town there
are no less than three hotels with slide
facilities. Hotel Alpenhof boasts an


Body²Racer is all
about an exciting and
high speed race for 2

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