Some of the details of the King's Pointe Resort are beginning to emerge in a new website dedicated to the hotel/waterpark development, kingspointeresort.com.
Pricing is projected at $89-$119 for queen/king standard rooms at the hotel, the high-end pricing being for lakefront walkouts. Family suites will run $119-149 a night, and two-bedroom suites will go for $189, according to the website. (The prices are subject to change.)
Hotel guests will receive free admission to the indoor waterpark. Public ticket prices are not listed on the site.
Hotel rooms will include free wireless and wired internet access, coffee maker, iron, hairdryer, cable TV and pay-per-view movies. Suites also include microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms will be smoke-free.
Group reservations are being taken for dates beginning next summer. Individual reservations begin in January 2007.
The Regatta Grille in the lodge will include a lakeside dining pati, along with a fire pit gathering place for the evenings. The restaurant is designed in tiers for a lake view. The exhibition kitchen features a wood-fire grill, according to the website. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is open to hotel guests and the public. Take out orders will also be available to enjoy even on boats.
The outdoor waterpark will feature six lap lanes, diving boards, zero-depth entry, kiddie spray island, and family slide. A floatable walk is planned. Shaded tables will surround the pool for relaxing sun breaks.
A second outdoor body of water features more extreme fun. Two speed slides will offer an intense 3.3 second drop, and one of Iowa's longest water slides will offer 420 feet of adventure plus rider-selected virtual experiences. The splash bowl ride and a Lazy River tube ride are also being built.
The indoor waterpark offers over 17,000 square feet of climate-controlled fun. Three slides will wind through the waterpark - and one even takes a quick trip outside! One slide offers a virtual adventure through interactive sights and sounds. At the touch of a button, the rider can select from 12 different experiences, the website says.
Young children will enjoy the zero-depth entry, spray ground, and play structures. The family can enjoy water basketball, floatable lily pads, and a climbing wall. There's also a water channel for a lounging ride or a short resistance workout.
A party room can be booked for family events.
Several ammenities are being planned for King's Pointe. A spa is tentatively planned for future development, to offer massages, facials, manicures, pedicures.
Kid's programming is planned to include a Kid's Buffet during most weekends and peak travel periods, with supervised age-appropriate activities.
A fitness room, video arcade and gift shop with King's Pointe gear are planned. King's Pointe pre-paid gift cards will be available to be used like cash throughout the resort.
The Awaysis Ballroom can host meetings and events for up to about 300 guests, including weddings.
Visitors to the new website, at kingspointeresort.com will be able to sign up for automatic notification of developments at the resort, city officials say.