KeyLime Cove Named America's #1 Family Hotel by TripAdvisor

Chicagoland Indoor Waterpark Resort Responds With Guest Appreciation Rate

GURNEE, Ill., May 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel website, has announced its top Travelers' Choice® Hotels for Families, naming KeyLime Cove® Indoor Waterpark Resort the #1 Family Hotel in the U.S. and #2 worldwide. The 10th annual TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions posted on TripAdvisor by travelers from around the world. Top hotels for families were determined based on properties that were most highly rated by people who traveled with their family.

In appreciation, KeyLime Cove is offering a special 20 percent discount off its most popular suite style, the Queen Deluxe Stateroom, for two consecutive nights now through June 24, 2012. This special appreciation rate and further details can be found exclusively on the TripAdvisor website.

"With the help of millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world's most outstanding hotels with the Travelers' Choice Awards," said Christine Peterson, president, TripAdvisor for Business. "Recognizing the best of the best based on traveler feedback and reviews, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers' Choice winners."

"We are honored. There can be nothing more rewarding than being recognized by our own guests as the very best," said Dale McFarland, general manager of KeyLime Cove. "We appreciate our guests for their continued patronage and for taking the time to share their reviews of our hotel, amenities and guest service on TripAdvisor. As a thank you to our guests, we have launched a special rate exclusively on the TripAdvisor website."

Recently the popular Chicagoland indoor waterpark resort was recognized by Aquatics International with the "Best of Aquatics" award in the waterpark resort category for 2011, as well as eMarketer of the Year by TravelClick and Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for the second year in a row. The property is known locally for its community involvement and has received several local accolades including "Best Place to Work."

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About KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

KeyLime Cove is an island-inspired family vacation destination less than an hour drive from Chicago and Milwaukee. As The Official Resort of Six Flags Great America, the year-round resort features 414 suites and staterooms and offers a complete family vacation without ever leaving the property. Created to be an American coastal experience just a short drive from home, the resort's entertainment and amenities include a 65,000 square-foot, 84-degree tropical-themed indoor waterpark; an arts, crafts and activities center for kids; an 8,000 square-foot arcade; multiple restaurants including D.W. Anderson's Eatery and Ice Cream Parlor and The Crazy Toucan Margarita Grille; Paradise Mist Spa; The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa; and 6,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. An abundance of fun is found around every corner, including the uniquely themed interior, arts, crafts, interactive festivities, shops and street vendors. KeyLime Cove is operated by Madison, Wis. based S&L Hospitality, a hotel and resort management company with a niche in indoor waterpark resorts.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community n the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

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