Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hershey Lodge Announces New Indoor Pool Complex

(Hershey, PA – March 3, 2016) – Hershey Lodge is pleased to announce that it will open “Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge,” an innovative indoor pool complex. Slated to open Memorial Day 2016, the new complex will include two indoor pools, a fitness center, game room, food and beverage offerings including a full bar and wait staff, event space, whirlpool and bathrooms.

The theming of the facility will include Hershey’s Product Characters and elements reflecting The Boardwalk at Hersheypark. Features of the aquatic facility include:
  • Two zero entry pools
  • Twizzlers Twists Slides
  • Reese’s Water Walk
  • Water play structure
  • Outdoor splash pad
The entire new complex will measure 30,000 square feet, with the aquatic facility measuring 20,000 square feet. The capacity of the complex is 781 people.

“Our team is thrilled to announce the construction of Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge,” said Frank Gilbert, general manager of Hershey Lodge. “We take guest feedback very seriously and are excited to offer an upgraded indoor pool experience. With the new fitness facility and game room, we are confident our guests will enjoy the complex year-round.”

Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge will replace the current indoor and lower outdoor pools. The upper outdoor pool will continue its existing operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. During construction, the fitness center will be relocated to an alternate location on property for Hershey Lodge guests. Aquatic facilities will not be available for guests until its anticipated opening date of Memorial Day 2016.

Hershey Lodge is partnering with Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. and Water Tech for design and architecture. Pyramid Construction is the building contractor. The estimated cost for the project is $13 million.

Hershey Lodge welcomes guests with 665 guest rooms, four unique dining options, recreation, activities and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space. An official resort of Hersheypark, all Hershey Lodge guests enjoy the benefits of the Hershey Resorts Advantage including the best price on Park tickets, complimentary shuttle service to and from the Park, early Park admission and more. For additional information, or on Facebook at