FRANKENMUTH MI – March 5, 2016 – Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark has been recognized as a winner in the Hotels for Families category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels, ranking number 18 out of 25 in the nation. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.
“The entire city of Frankenmuth is one of Michigan’s top family-friendly destinations,” said Zehnder’s Chairman and CEO Al Zehnder. “Our $20 million expansion of the hotel and waterpark two years ago has given many more families the opportunity to play and stay together. We are thrilled with the national recognition and applaud our staff for the excellent and thoughtful service they provide our guests.” The Traveler’s Choice Awards is the highest honor given by TripAdvisor. Zehnder’s is the only property in Michigan to receive the award.
“We congratulate the properties that have won Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “As travelers consider where to book their next trip, they should be sure to check out these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”
To see TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark go to TripAdvisor for Zehnder’s.
For all of the 2016 Travelers’ Choice winners, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.
Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.
The Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, 90 miles north of Detroit, is one of the state’s top tourist destinations with more than 3 million visitors each year. In addition to its 1,500 seat restaurant that offers a marketplace, bakery and gift store, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth owns and operates Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark, Zehnder’s Restaurant and retail marketplace, and the 18-hole championship golf course, The Fortress. Learn more about Zehnder’s at www.zehnders.com, or call 800-863-7999, for central reservations for dining, golf, meetings and lodging.
Media Contact for Zehnder’s: Linda Kelly, 800-863-7999, ext. 415.; email@example.com
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