Offering guests chance to stay and play
Site-work is underway on the Funplex’s newest addition, a much-anticipated hotel at its Mount Laurel, NJ amusement and water park. The La Quinta and Hawthorn Suites dual-branded hotel is slated to open in the spring of 2023 with a combined 125 guest rooms.
Partnering with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, this unique, dual-brand hotel offers versatile lodging options for both business travelers as well as guests visiting The Funplex Mount Laurel. 57 of the rooms will feature the recently updated Hawthorn room design that includes modern, well-equipped kitchens for extended-stay guests. The hotel will also feature the newly refreshed room design from La Quinta’s Del Sol prototype in 68 rooms.
Introduced earlier this year, this new dual-brand hotel concept couples Wyndham’s upper-midscale brand, La Quinta, with its benchmark, extended-stay Hawthorn Suites brand and is designed to offer guest flexibility and streamline operational costs. It includes a shared lobby, a modern great room, fitness center, bar, and other amenities.
“Breaking ground on the new LaQuinta and Hawthorn Suites is the perfect start to our 25th Anniversary Season,” said Funplex owner Randy Lahn. “We look forward to providing Funplex guests, local travelers and business guests the ability to stay at the park.”
Since purchasing the property in 1997, Lahn has significantly invested over the years growing The Funplex from a mini-golf course and batting cage to a full amusement and water park. Featuring indoor and outdoor rides, a water park, restaurant, arcade, bowling, laser tag, go karts, and more, The Funplex Mount Laurel offers year-round fun. With the addition of a hotel and a 50% increase to the size of the waterpark in 2021, there appears to be no slowing to the Funplex’s growth.
“Partnering with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts enables us to offer a new resort experience to our guests,” said Funplex CEO Brian Williams. “With indoor and outdoor rides plus a water park, there is definitely two days of fun here at The Funplex Mount Laurel.”
Along with the new hotel, The Funplex secured a liquor license which will enable it to serve alcohol at the park in addition to the hotel, enhancing its event and food and beverage offerings.
The hotel was designed by Silvestri Architects PC from Amherst, NY and will be contracted by TWT Engineering.
All-Year Membership Passes are now on sale for $199 giving guests access to all the Funplex has to offer all year round. Visit thefunplex.com for hours, passes, and advance ticket purchases. Check back to the website soon for hotel construction updates.
The Funplex is a family-owned amusement park company with three locations along the East Coast. New in 2021, The Funplex added its third location, Funplex Myrtle Beach. Packing a big punch in a compact footprint, this new park features seven rides, a walk-up bar and restaurant, and hours of family entertainment just steps from the beach.
Since 1997, The Funplex operates two parks in New Jersey, offering a variety of family entertainment options from rides and slides to bowling and laser tag. In New Jersey, each park has over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activities; the Funplex guarantees fun 365 days a year for families and teens alike, regardless of the weather. Located in East Hanover and Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the Funplex is your go-to venue for birthday parties, corporate outings, and other important events.
With annual investments in marketable capital and convenient locations, The Funplex Amusement Parks continue to offer big park fun without the hassle, making The Funplex, your local place to splash, eat, ride and play!
About Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Travelers can keep their routines in check when staying longer at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham extended stay hotels in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Creating a welcoming, home-away-from-home experience is what Hawthorn Suites does best, thanks to spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, guest laundry facilities, evening social hours, and fitness centers. Homemade@Hawthorn, the brand’s in-room cooking program, offers tips, tricks, and easy recipes to help long-term guests take the guesswork out of cooking while traveling. For more information, visit www.hawthorn.com, and like Hawthorn on Facebook.
About La Quinta
With over 925 destinations in the Americas and Europe, the upper midscale La Quinta by Wyndham brand is a bright spot in every traveler’s journey. The brand offers thoughtful amenities, friendly service and consistently delivers an exceptional guest experience that keeps travelers waking up on the bright side. For more information, visit www.lq.com. Like and follow LQ on Facebook and YouTube. If you are interested in developing a hotel, please visit development.wyndhamhotels.com.