Multigenerational Travel: Hotels and Resorts Make Room for Larger Families on Vacation
March 1, 2016
When was the last time Grandma and Grandpa tagged along on your family vacation? Traveling with grandparents makes for even more family fun: You can count on an extra hand, while also creating cherished family memories.
According to the US Family Travel Survey conducted by NYU’s School of Professional Studies, family and multigenerational travel has become one of the hottest and fastest-growing segments within the tourism industry. But more people in your party means you’ll need more space. Here are our top 4 hotels and resorts that go the extra mile to make sure that everyone in the family enjoys a wonderful, comfortable, vacation stay.
Walt Disney World
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort offers spacious family suites that sleep up to six Guests. Best of all, the suites are designed after the Disney·Pixar films Finding Nemo and Cars, as well as the Walt Disney film The Lion King. Everyone in your family will enjoy extra comfort and room to spread out as you’re surrounded by memorable movie scenes. The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort also offer spacious cabins that sleep up to 6 Guests and feature more than 500 square feet of living, dining and sleeping area, as well as a private patio with BBQ grill and picnic table.
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
It’s no surprise that Dolly Parton, who herself enjoyed the perks of a big family, offers several larger suite options at her DreamMore Resort in the Great Smoky Mountains. The two bedroom, three room suites feature a separate master bedroom with a king-size bed, a separate living room with queen-size sleeper sofa and a second bedroom with two queen beds. Individual baths and TVs are in each room. Up to eight guests will feel comfy and content in this deluxe suite, ensuring that everyone is rested and ready to go for a fun day at Dollywood.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
Instead of booking separate rooms, consider a multi-bedroom suite so vacation memories are made together. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa has recently unveiled its new ocean family suites boasting bunk beds, a king size bed, and a living room equipped with a pull out sofa bed accommodating up to six family members.
The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria
The Waldorf Astoria New York offers multi-bedroom suites featuring a living room, dining room, and kitchen so the whole family can gather together while visiting the vibrant city. Suite Specialists assist in booking an individually-appointed suite that fits each family’s needs