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Owners invested more than $8 million in renovation project on the Island in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas, May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS -- May 1, 2019 -- Located between the beach and the bay, the island destination you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Awarded “Best Hotel” on the South Texas Gulf Coast by the Texas Travel Industry Association in 2018, the property formerly known as Schlitterbahn® Riverpark & Resort Corpus Christi is now Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn® Waterpark, and is reimagined, redefined and rediscovered, with new year-round offerings and high-tech entertainment. 

The Texas Coast serves as the inspiration for Waves Resort Corpus Christi. From the gentle caress of the soothing warm breeze to the awe and excitement of the ocean waves, the new resort and waterpark evoke the same emotions. The new owners have committed their Texas-sized heart and resources to ensure that Waves Resort Corpus Christi will be the island jewel it is destined to be. Diamond Beach Holdings, LLC, has invested more than $8 million in infrastructure improvements to update the property and make it the perfect place for families, travelers, and convention-goers.

Waves Resort Corpus Christi now offers year-round entertainment and meeting spaces including the coastal bend’s first of its kind video gaming lounge and Esports training facility; skyline terrace and vista ballrooms with the best views on the island for celebrations and conferences; a reclaimed wood bar with ping-pong and pool tables; special meeting space for group bingo and casino nights, a bark park with shady trees, an obstacle course, and benches to rest with your furry friends; and inventive cuisine at Eats Epicurea Restaurant & Bar, which offers themed dinner nights, the largest wine list on the island and a Sunday Jazz brunch with Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Eats Epicurea won The Bend Magazine's 2019 Brunch On The Bay "Best Brunch" title last month. Cozy up year-round with your family and friends with your favorite drink in our mid-century contemporary great room with a fireplace.

Additionally, the property now includes an improved golf driving range and practice facility led by a PGA-certified golf professional. Schlitterbahn® Waterpark has lush tropical landscaping, ride updates and the addition of a 42-foot outdoor movie theater with a swim-up bar.

“We are delighted to announce our new name, logo, and brand and showcase this gorgeous property. When we started this project, we promised Christi Corpus and guests a property the community could be proud of, and we’ve more than delivered on that commitment,” said Jennifer Hoff, Diamond Beach Holdings, LLC Vice President.  “After nearly a year of renovations with both cosmetic and structural improvements, we’re confident the new name and brand exemplify all  the Texas Coast and resort have to offer. We’re very excited about the new resort, and we look forward to welcoming everyone as they enjoy fun and relaxation twelve months a year."

Waves Resort Corpus Christi is the new island center for entertainment featuring 91 spacious rooms and suites on 100 acres of coastal landscape and offers a variety of lodging options with high ceilings, terraces, and wrap-around porches with beautiful views of the amenities, grounds and surrounding Laguna Madre Bay.

"This fabulous resort located between the beach and the bay offers everything you need for year-round fun and relaxation,” said Stephanie Pickett, Waves Resort Corpus Christi General Manager. “We’ve been working around the clock to get the property ready to greet our guests and neighbors. Waves Resort is reimagined, redefined and rediscovered as the new island center for entertainment, and we know it will exceed your expectations.”


 About Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn® Waterpark

Diamond Beach Holdings, LLC operates Waves Resort Corpus Christi, the island center for entertainment. The expansive 91-room resort complex features a Schlitterbahn® Waterpark, a Video Gaming Lounge and Esports training facility, an award-winning full-service restaurant, event and banquet space with a rooftop terrace, and an outdoor movie theater. The complex also has a bark park, golf driving range, two practice bunkers and a putting green, hosts concerts and special events, and serves as a premier entertainment destination in Texas. The resort was awarded “Best Hotel” on the South Texas Gulf Coast by the Texas Travel Industry Association in 2018 and Eats Epicurea Restaurant & Bar won The Bend Magazine's 2019 Brunch On The Bay "Best Brunch" title.



Lisa Marie Barocas
Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn® Waterpark

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