A themed hotel offering the delights of Aztec temple ruins and jungle animals has opened at Surrey theme park, Chessington World of Adventures Resort.
The 69-bedroom Azteca hotel is aimed at attracting families to stay over and visit the theme park over two days. It is owned and operated by the resort and joins the 64-bedroom Chessington Safari hotel, which until May was branded as a Holiday Inn.
The fully themed bedrooms, with separate kids' sleeping area, will offer guests the opportunity to receive a wake-up call from Mojo the macaw who can impersonate his fellow zoo-mates, including sea lions, as well as the sounds of laughter, whistling and burping.
Linda Berggren, supervisor of animal training at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said: "Our new Azteca hotel will offer visitors an interactive experience like no other. With views from the bedroom windows looking out onto a whole host of our amazing animals roaming outside, this hotel is truly unique and offers a real sense of getting close to nature whilst also transporting you into a whole new mystical world."
Facilities include the Temple bar and restaurant and the Savannah Splash zone. Rates start at £199 for a family four on a bed and breakfast basis, including a two-day ticket to the resort.
Hotel operations director Robert Wright is overseeing both the Azteca and Safari hotels.