MIAMI — Mexico’s first Nickelodeon Resort, set to open in spring/summer 2019, will feature all oceanfront swim-up suites, infinity pool penthouses and one of the destination’s largest water attractions.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, representing Mexico’s first and only Gourmet Inclusive Nickelodeon resort, will mark the second resort opening in the collection of five-star experiential resorts, following the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts is a partnership between Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks. Karisma manages Nickelodeon properties in the same way it manages El Dorado and Azul Beach Resorts properties.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya says it will “further reimagine the art of hospitality to deliver nonstop fun and entertainment”, with one of the destination’s largest water attractions, every suite offering ocean views and private swim-ups, memorable character experiences, and world-class cuisine as a part of Karisma’s renowned Gourmet Inclusive Experience.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya will offer 276 oceanfront swim-up Pad Suites and Flat Suites, plus four large Nickelodeon-themed signature Penthouses perched on the top floor of two modern six-storey buildings.
The Penthouses are being designed in accordance with favourite Nickelodeon content and characters including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants.
All four Penthouses boast infinity pool swim-up access and oceanfront views of the property’s secluded white sand beach along the Caribbean Sea.
At the centre of the property, Aqua Nick offers 500,000 square feet of family fun including a lazy river, waterslides, a splash park, an interactive water playground for toddlers and mini relaxation pools.
At Nickelodeon Place in the heart of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, guests of all ages can meet and mingle with Nickelodeon characters such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Within Nickelodeon Place is Club Nick, a hangout for kids; Plaza Orange, for music, games and tropical fun; and Mainstage, a theatre for hosting an array of immersive entertainment experiences.
Other resort amenities include a fitness centre and spas featuring everything from kids’ treatments to individual suites, couple’s suites, a luxurious bridal suite and outdoor treatment areas.
“We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Karisma Hotels & Resorts and open this incredible resort along a stunning stretch of white sand beach, providing guests with an authentic vacation experience centered on five-star luxury, playfulness and the warm hospitality that makes Mexico such a beloved destination” said Gerald Raines, Senior VP, Location Based Experiences for Viacom International Media Networks.
“With Viacom Global Insights reporting that 70% of kids find family time one of the most important sources of happiness, we’re excited to offer a fun destination that gives them a world-class family experience they won’t ever forget.”
Armando Chomat, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Karisma Hotels & Resorts added: “Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya is destined to become a new favorite vacation spot for guests of all ages. The resort represents our 10th property in the Riviera Maya; it’s a significant and exciting milestone in our portfolio, and it is an honour to be doing it with a renowned partner like Viacom. With Aqua Nick, top-notch gourmet cuisine, and all oceanfront swim-up suites, this property will take vacationing to the next level.”
Under Karisma’s industry-leading Gourmet Inclusive Experience, world-class food and beverages will be served at six distinct restaurants with options for every taste, from the seafront Yacht Club to an authentic Mexican cantina at Espadin. The Bikini Bottom gourmet corner is ideal for a fast-casual midday meal or snack. Much of the resort’s organic produce will be sourced directly from Karisma’s 76,000-square-foot Greenhouse located next door at El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya, a Spa Resort by Karisma.
Four bars on property include The Bar, Bikini Bottom Bar and two swim-up bars. There’s also a lively Lobby Lounge will be a family-centric hub with music, entertainment, and broadcasts of live sporting events.