Mexico’s first Nickelodeon Resort gears up for opening
Grupo Lomas and Karisma Hotels & Resorts will immerse guests in the worlds of SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the launch of a new Nickelodeon Resort in June 2021.
Catering for fans of the popular children’s channel, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya will pair family-focused accommodation with an exceptional entertainment offering that includes Mexico’s largest waterpark.
From this month, travellers can book a stay at the June-opening scheme on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where a beachfront family stay will be brought to life by some of Nickelodeon’s best-loved characters.
The new resort will encompass 280 oceanfront swim-up suites, each offering ample space for a family of five, with family-friendly amenities including two bathrooms per suite and playful design elements inspired by Nickelodeon characters such as Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants. Four rooftop penthouse-style Signature Suites will include the popular Pineapple Suite and first-ever Turtle Lair Suite.
“After the huge success of the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, we could not be better poised to expand the brand experience with our resort with all oceanfront swim-up suites, along with themed experiences with an extended cast of 20 of your favourite Nickelodeon characters,” said Mario Mathieu, senior vice president of business development, design and construction of Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “This property features many firsts such as the new Turtle Lair Suite, even more dedicated entertainment spaces such as Snick Lounge and Mainstage, and the one-of-a-kind Aqua Nick with its epic slides, river rides and the teen-friendly Soak Summit, which will be a destination in itself.”
Family-focused resort experiences
Here, guests will have complimentary access to the six-acre themed water park Aqua Nick, which is adjacent to the resort, featuring 2,000 sq ft of slides and more than 1,820 sq ft of river rides including the fast-paced Adventure River. PAW Patrol Adventure Bay and Soak Summit are among the other notable facilities onsite.
Meanwhile, Nickelodeon Place will introduce guests to signature Nickelodeon characters in areas such as the kids’ free play zone Club Nick, which will be the setting for special themed days, a craft laboratory and surprise visits by Nickelodeon characters. The ‘90s inspired Snick Lounge will serve as a games room, sports lounge and live music venue.
Guests will also benefit from the resort’s World-Class Gourmet Inclusive Experience, which affords 24-hour in-room dining, and a range of drinking and dining options across six distinct restaurants. Adults can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails at three bars, while other resort amenities include a fitness centre and spa, which offers kids’ treatments as well.
A fruitful collaboration
This resort is being brought to the Riviera Maya by hospitality company Grupo Lomas, known for award-winning properties like El Dorado Spa Resorts.
“This year, Grupo Lomas celebrates its 40th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate it than with the opening of this property that reaffirms our commitment to Mexico and continues to generate investment and jobs by betting on the most innovative accommodation concepts worldwide that contribute to strengthen the leadership of the Mexican Caribbean,” said Dolores López Lira, chairman of the board of directors of Grupo Lomas.
“We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Grupo Lomas and Karisma Hotels & Resorts to open this incredible resort along a stunning stretch of white-sand beach, providing guests of all ages with an authentic vacation experience centred on five-star luxury, playfulness and the warm hospitality that makes Mexico such a beloved destination,” added Kevin Suh, president of themed entertainment at ViacomCBS.
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