After over a quarter century in the Orlando market, Nick is no more, because the former Nickelodeon Suites Resort is now officially known as the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired the Nickelodeon-themed hotel (which was Orlando’s last major Nick-branded attraction since the cable channel exited Universal Orlando) and has rechristened it as the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark effective June 1. The 777-room, all-suite hotel is the largest property in the Holiday Inn Resort family. The property is currently undergoing a $30 million renovation, expected to be completed by year end. The 777-room property features one, two and three bedroom suites, all offering either a kitchenette or full kitchen.
Though the Nickelodeon characters are gone, guests of the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark can still enjoy complimentary Internet access, the more than 20,000 square foot waterpark with poolside cabanas, and the new Batman Laser Challenge, in which children and adults can work alongside Batman to take on The Joker as he threatens Gotham City. The property also offers a multi-million dollar 4-D Theater featuring Angry Birds: The 4-D Experience, and Ice Age No Time for Nuts 4-D. The property also offers family-friendly activities including pool-side entertainment and Kids Club with activities hosted throughout the day.
Located one mile from Disney World, Epcot Resort Area and Disney Springs and only ten miles from Universal Orlando Resort, the property offers regular free park shuttles and various on-site restaurants including the poolside Lagoon Grill and Bar, Lakeside Café and Hideaway Lounge.
Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn Brand, The Americas, IHG said: “With 43 resort properties around the world, Holiday Inn Resort hotels offer the familiarity of the beloved Holiday Inn brand in vacation destinations from sandy beaches to rustic mountains. The Holiday Inn Resort brand was created to provide families affordable and enjoyable holiday experiences where they can create lasting memories. The new Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark offers exactly that in one of the most popular family destinations in the U.S., and we are pleased to welcome the property to the IHG family.”
Charles Haber, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark said: “We are thrilled to welcome guests to our newly renovated property. With our close proximity to so many local attractions and our waterpark featuring two outdoor pools, multiple slides and hot tubs, we believe our hotel will quickly become a favorite choice of travelers visiting the area. Adults can benefit from some poolside relaxation while kids enjoy all the activities!”
If you are feeling nostalgic for the old Nickelodeon Resort theming, check out this episode of Attractions The Show from February, when we paid our final tribute to the original Nick hotel, as well as the final showing of Double Dare Live: