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Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya now open in Mexico

by Attractions Magazine Staff

The new five-star, all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya has rolled out the orange carpet as the family-friendly destination opens its doors in Mexico.

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Here, the Slimings and character experiences that Nickelodeon is known for combine with Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ and Grupo Lomas’ hospitality, with the brand’s first all Oceanfront Swim-Up Suite resort, featuring a six-acre Aqua Nick water park, new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed penthouse suites, World-Class Gourmet Inclusive dining with fan-favorites like Good Burger and Piazza, plus plenty of play-all-day entertainment.

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During this exclusive opening period in the fall, rates start at $259 per person per night, and can be booked now through Aug. 31, 2021 for travel now through Jan. 4, 2022.

As Mexico’s first and only Nickelodeon resort, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya transports kids and adults alike into the imagination-expanding worlds of the entertainment brand’s beloved shows.

From surprise and delight interactions with an expanded cast of 20 characters and one of the country’s largest water attractions, to signature themed accommodations, such as the first-ever Lair Suite and more, there is a one-of-a-kind experience waiting to ignite the spark of play for all guests.

Mario Mathieu, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Design and Construction at Karisma Hotels & Resorts

In the midst of a challenging year, we are delighted to open the doors of the new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya. Nickelodeon fans of all ages can now enjoy the ultimate family escape at Mexico’s first Nickelodeon Resort, which features the world’s largest Nickelodeon water park, endless entertainment options and all oceanfront swim-up suites.

Kevin Suh, President of Themed Entertainment at ViacomCBS

Every room is an Oceanfront Swim-Up Suite that holds a family of five

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Featuring 280 whimsically-designed Oceanfront Swim-Up Suites, every 581-square-foot room accommodates families of five, complete with two full bathrooms and a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea from the oversized balcony, which boasts access to an infinity plunge pool. Suites also feature design elements like art pieces pulled from show archives and furnishings inspired by Nickelodeon’s colors and characters from shows like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and “Dora the Explorer.”

For the ultimate experience, guests can also choose from three specialty suites, including:

An ode to Nickelodeon at The Big Kahuna Suite

Curated with ’90s elements, the 3,000-square-feet, two-bedroom Big Kahuna Suite features unique design elements that evoke Nickelodeon nostalgia. Custom pieces including a sideboard inspired by the signature purple glasses of Chuckie from “Rugrats” and neon artwork of the phrase “Happy Happy Joy Joy,” the hit song from “The Ren & Stimpy Show.”

Kids can enjoy a fully-immersive “Loud House”-themed bedroom complimented by an ensuite bathroom with a free-standing tub and rain shower. There’s even a 710-square-foot Oceanfront Terrace with lounge furniture and an Infinity Plunge Pool that flows across the length of the suite.

The all-new Lair Suite takes guests on a subterranean adventure with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed accommodations

For Nickelodeon fans who want ultimate bragging rights, there is the brand-new Lair Suite, a rooftop penthouse that pays homage to the Turtles, and can accommodate up to seven guests.

Spanning 3,000-square-feet, the suite encompasses both indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, a Master Suite with a spa-inspired bathroom and two additional bedrooms. Guests can enjoy the 710-square-foot oceanfront terrace overlooking the water and infinity plunge pool and lounge space. In-suite butlers will also be on-hand to arrange a variety of private experiences, like an in-suite or moonlight beach dinner, daily afternoon tea, private wine tasting, aromatherapy menu selections, pillow menu selections, aroma baths, and more.

Fan-favorite Pineapple Suite brings travelers to Bikini Bottom

Back by popular demand, the Pineapple Suite, which can also be found at the inaugural Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts property in Punta Cana, is the resort’s signature dwelling.

Inspired by SpongeBob’s underwater home, the penthouse combines luxurious accommodations and modern amenities with the familiar trappings of Bikini Bottom. Pineapple Suite guests, like Lair guests, can enjoy the vacation offerings exclusive to signature penthouse suites, including 3,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor living areas, an oceanfront terrace, and private butlers.

World-class gourmet dining experiences transport guests back to the ’90s and under the sea

A Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, kids and adults alike can enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, as well as food and beverages served at six restaurants.

Families can dine at Nick Bistro; indulge in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ favorite food with authentic pizzas at Piazza; grab a bite at the retro-inspired Good Burger diner; or dine market-style at Le Spatula, where walls are adorned with themed show art and cuisine comes straight from Bikini Bottom.

Parents can enjoy adult beverages at the resort’s three bars, including The Bikini Bottom Bar and Gourmet Corner, which offers healthy bites and signature drinks under the glow of jellyfish lamps; and two swim-up bars, Cosmo & Wanda, which serve a variety of fresh juice-infused beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic premium cocktails, and more.

Experience one of Mexico’s largest water parks, Aqua Nick

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At the heart of the resort is the six-acre Aqua Nick, one of Mexico’s largest themed water parks. Encompassing 2,000-square-feet of slides, 1,820-square-feet of river rides, and more, families have plenty of surprises and Slimings awaiting them. Features of the water park include:

  • Activity Pool – A pool suited for adventurous water play featuring a full schedule of entertainment and activities.
  • Soak Summit Main Tower – A 59-foot-high tower that includes slides like the horizontal looping “The Big Plunge,” “Riptide Rush,” and the fast-paced “Tubular Twist.”
  • Paw Patrol Adventure Bay – Here, smaller, fun-size slides for kids can be found, including the “Hero Half Pipe,” “Rescue Racers,” and a giant tipping bucket that dumps 16 gallons of water every time!
  • Bikini Bottom Beach – This multi-level water playground offers numerous slides, water guns and jets, tipping buckets and more. Families might even catch a glimpse of their favorite nautical friends!
  • Daily Super Slimings – No day at Aqua Nick is complete without the ultimate honor, a Super Sliming.

Also at Aqua Nick is Nickelodeon Place, a hub of entertainment offerings for all ages. Kids can take part in surprise character meet-and-greets, character dinners, Splash Mob dance parties, and scavenger hunts to find iconic Nickelodeon characters. Daily activities will also be available, including beachside yoga, cooking lessons at Bikini Bottom, beach volleyball competitions, and nightly live entertainment.

Following the great success of the Punta Cana resort, we wanted to bring the Nickelodeon experience to Mexico, building one of the most anticipated hotels in Riviera Maya for families.

With industry-setting standards like rooms build for families of five, coupled with the unparalleled character immersions created here, all underscored by Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ five-star hospitality, this fan-favorite destination truly raises the bar.

It is incredible to see the smiles on kids’ faces from the moment they walk in the lobby and are transported into the captivating world of Nickelodeon.

Dolores López Lira, President and Founder of Grupo Lomas

Other amenities are being finalized post-launch of the resort, including Náay Spa, the seafront fitness center, and daily activities and entertainment offerings, debuting this October. Guests can also look forward to the addition of Club Nick, a free play zone with themed days, a craft laboratory, surprise visits from characters, and more. There will even be a SNICK Lounge area geared toward older kids featuring the iconic Big Orange Couch.

Guests will also have the chance to dine with their favorites like Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick, The Fairly Oddparents, and Paw Patrol at the upcoming Pajama Jam! Character Breakfasts.

Finally, Personal Slimings and Nick Live! Poolside will come soon to Aqua Nick, offering live character performances and guests pulled straight from the water to compete in games to win a chance to be doused in Nickelodeon Slime.

For more information about Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, and to make a reservation, visit NickResortRivieraMaya.com.

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