Karisma and Viacom Sign Agreement to Develop Nickelodeon Hotels

MIAMI—Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc., have signed an agreement to develop Nickelodeon Hotels. A Gourmet Inclusive collection of family-friendly properties, Nickelodeon Hotels will represent the first and only international hotels for Nickelodeon.

The deal includes plans to debut Nickelodeon Hotels with the opening of Nickelodeon Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in late 2016. A second Nickelodeon Hotel will open in Mexico shortly thereafter. Karisma Hotels & Resorts is a luxury hotel collection, which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

“We are ecstatic to partner with Viacom International Media Networks on the creation of Nickelodeon Hotels, a collection that will embody our shared commitment to deliver family-friendly experiences that are as fun as they are unforgettable,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales and marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.

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Nickelodeon Hotels will feature the Gourmet Inclusive Experience, a vacation catered to guests that prefer quality over quantity. From the presence of favorite Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to resort attractions and entertainment, Nickelodeon Hotels will be an upscale spot for family vacations.

“We are eager for our fans to experience Nickelodeon Hotels, which we are confident will raise the bar for family vacations and incredible fun in coveted tropical destinations,” said Gerald Raines, senior vice president, global Nickelodeon recreation partnerships. “Our agreement to develop Nickelodeon Hotels with Karisma Hotels & Resorts gives us an opportunity to expand upon our existing partnership and to provide an all-encompassing Nickelodeon style-experience that the entire family can engage in and enjoy.”

Nickelodeon Hotels is the second offering from partners, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom. It follows news of the Nickelodeon Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma, debuting at Azul Beach Hotel, Azul Sensatori Hotel, and Azul Fives Hotel in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, in summer 2015.