Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Delays Opening of Riviera Maya Property

Nickelodeon characters at the Punta Cana property

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts' second property will be opening in Riviera Maya. When that hotel opens, however, remains to be seen. 

Travel Agent reported on the opening in May 2016 when news broke that the Viacom International Media Networks product would be opening on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The resort was originally, and up until recently, scheduled to open in December 2017, although after speaking with a representative from the hotel, we've learned that there is no current opening date and that it will not be any time this year.

The proposed Nickelodeon Hotel would be the first themed children’s project for Riviera Maya opened by Karisma Hotels & Resorts. The first Nickelodeon property opened in Punta CanaDominican Republic, during the summer of 2016.

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Consisting of two buildings, the Riviera Maya property is slated to have 288 rooms with swim-up and infinity suites, each with its own pool. The buildings will both have separate access to swimming pools, swim-up bars and views of the ocean. There will be one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, all with their own private balcony or terrace, each facing the ocean as well.

With a theme based around the popular children’s television channel, Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob and Patrick of the show “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Dora and Boots from “Dora the Explorer” and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are expected to be walking around the hotel. There will also be unexpected visits for guests from these characters and others as well as more entertainment within the Nickelodeon Palace, which will include Just Kiddin’, a hangout for children that will double as a Character Central where guests can meet the characters in person. There will also be a kid’s spa on-site, along with opportunities to get slimed and have breakfast or parties with the characters.

With the Nick Knack Pack, kids can also get an exclusive backpack with a character blanket or towel and souvenir cup. The Fancy Nick Knack Pack comes with these souvenirs as well as an exclusive personalized bathrobe and one free access coupon to the character breakfast.


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