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MIAMI (December 16, 2015) – With the signing of an agreement, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB and VIA), are pleased to announce Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, opening in May 2016.  Nickelodeon’s first-ever international hotel property will provide both non-stop family entertainment and Karisma’s renowned Gourmet Inclusive® Experience.

Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic, the upscale property has re-imagined the art of hospitality to deliver delightful twists including surprise slimings and unexpected visits from your favorite Nickelodeon characters.  Combined with world-class dining, sleek modern design and innovative amenities, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will offer an unforgettable getaway for Nickelodeon fans and luxe resort lovers alike.

“Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will be the ultimate vacation destination,” said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Nickelodeon Recreation Partnerships.  “We are extremely excited for guests to enjoy Nickelodeon in a truly immersive, unique environment.

Armando Chomat, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, commented, “A property that pairs this level of luxury – with awesome surprise elements at every turn – is the first of its kind; we invite guests of all ages to let their imaginations run wild and embark on new adventures starting this spring at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.”

Stylish Accommodations
The stunning beachfront resort will feature 208 oversized suites in seven styles designed to cater to a variety of tastes, from intimate Jacuzzi Pads and Flats to exquisite Swim-Up Suites.  Guests may also choose to book one of four exclusive, two- and three-bedroom Super Villas providing upwards of 2,200 square feet of vacationing space each, including the Pineapple Villa, inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants' own home in Bikini Bottom.  Suites will include luxuries like jacuzzis, private patios, wrap-around terraces or balconies, and 24-hour in-room dining options.  Plus, all guests will enjoy Got You Covered amenities like complimentary baby food, strollers, cribs, kids’ spa robes and baby bottle warmers for infants and toddlers.  

Nickelodeon™ Village
The Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana experience will encompass gourmet a la carte cuisine, impeccable service, stylish yet playful décor, unique amenities, and entertainment for all of its guests.  At the heart of the resort will be the Nickelodeon Village with areas to tickle the senses of kids and adults alike, including:

  • Aqua Nick™ Playground is the place to be for water activities such as water slides, splash pads, spray grounds and a lazy river.
     
  • Character Central will be a high-energy hotspot where guests can meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters throughout the day.
     
  • A cool hang out for kids only, Just Kiddin’ is part clubhouse, part artist’s studio.  Whether guests are in the mood for free play or more structured activities, they’ll find a whole lot of do-it-yourself Nick fun, including daily supervised activities and programs for children 4 to 12 years old, plus meet-and-greets with Nickelodeon™ characters.
     
  • The kNick kNack shop will carry Nickelodeon, movies, apparel, toys, vacation essentials and memorable mementos.
     
  • When it’s time to move, guests of all ages can make their way to the resort’s dedicated Sports & Entertainment Center to work up a sweat or have a good laugh. 
     

The Art of Dining Out
As a Gourmet Inclusive® property, the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will be carefully catered to guests who value quality.  Dining will be an art and a pleasure at 10 Gourmet Inclusive® restaurants, two Gourmet Corners, four bars and lounges, and the Doppio Coffee Shop, which will offer worldly cuisine and feature the freshest and finest ingredients.  Dining options will range from kid friendly to elegant.  Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will also include an array of innovative and fun food and beverage options at themed restaurants that reflect the brand with unexpected colors, imaginative food samples, Slime Smoothies, and characters realized through tropical fruits and vegetables.   

Relax and Rejuvenate
Adventures can be balanced with relaxation at the resort thanks to Vassa Spa’s herbal steam room, dry sauna, chromo therapy showers, bubble beds, whirlpool, and arctic and warm water pools.  Guests will be able to escape into one of five beautifully-appointed treatment suites, couple’s suite, luxurious bridal suite, or one of five “al fresco” outdoor treatment areas for those craving a little sand with their spa.  Vassa Spa’s signature “perfectly pink” treatment program will be available for young visitors.

Party with Nickelodeon™
For guests celebrating something special, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will bring a little character to your vacation with meet-and-greets, character dining, cake, ice cream and unforgettable memories for all.   Karisma is renowned for its exquisite Gourmet Inclusive® Wedding Events, and the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is no exception.  Couples will be presented with an array of romantic options for their wedding events, including a Beachfront gazebo and signature Sky Wedding location featuring stunning 360-degree views from the private rooftop terrace.  And if a couple’s wedding day just won’t be complete without someone getting Slimed, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is happy to hook them up!

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will open in May 2016.  Reservations are currently being accepted and can be booked by calling 1 (844) SEE-NICK or by visiting www.nickresortpuntacana.com.  

About Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Allure Hotels by Karisma and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Family Resort in the World,” and “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.”  Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit www.karismahotels.com.

Contact: Jennifer Wade, Nicole Kraft or Dina Rosenberg

karismapr@jwadepr.com / 415.325-5519

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. 

About VIMN

Viacom International Media Networks(VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is  comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, Channel 5 in the UK, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Spike, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 3.2 billion households in approximately 170 territories and 40 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.  

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