Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Joins RCI, Offering Family Vacations with A Bit of Character

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The upscale property offers fun for the whole family, with luxurious amenities and accommodations that mix well with Nickelodeon characters - and even a bit of slime

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (May 5, 2016) – RCI®, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, welcomes Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, part of Karisma Hotel & Resorts, to its network of affiliated resorts. The entertainment property, which opens this month,is a five-star experiential resort designed to provide guests of all ages with luxury vacations that are anything but serious.

At the resort, RCI® subscribing members will be transported to the land of Nickelodeon filled with characters, themed adventures and plenty of chances to get ‘slimed.’ The heart of the resort is the Nickelodeon Village, where vacationers can explore the Aqua Nick™ Playground to experience water slides, splash pads, spray grounds and a lazy river. The kids can also meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer at Character Central. Or, they can enjoy Just Kiddin’, a kids club which is part clubhouse and part artists’ studio, where they can play, participate in organized activities and meet the Nickelodeon characters.

“RCI has been a longstanding and valued partner for many years, and we are pleased to build upon our relationship with the new affiliation of Nickelodeon’s first-ever international resort property, providing both family entertainment and Karisma’s renowned Gourmet Inclusive® Experience,” said Rinaldo Fernandez, senior vice president of Karisma’s Travel Club Division. “We are particularly excited about the business opportunities this brings to our Travel Club, and we are pleased to expand our partnership with RCI and continue to offer our members the excellence in service they are used to.”

At Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, RCI members can experience a family vacation without sacrificing luxury and relaxation. The white sand beaches, tropical beverages and Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive Experience help ensure that the ‘grown-ups’ have the vacation they want, too. The Gourmet Inclusive Experience offers cutting-edge cuisine, impeccable service and unique amenities, proving that ‘slime’ and ‘luxury’ can coexist and create unforgettable getaways for everyone.

The beachfront resort features 208 suites designed to bring a variety of travel experiences, each with modern design and amenities that create a home-away-from-home for the entire family. Of course, the theme continues throughout the accommodations: one of the super villas is even called the ‘Pineapple’ and is modeled after the world of SpongeBob SquarePants.

“By affiliating Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, RCI will offer members a unique vacation experience for the entire family at one of the most recognized branded hotels in the world,” said Ricardo Montaudon, president of RCI Latin America. “This affiliation strengthens the relationship we have with Karisma Resorts, a company of professionals that offers the highest quality and best services and experiences to members. The fun property can offer a truly experiential vacation and can give children and adults alike memories to last a lifetime.”

For more information, visit RCI.com or nickresortpuntacana.com.

About RCI

RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.8 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, is the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. RCI is part of Wyndham Destination Network and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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.

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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