Thursday, December 22, 2016

Karisma Hotels & Resorts To Open Nickelodeon Resort in Cartagena, Colombia

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open a brand-new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts resort in Cartagena, Colombia! Rafael Feliz, CEO of Karisma, made the exciting announcement during the Karisma Hotels & Resorts' 9th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards and Sales & Marketing Forum.


Room rendering at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana (Photo: Business Wire)

The news follows the successful opening of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Karisma and Viacom International Media Networks' (VIMN) first Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts resort, which opened to critical acclaim this summer, and boasts a life-sized replica of SpongeBob's Pineapple home which guests can vacation in.


Nickelodeon Jacuzzi Pad (PRNewsFoto/RCI)

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Cartagena will be Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts' first destination in Central and South America, and will be home to the new family brand's first hotel outside of the Caribbean and Mexico. Feliz told Travel Agent Central that the property is expected to open roughly three years from now (2019/2020).

In 2015, Feliz and Lubo Krstajic, the company’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, told Travel Agent the plan was to expand Nickelodeon Hotels to Central and South America with destinations such as Brazil; Cartagena, Colombia; and Panama being heavily discussed. With Cartagena now confirmed, it is quite possible that either Brazil or Panama could be Nickelodeon's second destination in Latin America.
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