MIAMI, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Karisma Hotels and Resorts and Lomas Group are honored to announce two awards for Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya and Aqua Nick, the Vanguard Prize and the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. The Leading Edge Award was presented to Grupo Lomas and Karisma Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Paramount Global, WhiteWater and Water Technology, Inc. for recognition of their work on Nick Aqua, the sprawling six-acre Nickelodeon-themed water park located at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, designed to ignite the spark of play for guests of all ages with 21 water slides, 2 lazy rivers, an activity pool , weight loss events, etc. much more. The AAA Four Diamond Award was given for modern accommodations, cleanliness and world-class service. AAA’s 62 million members book more than 31% of all paid nights in North Americarelying on certifications to find accommodations and prices that correspond to the expected level of service.

“These awards are proof of our commitment to providing a destination of choice for guests who want to stay and play,” said Frank MaduroPresident of Premier Worldwide Marketing, Global Sales and Marketing Representative for Karisma Hotels and Resorts, “We are honored to receive these awards and are so grateful to our partners for helping us bring this vision to life, creating vacation experiences unforgettable for all.”

The Leading Edge Award, given by the World Waterpark Association to Lomas Group and Karisma Hotels & Resorts, recognizes creativity and innovation in the water attractions industry. This is Nickelodeon’s very first Aqua Nick in North Americawelcoming on 195k guests since opening in August 2021. Aqua Nick is the ultimate water attraction for Nickelodeon fans, offering over 500 meters of themed adventures, making it one of the largest water parks in Mexico. For thrill seekers, the water park features a 720-foot Adventure River, a 1,100-foot lazy river with iconic Nickelodeon sculptures and surprises, and the Big Plunge, Riptide Rush, and Bowl Blaster waterslides. Younger guests can visit PAW Patrol Adventure Bay, a play structure with exploration paths, water cannons, a giant tipping bucket and the chance to swim surrounded by PAW Patrol friends. More Nickelodeon fun can be found at Bikini Bottom Beach, where visitors can join SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends on a multi-level water play area with slides and Slimetastic opportunities to interact with Nick’s iconic green goo, including a daily Super Sliming event, where guests can get doused. with over 2500 gallons of slime through a one-of-a-kind fully customized delivery system. The park has inundated fans with over 637,000 gallons of slime to date, including 375 Super Slimings and over 2,688 Personal Slimings.

Moreover, the AAA Diamond Program provides independent and trusted travel advice to members and B2B travel groups, enabling AAA customers to book with confidence knowing that properties meet or exceed AAA industry standards. To ensure accuracy and meet member expectations, AAA’s team of professionally trained experts perform unannounced inspections, including physical and scientific assessments. Fifty-four thousand hotels and restaurants currently have Diamond designations ranging from Approved to Five Diamonds based on the quality of experience, range of amenities and level of hospitality members can expect. In addition to receiving the award, the resort also received the new AAA cleanliness certification, passing the ATP Surface Test. ATP surface testing scientifically identifies the presence or absence of biological matter, which is an indicator of general sanitation and hygiene levels. ATP monitoring is recognized by the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention using the same screening technologies used in healthcare.

Guests of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya can enjoy an unforgettable, high-quality family experience with the 5-star luxury of Karisma’s renowned Gourmet Inclusive® dining options, expansive themed accommodations, seasonal events and programming including the Friends of Nick Jr event. this fall, exciting encounters with characters, interactive activities and free and unlimited access to the Aqua Nick water park. Families can upgrade their fall vacation and enjoy big savings with up to 43% off from $203 per person per night + up to $400 in resort credits when they book now through October 30 and travel From September 8 to October 31, 2022.

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About Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning collection of luxury hotels that owns and manages an impressive portfolio of properties in Latin Americathe Caribbeanand Europe. Real estate brands include Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma; El Dorado Spa Resorts by Karisma; Azul Beach Resorts by Karisma; Generations Resorts by Karisma; Hidden Beach Resort by Karisma; Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts; and Margaritaville St. Somewhere by Karisma. Properties have been recognized with top industry accolades, including Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s 100 Best Hotels”, Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s 30 Best Hotels”. Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Hotels for Romance” and “Five Diamond Award” and “Four Diamond Award” from the AAA. Karisma Hotels & Resorts is committed to supporting employees and the community while providing authentic experiences to customers, receiving worldwide recognition for its compassionate and creative approach to hotel management and product innovations.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number one entertainment brand for kids. She has built a diverse global business by putting children first in everything she does. The brand includes television programming and production in United States and worldwide, as well as consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the world’s most recognized and widely distributed multimedia children’s and family entertainment brands, available in more than 400 million homes in more than 170 countries and territories through more than 100 locally programmed channels and brand blocks. Apart from United States, Nickelodeon is part of Paramount Networks International, a division of Paramount (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA). For more information or illustrations, visit

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