According to a new report, the Nickelodeon Hotel may make a triumphant return to the Orlando area. Although the hotel has been closed for several years, it is still in the hearts of many fans who have nostalgic feelings towards their stays there. Here is what you need to know about this new development for the Nickelodeon Hotel!
Back in January, we reported that the Holiday Inn Orlando Suites – Water Park Hotel filed for bankruptcy after the effects and financial hardships caused by the pandemic in 2020. This was shocking news as the hotel resides so close to Walt Disney World property, with less than a 5-minute drive! The Holiday Inn Orlando Suites is the former Nickelodeon Hotel, so this would be the second major hardship for that hotel property. You can read more about that bankruptcy here.
Now a new report from Growth Spotter details how the Nickelodeon Hotel COULD be making a return to Orlando. In their report, they state the Everest Group released a video that was then quickly removed that showed Nickelodeon as an IP (intellectual property) for an upcoming hotel project:
Nickelodeon Resorts is one of three brands named in a promotional video briefly posted on social media Tuesday by an executive with The Everest Group of Companies, the Canadian developer behind the Everest Place mixed-use resort district on Kissimmee’s W192 tourism district. The branding could extend to the planned water park at Everest Place that would be adjacent to the kid-friendly hotel.
While the report goes on to say that once the video was removed the CEO of Everest Group said that this video should not have been posted and may not have been accurate. It is a good indication the Nickelodeon brand is in the minds of developers in the Orlando area.
Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts has a destination in Punta Cana, and another opening in Riviera Maya, Mexico in 2021. Here is how Nickelodeon describe their hotel experience:
When Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts does all-inclusive resorts, you and your family experience all you can enjoy, all the time. Come indulge in all of our diverse and delicious dining options, kid and adult beverages, plus a full range of resort activities and entertainment. Have that second stack of pancakes for breakfast, then park yourself poolside while our friendly servers keep the icy drinks coming. Did the family work up an appetite snorkeling, building sandcastles, or getting their splash on at Aqua Nick? It’s a good thing there are plenty of healthy and delicious lunch options. And dinner is always delightful when every choice is a great choice!
That all sounds amazing, and we hope that we can see Nickelodeon reenter the Orlando market as a fun, family-friendly resort option!
Would you like to see the Nickelodeon Hotel return to Orlando? Let us know in the comments!