Paramount JV to bring Nickelodeon hotel to Orlando

Lion Star Hospitality Inc., Everest Place and Paramount have unveiled their partnership to develop the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando in Kissimmee, FL. Slated to open in 2026, this resort will be located in the 220-acre Everest Place development and operated by Lion Star, the exclusive U.S. licensee for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.

The property’s more than 400 hotel rooms and condo units will include suites inspired by Nickelodeon characters, while guests will have the opportunity to interact with the brand’s SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Dora and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among others.

“Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando is poised to set the standard for family vacations, seamlessly blending world-class entertainment with forward-thinking accommodation options,” said Mario Mathieu, SVP business development, design and construction, Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “As the exclusive U.S. licensee for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Lion Star Hospitality Inc. is committed to elevating this venture to new heights, ensuring that families and Nickelodeon enthusiasts alike enjoy the ‘Slime’ of their life. We are thrilled to contribute our expertise to this collaboration, creating a resort experience that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of every guest.”

Pam Kaufman, president/CEO of international markets, global consumer products & experiences, Paramount, said, “The new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando will bring guests and residents an exciting new way to express their fandom and make long-lasting memories. I am thrilled that this resort is set to become yet another unforgettable travel destination in our award-winning portfolio, offering top family-focused amenities. This new resort is just one of the many ways we are committed to bringing immersive experiences, attractions and products to fans of Paramount’s brands all over the world.”

Amenities will include two food & beverage outlets; the Snick Lounge with games, sports, live music and the Big Orange Couch; Aqua Nick water park; Club Nick; Nick retail shops; character meet and greets; and the opportunity for guests to get Slimed.

In addition to the hotel, the resort also offers condos available to buy, ranging from studio to two-bedroom options. Owners will have access to all resort amenities.

“The team and I are excited about our collaboration with Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts and confident that in addition to setting new standards for family resorts, it will also change how people think about owning a vacation property,” said Zafir Rashid, CEO, Everest Place. “Our partnership allows condo owners to invest in fun with shopping, activities and dining at Everest Place, as well as an unparalleled Nickelodeon-infused family experience, interactive character encounters, unrivaled seasonal programming and unmatched entertainment for everyone.”