Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mariott "Nickelodeon Your Stay" Blog Tour

My son loves watching Nickelodeon. If he had his choice, it would be on our TV constantly. At the top of his "want-to-watch" list is usually Spongebob (closely followed by Penguins of Madagascar).

Since, I'm sure I'm not alone in my child's slight obsession with Nickelodeon, how fun is it that they have partnered up with Mariott to allow vacationers to "Nickelodeon Your Stay?"
Beginning July 1st, at almost 2000 Mariott locations, young hotel visitors will receive free activities, including a Nickelodeon bracelet with a code to access free online games at, and an activity book with challenging puzzles and mazes. Kids who eat at the hotels' restaurants also receive a placemat featuring favorite Nickelodeon characters, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.

At certain Mariott brands, including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites locations, guests can upgrade their package for $10. The upgraded package includes all the free items plus a SpongeBob activity bag and splash ball, Nickelodeon sunglasses, and a 3-D build-your-own SpongeBob craft.

At Marriott and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts the upgraded package costs $20, and kids get all the above items plus a special SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer pillowcase and storybook.
(A few of the included items, some had "walked away" before I could get a photo)

We had a chance to see the goodies included in the package, and my five year old was excited to pack his Spongebob bag with the activities and book, to "Nickelodeon" his own room. He's had fun exploring all the Nick products and reading the included book. I can imagine it would be even more entertaining in a hotel suite (where hearing I'm bored is way too common).

You can find out more information about the promotion at the "Nickelodeon Your Stay" site. They also offer free, downloadable, Nickelodeon themed travel games under the free goodies section, including a travel journal, travel bingo and coloring sheets.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Marriott and received a Nickelodeon gift pack to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.