Gourmet Inclusive Properties Become First Resorts to Incorporate My Gym, Creating Lively Family Vacations
MIAMI (Oct. 21, 2008) " Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive properties located throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico, today announced a partnership with My Gyms Children Fitness Center, a worldwide leader in exercise and play facilities designed to enhance childrens physical development. Opening with Azul Hotels new family-friendly properties"Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma (Oct. 1, 2008) and Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma (Dec. 1, 2008), the partnership with My Gym will further accentuate the resorts Gourmet Inclusive experience by featuring state of the art facilities with professional proven activity programs for children ages 6 to 13. My Gym will also be introduced at Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma, a family-friendly boutique hotel on the coast of Bahia Petempich, in 2009.
Both Azul Hotels by Karisma and My Gym have a passion for creating engaging experiences for children and parents, said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales and marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, exclusive representatives for Azul Hotels by Karisma. My Gyms award-winning approach to childrens health, recreation and well-being will truly complement Azul Hotels by Karismas desire to provide the ultimate family vacation that fosters togetherness.
We are thrilled to expand our horizons by partnering with such a progressive brand like Azul Hotels by Karisma, which will be the first hotel to incorporate My Gym, said Erik Mallon, President of My Gym Enterprises International, a division of My Gym Enterprises. Fun features such as a rope course, magic carpet swing, trapeze, trampoline and springboard will bolster Azul Hotels by Karismas already extensive offerings for kids, keeping them active and entertained throughout their vacation.
My Gym will draw on its 25 years of experience of creating dynamic, fun and interactive programs, including fitness, tumbling, games, relays, music and movement. While the older kids play in My Gyms fitness facility, children under 5 years old can enjoy offerings from the Azulitos Kids Program such as Jugueteca, a Toy Lending Library, and playgroup sessions like Ritmo de la Maana (active beat) with Fisher-Price musically oriented toys for babies 6 to 18 months, among others. Azul Sensatori Hotel also boasts a Teens Club for those ages 13 to 17, which includes daily activities, billiards, air hockey, a state-of-the-art gaming room with the latest highly interactive games, and Teens Corner"a non-alcoholic bar and disco, allowing kids to stay active as they dance the night away.
In addition to the My Gym facilities, families can savor every moment of fun together as Azul Hotels by Karisma takes care of basic needs by providing strollers, cribs, monitors, bottle warmers, baby bathrobes, and Gourmet Gerber for babies and toddlers. Other Gourmet Inclusive amenities catering specifically to families include kids clubs, teens clubs, kids splash park, face painting, piata parties, and a DVD library with free popcorn.
At Azul Sensatori Hotel, families will enjoy suites that comfortably sleep two adults and three children, or three adults and one child, with guaranteed connecting rooms for groups traveling together. Azul Fives Hotel offers families one-, two- and three-bedroom suites accommodating up to eight people, as well as penthouse suites with private, 1,800 square feet rooftop lounges. Azul Beach Hotel allows families to enjoy an intimate and hip atmosphere while savoring amenities such as beach butler services, a fresh fish market where families can choose their catch to be prepared directly on the beach, and three pools, including one exclusively for children.
Rates at Azul Sensatori Hotel begin at $247 per person, per night for a Family Jacuzzi Suite; $293 per night, per person for a Deluxe Room at Azul Fives Hotel; and $180 per person, per night for a Superior Room at Azul Beach Hotel. All rates include the Gourmet Inclusive experience with full concierge and 24-hour room service. Children under three stay free. Guests can call to learn more about a special 20 percent discount off their stay at Azul Sensatori and Azul Five Hotels by Karisma. Reservations at Azul Hotels by Karisma can be booked through a Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant or by calling 1-888-280-8810 or visiting www.azulhotel.com.
In January 2009, Azul Hotels by Karisma and My Gym will launch a Family Fun Fit Vacation Giveaway offering one lucky family an unforgettable getaway to any of Azul Hotels Gourmet Inclusive properties including la carte meals and beverages during a year long in-store promotion chosen quarterly at any of My Gyms 200 fitness centers nationwide.
For press inquiries, please contact Jenn Myres at (619) 234-0345. For My Gym, please contact Steve Syatt at (818) 907-5929.
About MY GYM Enterprises
Established in 1983, MY GYM is the #1-ranking fitness center destination for children with 200 locations worldwide, including international locations in Hong Kong, France and Ireland. More than 30 additional locations are planned to open worldwide in next 12 months. For more than two decades, MY GYM has combined innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children - ages 6 weeks to 13 years - by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. My Gyms award winning, structured, noncompetitive and age-appropriate classes enhance childrens overall physical development through games, music, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, special rides and fun! The children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility and social skills Mymos Adventures earned the 2006 iParenting Award for Outstanding Childrens DVD. The My Gym television show, My Gym At Home airs on BabyFirstTV, a 24/7 commercial-free channel focusing on childrens development. My Gym is located on the Web at www.mygym.com.
About El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma comprise a collection of premier hotels throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico, where guests savor a Gourmet Inclusive experience that fosters togetherness. Karismas growing portfolio is composed of Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma; El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Seaside Suites, by Karisma; and El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort by Karisma. Properties have been honored with the industrys top accolades, including Conde Nast Travelers Top 100 Hotels in the World, Conde Nast Travelers Gold List, Forbes Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels, TUI Travel PLCs Hotel of the Year, and AAAs Four Diamond Award. Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations including resorts with swim-up suites, infinity balcony pools, beach butlers and cash-free transactions. Premier Worldwide Marketing is the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing representative for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. For reservations, please call 1-866-527-4762 or visit www.karismahotels.com.