Marriott Marco Island, Florida Resort Launches Nickelodeon Getaway Family Program on Weekends Starting June 12

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SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Games, Movies, Slimings & More - It's All at the Marriott Marco Island Resort.

Marco Island Resort near Naples

Families, get ready to get messy at the new Nickelodeon Getaway at the Marriott Marco Island, Florida Resort near Naples. The program, which launches on June 12, will feature a Nickelodeon-packed weekend with games, dive- in movies, character meet & greets and crafts all with a side of "neat" or "messy." Many of the events are free to the Marriott Marco Island resort's guests. Rates start at $239 and may vary by date.* For more information or to book, go to

Parents and kids can experience character breakfasts with Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants in the morning and poolside entertainment later in the afternoon. The mess hits the deck in Nickelodeon's interactive signature poolside game show where contestants can end up with a pie in the face, dance to music, play games and trivia, or even be on the receiving end of an iconic Nickelodeon sliming.

In addition, the Marco Island, Florida Resort & Spa offers the Nickelodeon Getaway package including two-night stay, SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora The Explorer sleepover kit with pillowcase and Nickelodeon-themed gifts for the kids, character breakfast for the family and more. As a special treat, Marco Island, Florida Resort guests will receive a complimentary photo with their favorite character to take home as a reminder of their Sunshine State vacation. The weekend package (Friday through Sunday) is available beginning June 12 and starts at $239.*

Located on the pristine white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is a haven for families. The kid-friendly Tiki pool boasts water features such as a slide, fountain and waterfall. The Tiki Tribe kids' club, designed for children ages five through 12, offers the latest mom-and-dad approved games, events and activities, day or night. Those looking to test out their golf swing can tee off for free at The Rookery at Marco with Marriott KIDS-GOLF-4-FREE program. Designed to promote the game of golf among a younger audience, kids between the ages of six and fifteen play for free after 3:00 p.m. when accompanied by a full paying adult, based on availability. In addition, young duffers will receive a free lesson (any day, any time) when accompanied by an adult who is taking a full paid lesson from a Marriott golf instructor.

For Nickelodeon Getaway reservations, please visit the Marco Island resort's website at: and use promotional code ZNL or call 800-GET-HERE.

Nestled on three miles of pristine southwest Florida white sand beaches, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the perfect island within an island escape. Caressed by tropical breezes and inspired by a Balinese sense of harmony, balance and hospitality, this is simply, paradise found. From the magnificent new Quinn's Pool, surrounded by lush landscaping and outdoor dining and meeting spaces, to our elegant spa, private resort Rookery Golf Course, and our luxurious rooms and lanai suites that overlook the dazzling Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, discovery and play. Our attentive concierge service, choice of shopping, dining and recreational activities makes Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort the choice for unforgettable family vacations and memorable business meetings. For more information on the Marco Island, Florida resort, visit:

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in 66 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit Marriott hotels online at

Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 98 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 14 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

*Based on availability and double occupancy. Does not include tax or surcharges.


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