Palladium Hotel Group is proud to announce a new licensing partnership for our Grand Palladium all-inclusive luxury resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. Called Play at Palladium with Raggs, the program launches in July and will immerse the five colorful Raggs characters into our already expansive kids programs. Play at Palladium with Raggs includes exciting additions to our program featuring character meet-and-greets; dining and musical experiences; activities and fully-produced live musical stage shows at the resorts’ on-site theatres (stage shows starting in November).Raggs, an Emmy award-winning live action TV series starring five musical pups, which currently airs in English on public TV and in Spanish on Telemundo in the U.S., is expanding into Europe and Latin America. The Raggs characters are also known for their rockin’ musical live shows, which will be a key component of the Grand Palladium Resort experience.
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, FUN!: PALLADIUM HOTELS & RESORTS BRINGS EMMY AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S SERIES, RAGGS, TO ITS RESORTS IN MEXICO, JAMAICA
AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Play at Palladium with Raggs Debuts July 20 at Palladium Hotels & Resorts
NEW YORK (May 20, 2013) – Expanding its commitment to providing the finest (and most fun!) in family services and facilities to its guests, Palladium Hotels & Resorts, will now feature Play at Palladium with Raggs at its resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Raggs is an Emmy award-winning live action TV series starring five musical pups, which currently airs in English on Public TV and in Spanish on Telemundo in the U.S. The characters will appear exclusively at Palladium Hotels & Resorts starting July 20; and fully-produced live musical stage shows at the resorts’ on-site theatres will commence in November.
The Raggs characters – Raggs, B. Max, Tribly, Pido and Razzle will all instantly become your child’s best friend while at Palladium! Whether the group is singing by the pool, dancing in the lobbies, posing for photos at the beach or reading stories at the Mini-Club, children will flock to these furry friends throughout the Resort. Parents can also arrange for special private playtimes such as breakfast with Raggs or a birthday party.*
The Raggs characters also sing together as The Raggs Band. The rockin’ musical group’s new live stage show will debut in November in the Palladium’s large on-site theaters and feature 10 of the band’s hit songs. While the songs will be sung primarily in English, added commentary will be in various languages such as Spanish, French, German, Russian and others representing the Palladium’s worldwide clientele.
“Based on wonderful experiences traveling with my children, it was clear that an all-inclusive resort is ideal for a family vacation and we wanted our resorts to be the perfect place for families with children of all ages. We are very excited to bring Raggs to our littlest guests at our resorts, to make memories for the whole family that will last a lifetime,” said Abel Matutes Prats, CEO of Palladium Hotel Group. “We are sure that once children have enjoyed a vacation with Raggs and his friends in Mexico, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, they will want to come back to play with him again and again.”
Palladium Hotels & Resorts currently provides Kids’ Clubs tiered for different age groups at its resorts, with special sections and activities for kids ranging from 1-19. Its Kids’ Club in Punta Cana, “Castillo del Pirata” is the largest in the Caribbean and Mexico. Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa in Punta Cana also offers special Family Friendly Rooms.* Guests simply send their children’s needs (formula type, diaper size, food allergies, etc.) prior to traveling and upon arrival, the room will be outfitted with age-appropriate welcome packs created especially for kids ages 1-19. From formula to video games, all amenities have been included to make certain any child (and, parent!) will feel right at home.
As part of the pre-launch anticipation, Raggs is releasing a new music video called “Fun Day in the Sun Day” which is available at Palladium.com, Raggs.com and the Raggs Band channel on YouTube. Raggs has also launched a new mobile-friendly website at Raggs.com that includes streaming of a new episode daily in both English and Spanish.
For more information on how children can meet Raggs and his friends at Palladium Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.palladiumresorts.com.
*Additional charge required
About Palladium Hotels & Resorts
There are currently 12 Palladium Hotels & Resorts located in Mexico (Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), Jamaica (Montego Bay), Spain (Ibiza) and Brazil (Bahia). Whether guests are whale watching in Riviera Nayarit or snorkeling in the shores of Punta Cana, Palladium Hotels & Resorts ensures a memorable vacation experience for all. Each of the properties offers a wide variety of restaurants, spa services, recreational facilities and age-specific kids clubs. Palladium Hotels & Resorts is owned and managed by the Palladium Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.palladiumresorts.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Download our APP for smart phones here.
About Palladium Hotel Group
The newly re-branded Palladium Hotel Group is a Spanish hotel chain with over forty years of experience. The chain has 47 hotels in six countries: Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Italy and Brazil and operates seven brands: The Royal Suites by Palladium, Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Ayre Hotels, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel and Sa Talaia Boutique Villa.
The Palladium Hotel Group is characterized by its philosophy of offering guests a high standard of quality facilities and services in each of its hotels and resorts as well as excellent value.
Palladium Hotel Group is a family owned company (Grupo Empresas Matutes) and based in Ibiza, Spain.
Raggs is a live action and animated musical preschool television series originally produced from 2006‐2009 in Sydney, Australia, with additional U.S. production in English and Spanish in 2012-2013. Raggs’ expansive library includes 195 finished half hour episodes and 200 original songs in multiple languages. The entertaining and educational series is based on the original characters created by Toni Steedman, a Charlotte, NC, advertising executive, for her then six‐year‐old daughter Alison. The rock n’ roll story of five canine characters and their wisecracking pet cat is growing an international brand that includes DVDs, toys, books and touring. The Raggs Band has played over 4,000 live shows including appearances at the White House, multiple trips overseas to perform for military families and appearances at performing arts centers on four continents. In July 2013, Raggs will launch a new partnership called “Play at Palladium with Raggs” with the Palladium Hotel Group at their resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. In 2011, Blue Socks Media LLC, headed by Steedman and based in Charlotte, NC, USA, re-acquired the worldwide rights to the Raggs. For more information, go to Raggs.com.
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