NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Whether the Raggs characters are 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 with Raggs for an added fee.
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.
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.
To watch the new Raggs "Fun Day in the Sun Day" video, please visit: http://youtu.be/SiV_GFl6GLc
"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.
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 Bavaro Resort & Spa in Punta Cana also offers special Family Friendly Rooms for an added fee. Guests simply send their children's needs 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.
For more information on how children can meet Raggs and his friends at Palladium Hotels & Resorts, please visit: www.palladiumresorts.com.
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). 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.
Raggs is a live action and animated musical preschool television series originally produced from 2006‐2009 in Australia, with additional U.S. production in English and Spanish in 2012-2013. The entertaining and educational series is based on the original characters created by Toni Steedman, a Charlotte, advertising executive, for her then six-year-old daughter. 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. In July 2013, Raggs will launch a new partnership called "Play at Palladium with Raggs" with the Palladium Hotel & Resorts. For more information, go to Raggs.com.
SOURCE Palladium Hotels & Resorts