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Sunwing's Exclusive Hotel Partner, Royalton Resorts, Welcomes Popular Preschool Favourites Max & Ruby(TM) and Mike the Knight(TM)

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 14, 2014) - Royalton Luxury Resorts, exclusively offered by Sunwing, is welcoming lovable children's characters to Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino and Royalton White Sands Montego Bay. Kids can go on a knightly adventure with the brave and heroic Mike the Knight™, or look for treasures with everyone's favourite bunny siblings, Max & Ruby. Families vacationing at the luxury properties will get to experience live shows and interactive activities as well as pose for photos with their favourite characters.

Part of Sunwing's exclusive Luxury Collection, these spectacular resorts offer Royalton's cutting-edge All-In Luxury™ concept, which combines top-quality standards, upscale features, and tremendous hospitality.

Featuring a large on-site water park and splash pad for kids of all ages, Royalton Punta Cana and Royalton White Sands, which is also a SplashWorld Resort, are great options for families. Also available at both properties is The Clubhouse, a supervised kids club for ages 2-12 (4-12 at Punta Cana), which offers innovative activities and games, as well as The Hang Out, a lounge where teens can play video games, ping pong, and more. Parents will also appreciate family-friendly room options featuring the exclusive designer DreamBed™, early evening family entertainment, and the kids' menus offered at all restaurants. The Royalton Luxury Resorts are the first two resorts in the Caribbean to feature these popular characters as part of a partnership with Nelvana Enterprises. Character experiences with additional characters are set to roll out at other Royalton resorts across the Caribbean this year.

Max & Ruby is a preschool animated series from Corus Entertainment's Nelvana that follows the adventures of bunny siblings, Max and his older sister, Ruby, based on the bestselling books by internationally acclaimed children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. In each story Max wants one thing, Ruby wants another, and even though they love each other, they have very different ideas on just about everything.

With his rallying cry, 'Be a knight, do it right!' Mike the Knight brings the excitement and enchantment of medieval times into the life of the modern preschooler. Set in the medieval land of Glendragon, the popular Mike the Knight series from Nelvana and HIT Entertainment takes viewers into a rich, CG-animated world of wizards, castles, missions, dragons and trolls. 

Exclusive to Sunwing, the Royalton Punta Cana and the Royalton White Sands offer an impressive array of on-site facilities including The Royal Spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, comprehensive treatment menu, beauty and fitness center, Score Sports Bar featuring a "Sports Event Guarantee" on major games, and reservation-free à la carte dining at Hunter Steakhouse, Zen Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Grazie Italian Trattoria, and the Marche buffet. Guests can also enjoy the café serving European-style cappuccino and espresso, and Scoops ice cream bar. The All-In Connectivity™ program ensures that guests will never be out of touch, offering free Wi-Fi throughout the resort, free calling back to North America, and a free mobile app including app-to-app texting.

For more information or to book your vacation at Royalton Resorts, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact a travel agent.

All Sunwing Vacations packages include "Sunwing Airlines' Award Winning Champagne Service", which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary inflight entertainment, including first-run movies and a generous free 20kg baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling and extra legroom seats.

About Max & Ruby
Max & Ruby, now in its fifth season, is a long running and successful preschool series based on the bestselling book series by acclaimed children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. The series follows the hilarious and entertaining misadventures of bunny siblings, Max, and his older sister, Ruby. Max & Ruby enjoys high awareness and affinity from both preschoolers and their parents, and has become a leader in trusted family-friendly brands. Max & Ruby can be seen on Nick Jr. in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

About Mike the Knight ®
Mike is a knight-in-training with a big future ahead of him. The son of the King and Queen of Glendragon, Mike is determined to follow in his father's footsteps to become a brave and noble knight. With the triumphant rallying cry "Be a Knight, do it Right" the young hero is joined in his adventures by a host of characters including his trusty steed Galahad, two friendly dragons Squirt and Sparkie, and his sister Evie, a trainee wizard. Through comedy and adventure, the Mike the Knight series transports kids to a world of castles, dragons, and trolls. Kids accompany Mike on knightly missions, where they learn problem-solving, self-confidence, and how to do the right thing. Mike the Knight gallops onto Nick Jr. in the US and on Treehouse in Canada. For more information, please visit www.miketheknight.com and follow Mike on Facebook (facebook.com/miketheknightofficial). 

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