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Slice of paradise: Melia Hotels’ extra-luxury offering in Dominican Republic

by | Jan 22, 2019 | Design

Spain’s leading hotel group Melia invests $140 million to expand its Caribbean portfolio with the Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real

Melia Hotels has opened a new property on the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real celebrated its opening recently, adding another feather in the cap of Melia’s existing portfolio in the country. We find out more.

Melia in the Dominican Republic

Spain’s largest and most well-known hotel group is expanding its operations in the Dominican Republic with the opening of a new hotel and the renovation and transformation of an existing property on the island.

The newest offering is the The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, which will form part of Melia’s ultra-luxury Paradisus collection and will be the collection’s third property in the Dominican Republic.

In addition to this, Melia has also reworked the nearby Meliá Caribe Tropical resort by transforming it into two distinct properties – the Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort, which is geared towards adults, and the family-friendly Meliá Caribe Beach Resort.

This transformation of the existing resort into two new offerings is the result of an impressive $140 million investment to renovate the properties and develop the Grand Reserve.

Grand Reserve design

As with all of Melia’s hotels, guests can expect impeccable design and stellar service, but the Grand Reserve is something special indeed. Under the Paradisus umbrella, the Grand Reserve will embody the ultra-luxury character and spirit of the collection, offering guests only the highest of standards in every regard. The hotel has been conceived of in the shape of a circle to communicate perfection, the hotel boasts the very best in accommodation, wellness and dining.

Stay in one of the property’s 288 guest rooms or suites, and members of Circle by Melia can take advantage of a further 144 prestigious and exclusive suites, bringing the total number of suites and rooms in the hotel to 432. Those looking to really indulge can stay in one of the Swim Up suites, which offer direct access from the room to a private pool.

Foodies will delight in the culinary range on offer, and guests can choose to dine in one of the hotel’s fourteen restaurants, cafes or bars, ensuring that there is something for everyone no matter what you are in the mood for.bThere is also a wealth of activities on offer, whether you want to go wild on the beach or relax in the wellness centre and spa.

Fitness is a big focus of the Grand Reserve, and there are lots of exercise and yoga classes timetabled for guests to enjoy. There is also to option to Stay at One & Play at Three, where access to all of the Melia properties in proximity to each other is granted.

Let’s take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Melia:

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