Meliá Hotels International has announced its newest luxury experience which will open in December 2018 in the Dominican Republic – The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. One of two stunning Paradisus properties based in Punta Cana in the easternmost tip of the beautiful Caribbean nation, Paradisus Palma Real’s location is renowned for the area’s breathtaking beaches and clear waters. The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real will bring a unique and elevated experience to the property, comprising of an exclusive, luxurious and family-oriented paradise.
The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is located 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport in the popular beach resort of Playa de Bavaro, on the shores of the glittering, turquoise sea where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic Ocean. The all-inclusive resort reflects the natural beauty of the destination and will give guests the most luxurious experience in Punta Cana where families of all ages can create everlasting memories.
As well as the opening of The Grand Reserve, Meliá Hotels International is transforming Meliá Caribe Tropical into two distinct properties – Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort for adults-only and Meliá Caribe Beach Resort for families, which is set to be completed by November 2018. With this transformation, Meliá Hotels International continues its investment in the Dominican Republic region, by adding to its world-wide luxury portfolio and continuing to offer guests a wide range of personalised experiences. Representing distinctive values, heritage, and personality, Meliá Hotels International’s brands are found in iconic hotspots and undiscovered gems across the globe.
Designed in the shape of a circle, the universal symbol of connectedness, The Grand Reserve offers brand new accommodation ranging from 800 to over 3,000 square feet. It will feature 288 expansive suite-style bedrooms, including Swim-Up Suites. They will feature either one or two bedrooms and a variety of amenities including living and dining spaces, ideal for entertaining, free-standing bathtubs and walk-in showers, as well as private secluded balconies with hydro-massage whirlpool tubs and outdoor living spaces. Offering one or two-bedrooms, Swim-Up Suites are a particular highlight of the accommodation at The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. The uniquely luxurious suites also have direct access to an exclusive pool, complete with lush garden areas and a solarium.
The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is set to debut with seven new restaurant concepts and bars, all of which are influenced by local gastronomy and culture for an authentic experience. From a ceviche bar serving fresh signature dishes, pokes and tartars, to a modern steak house with an open kitchen and Asian-inspired concept featuring fresh sushi rolls, guests will enjoy an exquisite, all-inclusive culinary concept. Also debuting this winter at The Grand Reserve is a Cigar Bar, where guests will have access to some of the best cigars in the Caribbean.
Commenting on the announcement, Alvaro Tejada, Senior Vice President for the Americas for Meliá Hotels International said “We’re eager and excited to welcome The Grand Reserve to the Meliá Hotels International family later this year. With its unique design superior amenities and new technological advancements, The Grand Reserve is set to radically transform the way travellers experience our hotels in the Dominican Republic.”
The property will also boast a full-service spa by Spanish beauty brand Natura Bissé. Offering 14 treatment rooms and a relaxation room, the hotel’s spa will feature products by Natura Bissé and offer signature services using award-winning and avant-garde line utilising techniques, with the latest technology for utmost luxury and relaxation. As well as this, The Grand Reserve will also offer guests a relaxing Beach Club with access to the spectacular white sands of Playa de Bavaro and the Circle Studio wellness facility with top-of-the-line gym equipment. The Grand Reserve will also welcome families with a new Kids Club boasting education-focused programming, along with dance and yoga classes for the entire family. An adventure-filled Aqua Park featuring water slides and aquatic games will also debut alongside the Grand Reserve’s opening.
In addition to the many amenities offered at The Grand Reserve, guests will be able to Stay at One & Play at Three, with complete access to the extensive property offerings at both The Reserve and Paradisus Palma Real. This comprises of 15 world-class restaurants including Passion by Chef Martin Berasategui, who holds eight Michelin stars (dining at the restaurants is at a supplementary cost), YHI Spa with Oriental Garden, five distinct pools and complimentary Life Enriching Experiences. Opening rates start at $510 per night, all-inclusive, double occupancy.
As well as the accommodation for hotel guests, there will be an additional 144 suites for members of Circle by Meliá, creating a total of 432 suites in the property. Launched in 2016, Circle by Meliá is Meliá Hotels International membership vacation program, offering the highest level of exclusive services and amenities including private transfers, exclusive dining experiences, spa treatments and special add-on amenities for children and couples.