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Melia Hotels Opens Seven Properties in Dominican Republic

Spain-based Melia Hotels International held its official opening ceremony for its newest of seven properties in the Dominican Republic, the $100-million, 432-room Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real luxury all-inclusive hotel and 144 one and two-bedroom Circle by Melia membership resort.

On hand for the commemoration were the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, the Dominican Republic Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia Fernandez, President of ASONAHORES (National Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Dominican Republic) Paola Raineri, and Melia Hotels International’s Regional Vice President for the Americas Alvaro Tejeda Schroder.

“Together The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real and Circle by Melia strengthen our company’s brand and represents the best quality and highest luxury travel experience in the destination and in the Dominican Republic,” said Tejeda.  “Both were built with the vision of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and modeling sustainability.”

According to Tejeda, the hotel and resort, which together employee 1,000 people, were planned and opened with the most sophisticated design that incorporates the most advanced technologies based on internet use, enabling guests and members access to their resort and room installations around the clock. “Melia’s goal is to promote sustainable growth and create long-term relationships with strategic partners with a brand that guarantees an absolute commitment to responsible tourism, the environment and integration of local culture,” he added.

The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real and Circle by Melia together feature 14 specialty restaurants and bars, the world-class Maia Spa, BLAST!® Aqua Adventure water park, Kid’s Club, Fitness Studio and seven swimming pools.   A total of 108 special ground-level Swim-Up Suites have direct access to an exclusive pool, complete with lush garden areas and a solarium. 

Circle by Melia members experience redefined vacation ownership in Punta Cana with infinite vacations, luxury and services.  Life enriching experiences feature cooking classes with a resident chef, health and wellness in the Circle Studio inside the state-of-the-art spa and fitness facility with dedicated small group instruction, water sports and water activities, world-class golf instruction and golf analytics, and much more.

Circle by Melia members are fully integrated with the Melia Hotels International MeliáRewards loyalty program and have the ease and flexibility to experience stays at any Melia Hotels International property worldwide.  Their Infinite Blue, Infinite Red or Infinite Black levels of membership correspond to MeliáRewards Silver, Gold and Platinum levels, respectively.  Infinite Black Membership reflects the highest level of benefits.  Members also have the benefit of utilizing the RCI exchange system and other partners.  Members also experience the latest technology with key-less entry to rooms and BLAST!® Aqua Adventure water park, as well as brand-new Alexa automated request system in each room and an exclusive Melia app. Circle by Melia is committed to be on top of the popular wellness and fitness trends by offering cutting-edge equipment, instruction and experiences to enhance overall health.  There’s even a brand new WOGA, yoga in water, class.

Designed in the shape of a circle, the universal symbol of wholeness and perfection, the Circle by Melia member resort provides the most luxurious experience in Punta Cana, located just 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport on Playa de Bavaro.

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