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.

For more information on Circle by Melia, go to www.circlebymelia.com and

https://www.melia.com/en/circle/experience.html

https://www.melia.com/en/circle/about.html

About Paradisus by Melia

Paradisus by Meliá is a luxurious, all-inclusive hotel brand owned and managed by Meliá Hotels International, one of the most successful family-owned hotel companies worldwide. The properties are located in some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations, as well as emerging hotspots, offering the ultimate guest experience. The luxury hotel brand currently has 11 hotels in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico, such as Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Playa del Carmen and Paradisus Los Cabos (Mexico), all surrounded by stunning gardens, with beach-front views that reflect the natural beauty of the destination. 2018 and 2019 will see new openings in Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Committed to health and well-being and environmentally conscious, each resort offers a range of authentic, personalized, Life Enriching Experience activities such as yoga, YHI Spa treatments, water sports and cooking classes. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in local experiences, from guided tours and offsite excursions to a superior culinary program available at each resort. Paradisus by Meliá offers unique room categories and luxury upgrade options, including Royal Service (adults only) and Family Concierge (families only), which are ideal for a wide range of guests: couples, family holidays, weddings and business trips.

About Meliá Hotels International

 Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide, as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 380 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and four continents, operated under the brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSIDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. Meliá Hotels International is included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational.  www.melia.com.