Club Melia by Melia Hotels International, the vacation ownership arm of Spain-based Melia Hotels International, has announced the Dec. 15, 2018 opening of Circle at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Circle at Paradisus Palma Real is a brand-new luxury all-inclusive resort exclusively for members of the company’s newest international membership program, Circle by Melia, redefining vacation ownership for the modern traveler 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 utilize the RCI exchange system and other partners.

Circle by Melia offers 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. An infinite butler creates infinite vacations before members even arrive, contacting couples and families to plan their vacations in advance and taking care of their every need during their stay.

Circle at Paradisus Palma Real’s 144 one and two-bedroom suites include living and dining spaces ideal for entertaining, soaking tubs and walk in showers, private secluded balconies with hydro-massage whirlpool tubs and outdoor living spaces. 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.

Members also experience the latest technology at Circle at Paradisus Palma with key-less entry to rooms and BLAST!® water park, as well as brand-new Alexa automated request system in each room and an exclusive members-only app.

The member resort will feature 14 specialty restaurants and bars, including new concepts and culinary experiences from:

• Amor de Mar, Born Mediterranean Raised Latin, offers casual dining with a fusion of Latin America, Caribbean and Mediterranean in a buzzing open kitchen
• Rum & Juliet, inspired by local rum productions with an exciting combination of tapas and rum
• Lemonfish Cevicheria & Bar, serving signature ceviches paired with specialty wines and cocktails
• Kao Asian Fusion, complete with sushi bar teppanyaki and robatayaki table for a full sensory dining experience
• Rubi Rocks Beer & Burger Station with traditional bites, burgers, beer, showing multi-sports events on the big screen by day and live entertainment by night

At Circle at Paradisus Palma Real, members enjoy the full-service MAIA Spa with Signature Treatments by Natura Bissé with 14 treatment rooms, Beach Club access to Bavaro Beach, family-friendly Kids Club, BLAST!® Aqua Adventure Water Park, and a wellness facility with top of the line gym equipment. 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 will provide the most luxurious experience in Punta Cana, located just 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport on Playa de Bavaro. It is adjacent to the new Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, opening at the same time.

BLAST!, the new Kids Club concept boasts education-focused programming that will also offer dance and yoga classes for the entire family. An adventure-filled Aqua Park, opening at the same time of the resort, it will include three swimming pools and an array of exciting water slides, pools and aquatic games.

“We are thrilled that our brand-new signature Circle by Melia member resort breaks the mold when it comes to the ultimate, customized vacation ownership experience,” said Victor Hugo Charco, vice president of operations and strategic projects for Club Melia by Melia Hotels International. “Whether you want to concentrate on your wellness, learn to cook with the chef, improve your golf game, watch the kids learn and have fun at the same time or have an infinite butler take care of all your needs, it’s all here exclusively for members with Circle at Paradisus Palma Real.”

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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.