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Meliá Opening New Luxury Resort in Dominican Republic

Meliá Hotels International will open its newest luxury experience in the Dominican Republic this December.

The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real will offer 288 one- and two-bedroom suites, seven restaurants and bars, a full-service spa by Natura Bissé, wellness facility and Beach Club with access to Bavaro Beach. It is located 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport.

“We’re eager and excited to welcome The Grand Reserve to the Meliá Hotels International family later this year,” said Alvaro Tejada, senior vice-president for the Americas, Meliá Hotels International. “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 all-suite accommodations range in size from 800 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet, and include unique Swim-Up Suites. Amenities in the suites include living and dining spaces, soaking tubs, walk-in showers, private secluded balconies with hydro-massage whirlpool tubs, and outdoor living spaces. The Swim-Up Suites have direct access to an exclusive pool, lush garden areas and solarium.

The resort’s f&b options include a ceviche bar featuring fresh signature ceviches, pokes and tartars; a modern steak house with open-format kitchen; and an Asian-inspired concept featuring fresh sushi rolls. It will also have a Cigar Bar, stocked with some of the best cigars in the Caribbean.

The resort’s spa will have 14 treatment rooms and a relaxation room. It will offer a full slate of services using products from Spain-based beauty line Natura Bissé.

The Reserve will also include an additional 144 suites for members of Circle by Meliá, creating a total of 432 suites in the building. Launched in 2016, Circle by Meliá is a vacation membership 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.

Guests at The Reserve will also have full access to all restaurants and services at Paradisus Palma Real, including Passion by Chef Martin Berasategui, who holds eight Michelin stars (additional cost); the YHI Spa with Oriental Garden; five distinct pools and more.



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