Meliá Hotels International’s Dominican Republic properties offer both family-friendly and adults-only travelers luxury accommodations, elevated experiences and new international dining options

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (January 2019) – Meliá Hotels International, the Spanish hotel company with more than 380 hotels around the world, announced last month the grand opening of two distinct new properties: Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort, an adults-only resort, and Meliá Caribe Beach Resort, a resort for everyone. After splitting into two distinct resorts, both properties are now open with an array of delectable food and beverage offerings, and specialized activities all designed to enhance the guest experience and provide a new level of luxury for the destination.

“By offering two distinct properties with specialized services, we are more able to cater to guests’ needs and enhance their travel experience,” said Alvaro Tejeda, Regional VP, The Americas. “Our guests have been requesting more adults-only options, as well as family-friendly amenities, so we are thrilled to be able to fulfill that need and offer a more tailored stay.”

An adults-only property, Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort provides luxurious amenities such as THE LEVEL – Meliá Hotels & Resorts signature elevated service concept – and breathtaking views its backyard tropical gardens and beaches on Playa Bávaro. Consisting of 544 rooms, inclusive of standard junior suites and 136 THE LEVEL suites, the resort additionally offers enhanced dining experiences, endless activities for adults and access to the on-property YHI Spa optimized for maximum relaxation. THE LEVEL amenities include preferential treatment such as an exclusive VIP lounge for check-in/out, an exclusive pool, additional restaurant inclusivity at the Quimera Restaurant & Rooftop, free Internet access, premium beverages, and hors d’oeuvres alongside coffee/tea service throughout the day. THE LEVEL Concierge can also arrange for priority reservations for à la carte restaurants, treatments at the spa, golf reservations and more.

Dining options at Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort include seven individual restaurant concepts with cuisine ranging from Mediterranean to Italian. Casa Nostra, an elegant restaurant featuring a wood fire grill and Italian specialties; Muoi, an oriental style restaurant offering Dim Sum, Vietnamese, Sushi and Robatta style cuisine; Mosaico, in the heart of the hotel’s gastronomic experience, blends a casual Mediterranean dining experience with a local and art deco aesthetic; Rumba, an open air breakfast and lunch experience with stunning views of the Caribbean sea and an international buffet; and Replay a sports bar offering cocktails.

Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort offers a wide range of activities to put guest’s mind and bodies to work. These activities include relaxing in the sun at the beach or at one of the several spacious pool options, water activities like Latin dance classes in the water, cultural workshops, team sports and fitness classes. Also included among the property’s luxury offerings is access to the Cocotal golf course – an 18-hole course designed by the famous course architect José Gancedo.

Specializing in family-friendly activities, services and amenities, Meliá Caribe Beach Resort offers a wide array of room options, specifically designed to meet multi-generational needs. Featuring 611 rooms, comprised of 154 THE LEVEL Suites, 125 Beachside Family Rooms, and a mix of 332 Premium Beachside and Deluxe Rooms, the resort excels at combining the essence of the Caribbean with modern all-inclusive spaces. Intended to provide maximum comfort and well-being, the accommodations are decorated in light colors, wood accents and an overall sense of elegance. In touch with the destination’s environment, the property layout showcases abundant gardens with local flowers and family-friendly wildlife like turtles.

Meliá Caribe Beach Resort debuts with eight dining options on property and introducing a new free-flowing experience, families can take advantage of the proximity of Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort earning everyday guests a total of 13 restaurant selections and for guests of The Level, 15 total options. Some of these include, Riviera, an all-day eatery that is exclusively accessible to The Level guests serves international cuisine infused with local flavor. Additional venues with access for all include: Alma, a restaurant that blends traditional Spanish recipes with modern techniques; Barefoot, a casual beachfront grill and bar; and Merkado, overlooking the beach and featuring family style and seating for large groups, a kid’s corner and ice cream shop. Opening later this year, guests will have access to a handful more options including: Tartufo, an authentic Italian and Mediterranean restaurant; Bazaar, an a la carte restaurant featuring food trucks and American grill style food stations; and O Grille, offering grilled specialties and snacks and picnic style seating,

Designed with family vacations in mind, the resort will deliver a variety of activities for all ages. Offerings include a comprehensive lineup of family entertainment activities, access to Bávaro Beach as well as several spacious pools, an arcade featuring popular gaming and virtual reality consoles, and newly debuted, the property will offer an interactive waterpark named ‘Splash Island.’ The Splash Water Park at Meliá Caribe Beach features slides, SplashPad, cascades, an interactive swimming pool and several areas to guarantee maximum enjoyment for the whole family. In accordance with Meliá Hotels & Resorts services, the property will additionally include the ‘Kid’s Zone’ which allows kids access to several playful slides, the opportunity to take part in on-property activations like the ‘Mini Olympics’ or use their imagination to become courageous explorers of their new nature-filled surroundings.

With the introduction of the two new hotels, Meliá Hotels International continues its investment in the Dominican Republic region, by adding to its world-wide luxury portfolio and unlocking a wide range of opportunity and access to personalized experiences for travelers. Representing distinctive values, heritage, and personality, Meliá Hotels International’s various brands are found in iconic hotspots and undiscovered gems across the globe.

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About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalized services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity. Follow Meliá Hotels & Resorts on Twitter @MeliaHtlResorts, Facebook @Melia.Hotels and Instagram @meliahtlresorts.

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.

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