Paradisus Cancun has begun construction on new dining hall concept to debut in late 2019

MIAMI, FL (September, 2019) – Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels International’s luxurious all-inclusive brand with properties in Cancun, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen, and Punta Cana, has unveiled plans for its newest food concept – Malva Food Bazar, to debut at Paradisus Cancun later this year. Malva will replace the current restaurants Naos and Fuego with a $1.2 million renovation to the design and décor of the space. This will be the first Malva within the Paradisus portfolio and will open its doors at Paradisus Cancun, with plans to debut within other Paradisus resorts in 2020.

The new and innovative concept will offer guests a casual and relaxing gastronomic experience, utilizing local culture, products, and culinary trends. Malva Food Bazar will elevate the traditional buffet experience and create more conviviality, making it the heart of Paradisus properties.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Malva Food Bazar will offer guests countless elevated dining options, including a bakery with fresh bread baked daily and a specialty smoothie and juice bar. During lunch and dinner, guests will be able to pick from world-cuisine stations including, salads, meat, fish, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Creating a casual, interactive dining environment, the design of Malva Food Bazar will feature shared communal tables throughout the space. Malva will be organized so that guests follow a path and can experience various food stations within the market. At the centerpiece of the space will be live cooking by chefs while kiosks selling local products will be adjacent, giving guests the opportunity to take the local culture back home. Despite being divided into different zones, the 19,353 square foot space will be visually connected by textiles and vertical elements, which will unify the space and create homogeneity. Guests can choose to dine privately for a special event or enjoy a meal in a communal table setting.

The restaurant will embody eco-chic design, representing different habitats found in nature. Bright colors used to represent flowers in full bloom and warm tones to embody wood and forests, and special low lighting will help create the various areas of nature, offering offer guests unique experiences.

When complete, Malva will make the eighth restaurant at the resort, featuring 657 suite-style accommodations, four lavish pools, 9-hole par 3 golf course, and the signature YHI Spa. Accommodation options include Royal Service, the adults-only option featuring private butlers, private check-in and private restaurants; and Family Concierge, designed for families with luxury amenities for kids and parents alike. The resort has been awarded Four Diamond honors since 2006 by AAA.

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About Paradisus Resorts 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, 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.