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Meliá Hotels Intl. has unveiled plans to debut The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real in the Dominican Republic this December. Designed in the shape of a circle, the $110 million property will feature 288 luxury hotel accommodations, as well as seven F&B concepts, a full-service spa and the hotelier’s first-ever Circle by Meliá resort, an exclusive offering reserved for members of the vacation community that the company launched in 2016.

The Grand Reserve | Paradisus Palma Real | Meliá Hotels Intl.

Ranging from 800 to 3,000-plus sq. ft., one and two-bedroom hotel suites will be home to separate living and dining spaces, freestanding soaking tubs and walk-in showers, private balconies with hydro-massage whirlpool tubs, and outdoor green spaces. Swim-up suites will offer access to a private pool featuring gardens and a solarium. (Circle by Meliá will include 144 luxury accommodations.)

A coastal bar serving ceviche’s, pokes and tartars; a contemporary steakhouse with an open kitchen; an Asian-inspired restaurant offering sushi rolls; and a swanky cigar bar will be among the Punta Cana property’s restaurant and nightlife offerings.

Other resort amenities such as a Beach Club along the Playa de Bavaro; a Circle Studio with fitness equipment and wellness offerings; a Kids Club for hosting educational programming and dance and yoga classes; an Aqua Park decked out with water slides and aquatic games; and The Grand Reserve Spa by Natura Bissé, which will house 14 treatment rooms and a relaxation space, are in the plans. Additionally Grand Reserve guests will have access to on-site facilities and services at The Reserve boutique resort and the all-inclusive Paradisus Palma Real.

Continuing to ramp up its investment in the region, Meliá Hotels Intl. is also transforming its Meliá Caribe Tropical destination into two separate properties: the adults-only Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort and the family-friendly Meliá Caribe Beach Resort. That project is slated to be completed by November.


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