Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote opens in a reimagined architectural landmark

Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote is the second hotel in Spain for luxury brand Paradisus by Meliá. Originally designed by the renowned Spanish architect Fernando Higueras, the building is a true architectural treasure, having been listed as an Artistic and Cultural Heritage site in Lanzarote…

wooden ceilings and cream floors and walls in a guestroom with wooden bed detail and white and cream fabrics in Paradisus Salinus

Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote is the second hotel in Europe from the luxury resort brand Paradisus by Meliá, which is reinventing the traditional ‘all inclusive’ concept, innovating and transforming it through new experiences linked to the destination’s nature and exploring everything it has to offer. Under the slogan, ‘Embrace Your Nature’, Meliá Hotels International offers an authentic cultural immersion into each of the places where its hotels are located.

white and grey marble floors, white walls, white and beige furniture and soft furniture in a guest suite with ocean views

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With unique lunar landscapes, volcanoes, unspoiled beaches, picturesque villages and an exceptional climate, the island of Lanzarote, a Biosphere Reserve, is the perfect destination for travellers who love nature and who want to immerse themselves in the essence of this fascinating island. Nestled in a dreamy enclave, surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Costa Teguise and charming villages steeped in culture, is the brand new Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote. The reimagined property features 282 rooms and villas, a 1,800 square metre swimming pool, beautiful tropical gardens designed by César Manrique and seven dining options.

Originally designed by Fernando Higueras and César Manrique, the building combines rationalist architecture by Higueras, with murals, pool and garden design by the Canarian artist and painter. Over 40 years ago, the architect took over the principal building with the idea that the concrete, formwork and geometry of the folds and their monumental emphasis, blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature and environment. In turn, Manrique took charge of the hotel’s swimming pool, with a surface of 1,800 square metres, of the spectacular tropical gardens, home to more than 300 vegetable species and of the frescos and sculptures that bring colour and warmth to the building and its interiors.

guestroom with wood and cream finishes and bed facing out to ocean view

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In 1979, the hotel was awarded the International Prize for Architecture. Today, following a complete renovation and redecoration of the spaces, Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote is a luxury five-star, adults-only hotel, with direct beach access, spa, gym, meeting rooms, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, rooms with private pools, villas  and seven different dining options.

“Guests can escape to the most secluded corners, savour authentic cuisine, meet local artists and discover the culture of the villages and their people,” explained Susanna Mander, Global Director of Brand Marketing at Paradisus by Meliá.

Under the slogan, ‘Embrace New Adventures’, the brand has created unique Destination Inclusive experiences that range from guided tours to popular tourist sites, like the Jameos del Agua or the Cactus Garden, to artistic excursions brimming with creativity, like the emblematic El Grifo winery with its vines intertwined in the volcanic ash that is so characteristic of the island.

plants hanging down from recesses in the ceiling and a white and wood interior in the restaurant at Paradisus Salinas

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Haute cuisine is another of the attractive features of this hotel where international, Mediterranean and, of course, the signature Canarian cuisine is combined to reinterpret the classics on the traditional stoves of La Graciosa restaurant. To understand some of the elements cooked in this space, you need to travel to the renowned restaurant La Acuarela in Mogan, which has been under Germán Ortega’s leadership for many years. Awarded a Michelin star and two ‘soles’ from the Repsol Guide, its cuisine is one of the most renowned and revered on the island.  With a diverse career trajectory behind him, Ortega has designed La Graciosa’s menu, including a tasting menu of three dishes that will be changed seasonally.

aerial view of the hotel property and pool Paradisus Salinas on Lanzerote

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Combining luxury with local culture and nature is key to the Paradisus by Meliá brand ethos, which is providing guests with a truly unique experience. An innovative hotel concept where the guest’s entire stay is immersed in the local culture and traditions, from cooking workshops to excursions to the most hidden or iconic places of the Fortunate Isles or Islas Afortunadas.

The hotel is one of the assets that form part of the alternative investment vehicle Victoria Hotels & Resorts, a collaboration between Meliá Hotels International, Bankinter Investment and GMA.

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