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Melia Hotels International opens first property in Prague

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Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel brand, unveils INNSiDE Prague Old Town, its latest property and first hotel in the Czech capital…

Designed by Spanish architect Meritxell Cuartero, INNSiDE Prague Old Town will open in March as the first Meliá Hotels International’s hotel in the Czech capital.

The hotel marks a new era for the INNSiDE by Meliá portfolio, fitting perfectly into the brand’s evolution of design-led lifestyle and resort hotels, to give guests more freedom to relax and explore, whether they are travelling for work or leisure.

Living/lounge area with low seating and contemporary wooden bookshelf

Image credit: INNSiDE by Meliá

With a key focus on sustainability, INNSIDE Prague Old Town Hotel will provide 90 modern guestrooms, all featuring the attributes of the INNSiDE by Meliá brand. This includes in-room amenities, such as bathrobes, slippers and flip flops, a luxurious coffee machine, complimentary minibar, with fresh juices and local beer and Smeg fridges packed full of healthy treats, drinks and snacks. Superior+ rooms will also have high-end sound systems, complimentary streaming services and complimentary bike rental to encourage guests to explore the local area.

“INNSiDE Prague Old Town will be one of the first hotels to offer all of the new attributes and sustainable features of this stunning and fast-growing brand, which adds up to the attractiveness of this amazing city,” said Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International.” As the leading leisure hotel Group worldwide, our brands are also extremely successful in an increasingly leisure-inspired urban market, where the city of Prague stands out.”

With health and wellness a key focus point for the brand, INNSiDE Prague Old Town will offer a gym with state-of-the-art fitness suites and the latest digital fitness software. The hotel will have an open lobby space for meetings, whether social or business, as well as boasting creative meeting room spaces including a cinema, wellness studio and recording studio, which can be hired for events and functions.

The INNSiDE by Meliá brand portfolio already has 38 hotels in 20 countries, 20 in operation and 18 in the pipeline.

Main image credit: INNSiDE by Meliá

Meliá Hotels International to launch luxury hotel in Mexico

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The luxury hotel will be Mexico’s fourth Paradisus branded property…

Leading Spanish hotel group, Meliá Hotels International, has announced its latest addition in Mexico with the launch of Paradisus Playa Mujeres Mid-2019.

Nestled just off the coast of Cancun with sugary soft white-sand beaches and sweeping coastlines, Playa Mujeres is the new popular destination for travellers and locals alike. Paradisus Playa Mujeres is situated on the seafront, offering a tranquil and relaxing setting. It is within close proximity of Isla Mujeres, with thriving bars, restaurants and shops, as well as a golf course, designed by Australian professional golfer, Greg Norman. For guests looking to discover the area further, Paradisus Playa Mujeres will provide access to a private marina, where they can sail the Caribbean Sea and take in the breath-taking views. Playa Mujeres is the ultimate spot for laid-back luxury in a natural, untouched landscape.

Inspired by Mexican design and architecture, the luxury all-inclusive resort will boast 498 rooms, each providing stunning views of the tropical gardens and beautiful beaches that highlight the natural beauty of the destination. All guest rooms will be contemporary and unique, providing a mini-bar, LCD TV, high speed internet connection and private balcony. Amenities will include Royal Service with private butlers and Family Concierge that offers a tailored family vacation experience. In addition, Paradisus Playa Mujeres will showcase four swimming pools, six bars and seven restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines.

Paradisus Playa Mujeres is expected to be suited to all tastes, offering a lobby bar, beach club, sunset bar, pool bar , Red Lounge, Sports Bar & Café, showcasing spectacular views of the gardens, marina and the glittering Caribbean Sea.

Celebrating the region’s cultural heritage, Paradisus Playa Mujeres will feature a sculpture in the lobby curated by local artists, a garden wall and mirrored water feature, as well as retail space. Upon arrival to the hotel, guests will be invited to the Welcome Lounge, where they will be able to enjoy drinks and appetisers, while admiring the outdoor waterfall.

The resort will feature a spectacular motor lobby, arcade room, covered theatre, outdoor plaza for shows, coffee bar, juice bar, kids club and luxurious changing room facilities.

Paradisus Playa Mujeres will provide four business centre stations, a convention centre (ballroom) with a capacity for up to 1,500 people. It will offer video mapping technology and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system.

Paradisus Playa Mujeres will join other key properties in Mexico, including Paradisus Los Cabos, Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Del Carmen La Esmeralda, and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

Establishing shot of the hotel

Meliá Hotels to open property in the Dominican Republic

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Meliá Hotels International is set to debut new $110 million exclusive vacation experience at Dominican Republic property…

Meliá Hotels International has announced its newest luxury experience which will open in December 2018 in the Dominican Republic – The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.

The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, designed by Alvaro Sans, is situated in the popular beach resort of Playa de Bavaro. The all-inclusive resort reflects the natural beauty of the destination and will give guests the most luxurious experience in Punta Cana where families of all ages can create everlasting memories.

As well as the opening of The Grand Reserve, Meliá Hotels International is transforming Meliá Caribe Tropical into two distinct properties, which is slated to be completed by November 2018. With this transformation, Meliá Hotels International continues its investment in the Dominican Republic region.

Designed in the shape of a circle, the universal symbol of being connected, The Grand Reserve offers brand new accommodation ranging from 800 to over 3,000 square feet. It will feature 288 expansive suite-style bedrooms, including Swim-Up Suites. They will feature either one or two bedrooms and a variety of amenities including living and dining spaces, ideal for entertaining, free-standing bathtubs and walk-in showers, as well as private secluded balconies with hydro-massage whirlpool tubs and outdoor living spaces. Offering one or two-bedrooms, Swim-Up Suites are a particular highlight of the accommodation at The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. The uniquely luxurious suites also have direct access to an exclusive pool, complete with lush garden areas and a solarium.

The hotel is set to debut with seven new restaurant concepts and bars, all of which are influenced by local gastronomy and culture for an authentic experience.

“We’re eager and excited to welcome The Grand Reserve to the Meliá Hotels International family later this year,” Commented Alvaro Tejada, Senior Vice President for the Americas for 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 property will also boast a full-service spa by Spanish beauty brand Natura Bissé. Offering 14 treatment rooms and a relaxation room, the hotel’s spa will feature products by Natura Bissé and offer signature services using award-winning and avant-garde line utilising techniques, with the latest technology for utmost luxury and relaxation.

As well as the accommodation for hotel guests, there will be an additional 144 suites for members of Circle by Meliá, creating a total of 432 suites in the property.

Large, spacious living area

Meliá Hotels International opens Sol House Bali Kuta

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The hotel becomes the second operated under the Sol House brand in Bali and Indonesia, marking Meliá Hotels International’s continued commitment to expansion in the region…

Meliá Hotels International has the opened Sol House Bali Kuta. Originally known as Kuta Beach Club, the property underwent a total refurbishment to become part of the Sol House brand.

Located in the heart of Kuta, the hotel will cater to younger travelers who are looking for a sunshine getaway with a contemporary, lively atmosphere and beach club vibe. The Sol House brand is intrinsically connected to music and will integrate this into the Bali Kuta property through seasonal events for both hotel guests and outside visitors.

The hotel provides sleek, contemporary accomodation with private balconies offering fabulous views of the property’s gardens and outdoor pools. Sol House Bali Kuta boasts two restaurants, Food Factory and Play Bar, which provide modern dining experiences and, in the case of Play Bar, an extensive cocktail list.

Modern and spacious dining area

Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President of Meliá Hotels International Asia Pacific, said: “It is thrilling for us to expand our Asian presence with the opening of Sol House Bali Kuta and to strengthen the Sol House brand, which assimilates perfectly to the area. With the brand’s energetic, friendly atmosphere and the popularity of Meliá Hotels International, we are well positioned to continue to capture the flourishing Balinese market.”

“Sol House Bali Kuta offers a unique atmosphere filled with enthusiasm for music and an innovative design led experience,”said Alvaro Berton, General Manager of Sol House Bali Kuta. “We will focus on maximising the beautiful surrounds of the property and bring to life the dynamic spirit of Bali for our guests.”

Blending Spanish hospitality with Balinese warmth, Sol House Bali Kuta opens as what is said to be the perfect holiday destination to meet new people, explore and unwind on the beautiful island of Bali.