New Melia Hotels resort to open in the Dominican Republic

Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. Photo credit: Melia Hotels (Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is set to open this December, bringing 288 new suites to the destination.)

Melia Hotels International is preparing to open the The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real in the Dominican Republic this December. Featuring 288 expansive suite-style accommodations, including Swim-Up Suites, The Grand Reserve will offer seven restaurants and bars; a full-service spa by Natura Bissé; a Beach Club with access to the Bavaro Beach; a kids club and aqua adventure park; as well as a wellness facility. Guests of The Grand Reserve will also have access to all of the amenities and services of Paradisus Palma Real.

Designed in the shape of a circle, The Grand Reserve will give guests accommodations ranging from 800 to more than 3,000 square feet. Suites have either one or two bedrooms and a variety of amenities including living and dining spaces, independent soaking tubs, walk-in showers, private secluded balconies with hydro-massage whirlpool tubs and outdoor living spaces. The hotel also offers Swim-Up Suites, which are one or two-bedroom accommodations with direct access to an exclusive pool, complete with garden areas and a solarium.

Located 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport on the Playa de Bavaro, The Grand Reserve is set to debut with seven new restaurant concepts, from a ceviche bar and a modern steak house with an open-format kitchen and Asian-inspired concept featuring fresh sushi rolls. Also debuting this winter at The Grand Reserve is a Cigar Bar.

“We’re eager and excited to welcome The Grand Reserve to the Melia Hotels International family later this year," Alvaro Tejada, SVP for the Americas for Melia Hotels International, said in a statement.” With its unique design superior amenities and new technological advancements, The Grand Reserve is set to radically transform the way travelers experience our hotels in the Dominican Republic.”

Co-existing with hotel guests will be an additional 144 suites for members of Circle by Melia, bringing the entire building to a total of 432 suites. Launched in 2016, Circle by Melia is Melia Hotels International vacation membership program offering exclusive services and amenities including private transfers, dining experiences, spa treatments and add-on amenities for children and couples.

Guests will be able to experience activities including a Beach Club along the Bavaro Beach and the Circle Studio with new fitness equipment and wellness programming. The Grand Reserve will also welcome families with a new Kids Club offering education-focused programming, along with dance and yoga classes for the entire family to partake in. An adventure-filled Aqua Park with water slides and aquatic games will also debut with the Grand Reserve’s opening.

Alongside the upcoming debut of The Grand Reserve, Meliá Hotels International is transforming its Meliá Caribe Tropical property into two distinct properties – Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort for adults only and Meliá Caribe Beach Resort for families, set to be completed by November 2018.