Meliá Hotels International opened its newest hotel in the Dominican Republic with the launch of The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. The new hotel is be the third Paradisus property to open in DR.
In addition, the Spain-based hotel company converted the neighboring Meliá Caribe Tropical resort into two distinct properties: The adults-only Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort and the Meliá Caribe Beach Resort for families. The hotels received a combined $140 million in renovations—$30 million for both Meliá resorts and $110 million for The Grand Reserve.
Designed in the shape of a circle, The Grand Reserve offers 288 accommodations ranging from 800 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet. Suites consist of either one or two bedrooms, including living and dining spaces. The Grand Reserve also offers swim-up suites with direct access to an exclusive pool.
The resort features 14 restaurants and bars, including a market, steakhouse with open kitchen, ceviche bar, an Asian-inspired concept, a beach club and a cigar bar.
An additional 144 suites for members of Circle by Meliá, creating a total of 432 suites in the entire building. Launched in 2016, Circle by Meliá is a vacation membership program offering exclusive services and amenities, including private transfers, dining experiences, spa treatments and add-on amenities for children and couples.