Spain's Meliá Hotels International has split its Dominican Republic resort, Meliá Caribe Tropical, into separate properties: Meliá Punta Cana Beach, an adults-only resort, and the family-friendly Meliá Caribe Beach.
"By offering two distinct properties with specialized services, we are more able to cater to guests’ needs,” said Alvaro Tejeda, Meliá's regional VP, The Americas. "Our guests have been requesting more adults-only options, as well as family-friendly amenities, so we are thrilled to be able to fulfill that need and offer a more tailored stay.”
The resorts will debut in December in time for the holiday season.
Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort
An adults-only property, the hotel will offer perks like an exclusive VIP lounge for check-in/out, exclusive pool, restaurant, premium beverages, hors d’oeuvres and coffee and tea service throughout the day.
Alongside its 538 rooms (including standard junior suites and 136 The Level suites), Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort will also have a pool, beach and five new restaurants: Mosaico blends a casual Mediterranean dining experience with a local and Art Deco aesthetic; Muoi, an Asian restaurant offering dim Sum, Vietnamese, sushi and robata-style cuisine; Casa Nostra, a restaurant with a wood-fire grill and Italian specialties; Rumba, an open-air breakfast and lunch experience with views of the Caribbean sea and an international buffet; and Replay, a sports bar offering snacks, grilled items and cocktails
Meliá Caribe Beach Resort
Specializing in family-friendly activities, services and amenities, Meliá Caribe Beach Resort will have rooms specifically designed to meet multi-generational needs. The resort will have 609 rooms, including 154 The Level Suites, 123 beachside family rooms, and a mix of 332 premium beachside and deluxe rooms.
Debuting with an interactive waterpark and an arcade with popular gaming and virtual-reality consoles, the hotel will offer a comprehensive lineup of family entertainment. The resort also will have seven new restaurantsRiviera, exclusive to The Level guests, serving international cuisine infused with local flavor; Tartufo (opening 2019), an authentic Italian and Mediterranean restaurant; Alma, a restaurant that blends traditional Spanish recipes with modern techniques; Barefoot, a casual beachfront grill and bar exclusively for The Level guests; Bazaar (opening 2019), a buffet with food trucks and international food stations; Merkado, overlooking the beach and serving cuisie family-style, with seating for large groups, a kid’s corner and ice cream shop; O Grille, located by the resort’s water park, serving grilled specialties and snacks and picnic-style seating; and Hokkaido, a newly remodeled Japanese restaurant, including four Teppanyaki tables and bar.
Guests can dine at participating restaurants--a total of 13-- at each property, regardless where they are staying.
In addition to the upcoming changes at Meliá Caribe Tropical, Meliá Hotels International also will debut an all-new luxury property in December in the Dominican Republic: The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.