Paradisus by Meliá, the luxury destination all-inclusive resort brand by Meliá Hotels International, will debut in Europe this weekend with the opening of Paradisus Gran Canaria Hotel in Spain.
The 297-key property will offer wellness facilities with the latest technology, nine dining areas and a roster of Destination Inclusive® experiences. A second Paradisus property – Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote – is slated to open in late May.
Gran Canaria, the third largest island in the Canary Islands, was designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2005. It offers beaches of white and gold sand, a lunar landscape, and an average annual temperature of 24°C.
“Every one of our hotels has a strong bond with the place where they are located. That’s why we are convinced that the combination of the new luxury services provided by Paradisus by Meliá and all the attractions of local culture and nature are the perfect way to provide our guests with truly unique experiences,” said André Gerondeau, chief operating officer, Meliá Hotels International.
The architecture, design and interior design of the property was led by the ASAH studio of architect Álvaro Sans. Featuring organic looks and materials and a relaxing color palette, accommodations range from Premium rooms to the superior Nikté and The Reserve, a private, adults-only hotel area.
To comply with Meliá’s commitment to sustainability, the bedding and room amenities are 100 percent sustainable, recyclable and made using environmentally-friendly materials. Products in the minibar are all produced by local artisans to reduce their impact on the environment.
Like Meliá’s Paradisus properties in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, the hotel includes its roster of Destination Inclusive experiences in the price of a stay. In Gran Canaria, these experiences might include cooking classes, visits to the secluded “Fortunate Islands,” hiking in the “Sacred Mountains,” and visits to coffee plantations, distilleries and wineries.
Food and beverage needs will be well-served by the resort’s nine dining and drink options: Gastro Hall (four different gastronomic experiences in one place), MasCalzone Italian Trattoria, Vibra Fun Restaurant & Entertainment, Ginger Grand Café, Peseta Local Specialty Restaurant, Kanna Beach Club, The Shack Beach Club, Lemon Fish (raw food and ceviches), and The Reserve Exclusive Lounge Bar Experience.
“Our dining options are sustainable and also showcase the rich culinary traditions of these unique Atlantic Islands,” said Susanna Mander, global director of Brand Marketing, Paradisus by Meliá. “To achieve that we are lucky to have top chefs who can enhance the dining experience, such as Germán Ortega, who takes Canary Islands fine dining to another level in the Spanish restaurant Peseta and in Kanna Night.”