New all-inclusive resort and entertainment experience in the Dominican Republic
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It’s an exciting time for Caribbean enthusiasts as the Dominican Republic has just been chosen as the host destination for a luxurious all-inclusive mega resort, developed by Melia in partnership with Falcon’s Beyond. Fortunately, they won’t have to wait long until the project is delivered, at least partially: the “first phase” opens in December.
Punta Cana is one of the fastest growing destinations in the post-Covid scene, with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, a resort strip lined with world-class hotel chains and renowned for the quality of its services. Considering these powerful assets, it’s not hard to see why Melia and Falcon’s preferred him for their latest business venture.
Here is all you need to know about the upcoming new tourist center in the Dominican Republic:
What are the two hotel and entertainment giants planning?
Cementing their decade-long partnership with entertainment development group Falcon’s Beyond, Melia Hotels International is set to launch an all-inclusive resort brand, from Punta Cana. Officially billed as Falcon’s Resorts by Meliathe new property could eclipse in size, if nothing else, any other competitors that have already moved into the city.
He will see two other smaller hotels, namely the Paradisus Grand Cana and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real merged into a single colossal structure, with a whopping 622 rooms between them, based solely on the number of suites available each separately. However, further expansion is being considered.
Celebrating the news, Falcon’s Beyond CEO Cecil Magpuri said the company will play a huge role in creating a ‘unprecedented vacation experience that goes beyond expectations‘, based on its record of working with some of the world’s biggest hospitality brands, including Melia, and a 22-year history of ‘story-based entertainment’. But What does it mean?
Here are some of the things that make the future Mega Resort unique
According to Melia’s press release, the resort will be unique in that it incorporates “immersive and interactive entertainment elements and technologies” in a way that is never been done before – and judging by the long list of amenities, both from old hotels and improvement plans, “immersive” is a key word in this project.
Once officially launched, the first-ever Falcon’s Resort by Melia will feature:
- Several upscale bars and restaurants
- Many swimming pools
- Suites with swimming pool
- A water park
- A children’s camp
Although the official opening is still taking some time, the partners have announced that the “first phase” should be completed as early as December. Namely, the rebranding of Paradisus Grand Cana, half of the future structure, will take place in time for the winter travel season.
This means that guests will be able to get a glimpse of Melia’s future magnum opus much sooner.
What is already available from December?
Gourmet restaurants, several bathing areas and the highly anticipated Pool Suites will all be available by then. At a later date in 2023, during “phase two”, the reserve of Paradisus Palma Real will have a facelift, before becoming one with its former competitor.
In total, the large-scale project has a cost estimated at $350 million.
Melia may be in the hospitality business, bringing a respected name and solid reputation in the hospitality industry to the table, but it’s Falcon’s Beyond that’s revolutionizing the concept of ‘resort’ here. The new addition will indeed be part of the group’s ambitious project Falcon’s Beyond Destination Punta Canadestined to become a full-fledged Dominican attraction.
The development area, of which the resort is part, will house a theme park, scheduled to open between late 2022 and early 2023, coinciding with the Paradisus rebranding, as well as a ‘retail, catering and entertainment district‘. Effectively, a destination within a destination.
Discover destinations beyond Falcon
The first Falcon’s Beyond destination will include:
- Falcon’s Resort by Melia itself
- A theme park named Kathmandu
- An entertainment avenue tentatively called Falcon’s Central
Of course, the “tourist colony” will have easy access to the sea, which means that visitors will have little reason to leave the complex. Those opting for different resorts will also be able to access up-and-coming Katmandu Park and bustling Falcon’s Central, as the designers plan to make it “directly accessible” to guests of the Melia hotel network around Punta Cana and residents.
Sure, Punta Cana is just the beginning. The partnership is extended to several destinations around the world, starting with:
- Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)
- Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Falcon Beyond’s Destination Tenerife is set to open in 2024once Punta Cana is operational, and it should be soon followed by Playa del Carmen in 2025. As for Puerto Vallarta, its opening date has not yet been announced, although we can assume that will happen after 2026 , if the brand follow this pattern of one new destination per year.
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