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Melia Is Opening a Different Kind of Punta Cana All-Inclusive 

By: Alexander Britell - November 13, 2022

Spanish hotel giant Melia is set to open a very different kind of resort in Punta Cana next month. 

The new Falcon’s Resort by Melia will be the Dominican Republic’s first “resortainment” property, in partnership with theme park company Falcon’s Beyond.

The new all-inclusive Falcon’s Resort by Melia, an all-suite resort, is the product of a multi-phase transformation of two existing Melia properties: Paradisus Grand Cana and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. 

The new Punta Cana resort is slated to open its doors on Dec. 8, Melia confirmed, as what the company calls an “elevated all-inclusive resortainment experience in stunning Punta Cana.”

The first phase, which is already taking reservations, will be an all-inclusive resort, with a number of bars and eateries, swim-up suites and a major new waterpark. 

The second phase of the project will be completed next year, according to Melia. 

It’s part of a massive new entertainment destination that will be the Caribbean’s first full-fledged theme park: Katmandu Park Punta Cana, the first Caribbean outpost of the popular Katmandu park in Mallorca, Spain. 

The signature waterpark at Falcon’s Resort.

The park itself is likely to open in early 2023, Melia officials say. 

An accompanying retail, dining and entertainment district called Falcon’s Central is also in development. 

Melia is partnering with Falcon’s Beyond on another Caribbean resortainment destination, one in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, which is projecting a 2025 debut. “

“We are thrilled to debut our first Falcon’s Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic,” said Gabriel Escarrer, vice chairman and CEO of Melia.

A rendering of the Katmandu park.

The new Melia is a nod to what is a rapidly-changing all-inclusive landscape in Punta Cana, particularly in the core area of Bavaro.

It’s a transformation that largely began with the entry of European all-inclusive brand Lopesan to the area back in 2019.

For more, visit Falcon’s Resort by Melia.

 

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