Meliá Hotels International is set to launch Gran Meliá de Mar on the Palma de Mallorca Bay in April 2016. Following an extensive renovation, the property, previously a Meliá hotel, has been upgraded to become the brand’s flagship couples-only resort.
Located on a secluded cove, Gran Meliá de Mar will offer guests the ultimate Balearic experience. It is 10 minutes drive from the centre of Palma and within close proximity to the Michelin star restaurants, trendy bars and glamorous shops of Puerto Portals Marina, as well as some of the island’s best golfing facilities, such as Son Vida and Arabella.
Each of the 142 rooms feature balconies with views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as amenities including a Nespresso machine, mini-bar and premium bathroom products. RedLevel guests will have exclusive access to the RedLevel Lounge and enjoy benefits such as valet parking, a premium Bali bed and complimentary access to the wellness circuit of the Spa by Clarins.
The hotel’s new lobby bar and lounge, AMARO, will be inspired by 50s old-school glamour. Guests can enjoy a range of Mediterranean “bits & bites”, including traditional Spanish tapas and delicate pastries served throughout the day. In the evenings, AMARO will provide an extensive cocktail list created by internationally renowned mixologists with live music.
Bardot, Gran Meliá de Mar’s signature poolside bar and restaurant, will be open from sunrise to sunset, with spectacular views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Cocktails at Bardot will be classically crafted and served with innovative sharing plates, such as fresh fish and seafood, influenced by the elegance of the Balearics.
In the evening, Arrels restaurant showcases the best of Majorcan cuisine with a modern touch, including a daily five or seven course tasting menu.
The Spa by Clarins at Gran Meliá de Mar will feature several treatment rooms offering exclusive Clarins experiences such as massages, facials and physical programmes.
Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO at Meliá Hotels International, said: “Mallorca is where Meliá Hotels International was born and is a very important European destination for the luxury traveller. The stunning natural beauty and historical significance of the area is the perfect example of Balearic beauty. It was important to us to continue to raise the profile of our beautiful island and provide the best service in the area. We are very excited to launch this bespoke property in such a significant location.”
Gran Meliá de Mar is located 20 minutes drive from Palma airport. With six conference rooms, it will be equipped to host small business gatherings and large scale functions. It offers 449²m of flexible meeting space with modern technologies and capacity for between 12 and 220 people. The hotel will also provide a 24-hour gym with high-tech equipment for those looking to stay in shape during their stay.