Madrid, April 3, 2023. – The luxury Paradisus by Meliá brand made its debut in Spain this month with the grand opening of Paradisus Gran Canaria Hotel. Located on the idyllic island of Gran Canaria, it offers 297 rooms and suites, avant-garde wellness facilities with the latest technology, and nine dining areas that offer the best of world cuisine and traditional local flavours.
The hotel is the first for the luxury Paradisus by Meliá hotel brand in Europe and offers an innovative experience that reinvents the traditional “all-inclusive” service through the addition of new experiences in tune with the destination, local culture and natural environment. With the architecture, design and interiors led by the ASAH studio of the architect Álvaro Sans, Paradisus Gran Canaria has a range of accommodation options, ranging from Premium Rooms to the superior Nikté and The Reserve, the latter with private hotel areas and areas for adults only. All the rooms have a serene and relaxing ambience thanks to the surrounding natural environment, privileged sea views and a design in harmony with the beauty of its surroundings. There is also a focus on works by local artists, which are prominent in each of the areas in the room.
All bedding and amenities are 100% sustainable, recyclable and made using environmentally friendly materials. The products in the minibar are all produced by local artisans to reduce their impact on the environment.
DESTINATION INCLUSIVE® EXPERIENCES: A NEW WAY TO TRAVEL
With the brand concept of “Embrace Your Nature”, Meliá Hotels International now offers the chance for guests to immerse themselves in the culture of each of the destinations in which the hotels are located. Guests have all the Destination Inclusive experiences® included in the price of their stay
“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 of Meliá Hotels International.
At Paradisus by Meliá the destination plays a key role in creating a genuine adventure and allowing guests the opportunity to “discover the infinite pleasures of a holiday like nothing they have ever known before. A chance to discover secret corners, enjoy authentic cuisine, meet local artists, explore their towns and understand their people,” explained Susanna Mander, Global Director of Brand Marketing for Paradisus by Meliá.
The entire experience is imbued with local charm, from cooking workshops to excursions to the most secluded or iconic locations on what are known as the “Fortunate Islands.” The experiences on offer appeal to both adventure lovers, such as hiking in the “Sacred Mountains,” and to travellers who want to find out more about local products and the traditions behind them. Paradisus Gran Canaria opens a door to picturesque coffee plantations, distilleries and wineries such as the Finca La Laja, the Arehucas rum distillery or Los Berrazales.
Apart from the fascinating opportunities to learn more about local cuisine and products included in the Destination Inclusive® concept, guests can also enjoy nine different dining experiences in the hotel with the finest and most authentic international and local cuisine. From spaces for a relaxing, informal meal, to elegant signature restaurants serving the finest contemporary cuisine. There are also cocktail bar experiences, tapas and plenty of fun by the pool or alongside the sea available at all times.
“Our dining options are sustainable and also showcase the rich culinary traditions of these unique Atlantic islands. 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,” said Mander.
To get a better understanding of the amazing dishes available in the Peseta or Kanna Night restaurants, guests can also visit the famous La Acuarela Restaurant in Mogan, in which Germán Ortega has earned considerable fame over many years. Awarded a Michelin star and two Repsol Guide Sols, his restaurant is one of the most famous and revered on the island. Ortega trained at the Vassa Eggen Restaurant in Stockholm, the 2-Michelin-star The Latonnie in England and the Hacienda Benazuza.
These influences and his vast experience are behind his design of the menus for both restaurants and the creation of a three-course tasting menu for Peseta which will change with the seasons of the year.
The Paradisus Salinas Hotel in Lanzarote, designed by the architect Fernando Higueras, will also work with Germán Ortega and pay tribute to the products from La Graciosa.
Gran Canaria, the third largest island in the Canary Islands, is considered a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The long coastline and endless beaches of white and golden sands, a lunar landscape, and fantastic weather, with an average annual temperature of 24ºC, make the island one of the most popular travel destinations in Spain.