by Matt Alderton | June 19, 2018
What do geometry and hospitality have in common? At its newest resort in the Dominican Republic, a lot, according to Meliá Hotels International, which yesterday announced plans to open a new luxury resort at Paradisus Palma Real, its all-include resort in Punta Cana. The $110 million property -- The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real -- is scheduled to open Dec. 15, 2018, and will be designed in the shape of a circle, which according to Meliá is the universal symbol of wholeness and perfection.

The Grand Reserve will offer 288 one- and two-bedroom suite-style accommodations ranging from 800 to over 3,000 square feet -- including a selection of swim-up suites with direct access to an exclusive pool, lush garden areas and a solarium.

Amenities will include seven restaurants and bars, a full-service spa, a beach club, a family-friendly kids club and waterpark, and a fitness facility, not to mention all the services and amenities of its parent resort, Paradisus Palma Real, which boasts 12 restaurants, a theater, a golf course, five pools, two spas and an 18,000-square-foot convention center.

"We're eager and excited to welcome The Grand Reserve to the Meliá Hotels International family later this year," said Alvaro Tejada, senior vice president for the Americas at Meliá Hotels International. "With its unique design, superior amenities and new technological advancements, The Grand Reserve is set to radically transform the way travelers experience our hotels in the Dominican Republic."