Tuesday 26 March 2019

Gran Meliá de Mar gears up for the Mediterranean summer

MALLORCA, February 20, 2018

Meliá Hotels International will open the doors to its five-star luxury hotel in Mallorca for the summer season on April 6.

Gran Meliá de Mar is one of the most iconic properties on the Balearic Islands and is a member of the prestigious “Leading Hotels of the World” club.
Gran Meliá de Mar’s exceptional location, overlooking the glittering Mediterranean Sea in the small, upscale resort of Illetas, is the perfect spot for combining a beach holiday with a chic, city break. The resort offers guests easy access to the capital of Mallorca, Palma, while being within close proximity of Puerto Portals, one of the island’s main hotspots.
Initially built in 1964, yet recognised for its modern architecture, the historic Gran Meliá de Mar combines timeless luxury with a contemporary, avant-garde flair. Designed by the globally renowned Spanish architect, José María Coderch, the iconic Gran Meliá de Mar has become a symbol of modern architecture due to its unique design which allows for all rooms to have a large terrace with stunning sea views. The hotel’s idyllic natural setting also features sweeping, landscaped gardens and offers guests exclusive access to a private beach and hidden cove.
Gran Meliá is known for creating memorable experiences for travellers to explore the essence of their surroundings.  In keeping with this, Gran Meliá de Mar offers guests unique and unforgettable experiences to showcase the Spanish culture and beauty of the island. For example, one of the hotel’s exceptional experiences that guests can enjoy is a boat trip to discover Sierra de Tramuntana, a World Heritage site. The impressive mountain range stretches from Andratx in the southwest to the Cap de Formentor in the far north of the island. Visitors can take in the breathtaking views whilst sailing on a traditional Mallorcan llaut boat. Similarly, Gran Meliá de Mar’s picturesque location offers impressive biking and running trails for more active guests.
Gran Meliá de Mar’s abundant facilities include three restaurants, two swimming pools including a sky pool and main pool, a conference room and large leisure spaces. Arrels restaurant, by award-winning chef Marga Coll, is a fine dining showcase of the best of Mallorcan cuisine. The tasting menu includes a selection of dishes exuding authentic flavours such as stewed squid and aubergine stuffed with porc negre, offering diners the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients from the island.
Located in the heart of the hotel, Amaro restaurant’s varied menu includes a selection of exclusive tapas and premium drinks, while the luxurious pool bar, Bardot, is open from sunrise to sunset offering innovative fresh fish and seafood sharing plates as well as panoramic views. Its elegant menu is influenced by Mediterranean flavours where guests can enjoy sophisticated dishes made with the finest ingredients paired with classic cocktails. While Perseo restaurant offers an alternative dining experience with a large terrace and beautiful ocean views, surrounded by pine trees.
The five-star, adult-only hotel has 142 rooms all with sumptuous décor, Clarins amenities, individual terraces and spectacular sea views. Guests checking into ME suites can also avail of free transfers. Neutral colours have been used throughout the rooms, creating luxurious and functional spaces. Guests can also enjoy the exclusive RedLevel Service, offered by Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, designed to provide a boutique experience within the hotel. It includes a private check-in and butler service. Guests looking to unwind can also enjoy Gran Meliá de Mar’s Spa by Clarins, a luxurious wellness space dedicated to health, beauty and sensorial experiences with signature treatments, massages, beauty rituals and facials.
Gran Meliá de Mar is open for the 2018 summer season from April 6 to October 31. Rates start from $401.2 per room. - TradeArabia News Service

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