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MIAMI — After a six-month closure, seven hotels and resorts under the Meliá Hotels International (MHI) umbrella have reopened in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States.
The following properties have reopened their doors: Paradisus Playa del Carmen (July 1); Paradisus Los Cabos (Aug. 15); The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real (Oct. 1); INNSiDE New York Nomad (Oct. 2); Meliá Caribe Beach Resort (Oct. 8); and Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort (Oct. 15). Meliá Orlando Celebration in Celebration, Florida reopened its doors earlier this summer on May 18.
Coming on stream in November will be Paradisus Cancun (Nov. 1) and Meliá Nassau Beach (Nov. 22). ME Cabo and Meliá Braco Village will open just in time for the holidays on Dec. 1 and Dec. 18, respectively.
Coming in 2021 will be Paradisus Playa Mujeres, located 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport and offering 498 suite-style rooms, 10 dining options, a Greg Norman-designed golf course and the signature YHI Spa. It will be the fourth Paradisus resort in Mexico and the seventh in the entire brand.
All hotels and resorts are reopening under the ‘Stay Safe with Melia’ program, which MHI unveiled in May. The company has partnered with Bureau Veritas, an industry leader in inspection, certification and testing, to ensure it meets the highest standards in preventative measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 across its portfolio. Its 390 hotels around the world have modified their facilities and redesigned all their processes to reduce direct interaction and maintain hygiene standards and social distancing across each property.
Here’s an overview of safety measures that have been implemented:
All of the above MHI resorts (with the exception of 2021’s Paradisus Playa Mujeres) will open with discounted deals ranging from 35% to 50% off nightly rates as well as free cancellation for all reservations. Select resorts will also offer complimentary airport transfers for certain room categories, resort credits and extra MeliáRewards bonus points, and offers for kids to stay free. Rates start at US$69 per night, per person.