PUNTA CANA — Meliá Hotels International is getting ready to open a brand new theme park in Punta Cana.
Launched in collaboration with Falcon’s Beyond Global, ‘Katmandu’ is scheduled to open in fall 2022 as a premier entertainment, dining and retail destination.
Development will be done in two phases:
- Phase 1: This phase will include the development of Katmandu Park Punta Cana featuring first-of-its-kind rides and attractions such as the world’s first Suspended Theater that will immerse guests in the stories of Katmandu
- Phase 2: This phase will see the addition of entertainment, dining and retail offerings from world-renowned brands, all led by Falcon’s Beyond
“This major venture between Meliá Hotels International and Falcon’s Beyond in Punta Cana, an exceptional destination where we’ve been working for over 30 years, will become the first world-class theme park and entertainment destination in the Caribbean,” said Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meliá.
Reinforcing its commitment to Punta Cana, Escarrer also noted that Meliá Hotels International will be renovating two of its Paradisus properties in the destination, as part of its investment plan. This will include a rebuild of its first resort in Punta Canada, Paradisus Punta Cana, as well as major renovations for Paradisus Palma Real, both of which will be completed at the end of 2023.
On the new theme park, Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic, said: “$350 million will be invested by Meliá together with Falcon’s Beyond Global, an investment that will impact the region and the country. This is the objective of this government, investments and employment opportunities in the Dominican Republic.”