Meliá Hotels International and Falcon's Beyond inaugurate Falcon's Resort by Meliá in the Dominican Republic

The new establishment brings the concept of "resortament" to the Caribbean, combining the services of a luxury hotel complex with extraordinary entertainment

(Source: Meliá Hotels International)

Meliá Hotels International, one of the world's leading resort hotel companies operating more than 380 hotels in 40 countries, and its partner Falcon's Beyond ("Falcon's Beyond" or the "Company"), a global entertainment development company, announce today the opening of Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana. This is the first tourist complex to open under the new brand based on leisure and entertainment, Falcon's Resorts by Meliá, which offers a unique "resortainment" hotel experience.

The new brand seamlessly blends the amenities of a luxury hotel resort with extraordinary entertainment experiences, including access to a world-class new theme park: Katmandu Park | Punta Cana a few steps from the establishment. From now until March 15, 2023, guests of the resort will receive exclusive access to a selection of attractions, as a preview before the entire park opens its doors to the public. In the future, guests will also have direct access to a curated selection of diverse and fun-filled dining, shopping and entertainment venues as part of a broader destination experience that is being developed.

Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana, a five-star all-inclusive resort located on the iconic Bavaro Beach in the Dominican Republic, is a multi-phase transformation of two existing Meliá properties, Paradisus Grand Cana and Garden Suites by Meliá, comprising 622 rooms. The first phase has been renamed Paradisus Grand Cana and includes 432 luxury suites, three swimming pools, nine specialty restaurants and a world-class spa and gym. The second phase, the rebranding of Garden Suites by Meliá, will include 190 rooms, which will be completed by the end of 2023. Integrating the beauty of the Caribbean landscape,

"It is a true honor to welcome guests to the first Falcon's Resort by Meliá property in beautiful Punta Cana," said André Gerondeau, COO of Meliá Hotels International. "Meliá has a strong relationship with the Dominican Republic, where we opened our first establishment in Punta Cana more than 30 years ago. The development of Falcon's Resort by Meliá will add a new level of casual, sophisticated and surprise-filled fun to the traditional vacation experience. .”

Beyond Suites

Designed for all types of travelers, the property's suites range from 74 to 277 square meters, with spacious living areas, private furnished balconies, and terraces with spectacular views of the garden or main pool. The spacious suites feature a dining area and wet bar to enjoy a morning coffee or cocktail and a living room equipped with a smart TV and comfortable seating. Resort guests who book a Standard Suite will receive a 1-use pass for Katmandu Park, per guest.

Guests can also enjoy the Beyond Suite experience, which offers them an upgraded room and exclusive benefits to enhance their stay. These include a personal Beyond Concierge, priority booking for activities and restaurants, personalized turndown service, a dinner by the Beyond Pool (one per stay) and a multi-day ticket to Katmandú Park. With this upgrade, guests can also select a variety of accommodation categories, including swim-up suites with a relaxing whirlpool tub on their private terrace.

International Gastronomy and an Elegant Spa

Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana will offer a wide range of international cuisine through nine restaurant concepts. Diners can enjoy Asian, Latin, Mediterranean and Caribbean culinary experiences made with local ingredients. In addition, the bars of the complex offer top quality spirits and wines. 

The most demanding travelers can pamper themselves with the services and treatments at the MAIA Signature Spa by Natura Bissé. Setting trends in the combination of innovative avant-garde techniques and traditional therapies, MAIA Signature Spa provides peace, serenity and total relaxation.

The first theme park in the Caribbean: Resortainment is born

Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana is part of a new entertainment destination valued at 350 million dollars called Falcon's Beyond Destinations that will have three different experiences for guests: the resort, a new theme park and a shopping, dining and entertainment center called Falcon's Central. Through the property's resort offering, guests can complement their Caribbean beach vacation with a theme park experience at the new Katmandu Park | Punta Cana. 

The avant-garde Katmandu Park | Punta Cana will transport guests through immersive storytelling experiences, including four attraction tents utilizing several never-before-seen proprietary technologies. Other attractions include 36 holes of miniature golf, an outdoor ropes course, and a Kathmandu-themed carousel, among others.  

"We are delighted to bring unique resort experiences to the Caribbean with the opening of Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana and Katmandu Park | Punta Cana," said Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon's Beyond. "Our distinctive high-experience, compact theme park concept offers our guests access to innovative ride technologies, immersive experiences and other daytime and nighttime entertainment. This combination creates an extraordinary beach getaway with endless thrills and adventures." for families, groups, couples and travelers of all ages." 

Innovative BeyondME™ technology

In early 2023, guests of the resort will also be able to access BeyondME™, a new online gaming and fan engagement platform that will allow people of all ages to connect, personalize and be rewarded for engaging in real and digital experiences. BeyondME Smart Wearable Technology Provides Access to Rooms, Katmandu Park Attractions | Punta Cana, to park passes and individual profiles, and allows guests to make cashless transactions and interact with various attractions and immersive touch points at all properties. 

BeyondME encourages players to earn "experience points", called XP, by participating in various real-world experiences at the resort, park, Falcon's Central and virtual experiences on the BeyondME web application, and by playing online games compatible with beyondME. XP points can be exchanged for various discounts and improvements or upgrades. MeliáRewards members will soon be able to link their account to unlock higher BeyondME status levels and convert MeliaRewards points into XP. Guests staying in a Beyond Suite will receive additional XP points and higher tier status during their stay.  

"This new type of resort experience will change what we think of as a traditional beach vacation," said Scott Demerau, CEO of Falcon's Beyond. "Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana and Katmandu Park | Punta Cana redefine the tourism experience in the Dominican Republic. We are delighted to partner with Meliá Hotels International to bring this leisure destination to life." 

Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana also has two offers for children: Habitat Club and BLAST! Waterpark. Habitat Club is a modern and spacious kids' club that encourages children of multiple ages to explore their many curiosities through creative activity programs. And the BLAST! Waterpark, gives children the chance to enjoy multiple attractions and slides to cool off from the Caribbean heat.

Meliá and Falcon's will develop multiple Falcon's Beyond Destination properties around the world in the coming years, including destinations such as Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Mexico.

The opening fees of Falcon's Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana start at $420 per night for standard rooms and $700 per night for Beyond Suites, all-inclusive for double occupancy.

On July 12, 2022, Falcon's Beyond announced its plans to become a Nasdaq listed company through a definitive merger agreement with FAST Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: FZT), a special purpose acquisitions firm founded by Doug Jacob. and directed by Sandy Beall. Upon closing of the transaction, the new combined company will be named "Falcon's Beyond Global, Inc." and is expected to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol "FBYD". The Falcon's website offers more information about this transaction in its Investor Relations section.

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