Meliá Hotels International and Falcon’s Beyond announce new global leisure resort brand, Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá

Meliá Hotels International (MHI), one of the world’s leading leisure hotel companies operating more than 380 hotels in 40 countries, and its joint venture partner Falcon’s Beyond, a global leisure development company, today announced a new resort brand based on leisure and entertainment , Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá. The all-inclusive resorts will be incorporated into world-class entertainment destinations that will be branded Falcon’s Beyond Destinationsjointly developed by the two companies in premium leisure markets worldwide.

Leveraging MHI’s 66 years of experience in travel and hospitality and Falcon’s extensive experience as a fully integrated leisure development company, Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá will offer a unique resort entertainment hospitality that will seamlessly blend premium resort amenities with extraordinary entertainment experiences in a way that is casual and sophisticated entertainment for everyone. Resorts will provide direct access to vibrant and curated dining, shopping and entertainment venues as part of a larger destination experience.

“We have built over a decade of business relationships with Meliá, starting with our successful leisure property in Mallorca, Spain. We are now excited to bring a further enhanced version of this model to Punta Cana by the end of the year.” said Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon’s Beyond. “With Falcon’s 22-year history of creating story-driven entertainment and hospitality for some of the world’s biggest brands, we are bringing all of our unique experience and capabilities to Falcon’s Resorts by Melia to deliver an unparalleled vacation experience that exceeds expectations.” “

“Our partnership with Falcon’s is a tremendous opportunity to offer a significantly different vacation experience than our competitors by incorporating immersive and interactive entertainment elements and technology into the resort experience in ways that have never been done before.” said Meliá’s Vice Chairman and CEO, Gabriel Escarer. “We are thrilled to debut our first Falcon’s Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, an exceptional location where we have been operating for more than 30 years and have a strong resort network and loyal guest base.”

The first of these new resorts, Falcon’s Resort by Meliá | All apartments Punta Canawill be a multi-phase transformation of two existing MHI properties in the Dominican Republic, Paradisus Grand Cana and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, comprising a total of 622 rooms.

The first phase, which is expected to open in December 2022 and take reservations in October 2022, will be an all-inclusive resort with multiple high-end bars and restaurants, pools, swimming suites, a water park and a children’s camp. Through the rebranding, the Paradisus Grand Cana resort will receive improvements to facilities, amenities and experiences throughout the property and will integrate a unique interactive platform that is expected to be announced soon. Phase two, completion of the rebranding of The Reserve to Paradisus Palma Real, is expected in 2023.

Falcon’s Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana will be one of three components of a new $350 million multi-faceted entertainment destination, Falcon’s Beyond Destination | Punta Cana, the first Falcon’s Beyond Destination to debut. The general destination will also be presented Kathmandu Park | Punta Canaa a cutting-edge new theme park, also expected to open in December 2022, and Falcon’s Central | Punta Canaa corporate retail, dining and entertainment precinct currently under development.

As the first world-class theme park in the Caribbean, Katmandu Park will feature several patented, never-before-seen ride technologies, interactive storytelling and megapark-level immersive attractions. Falcon’s Central will connect guests with world-renowned brands through curated location-based entertainment venues, experiences, amenities, content, restaurants, shopping and retail. Both Katmandu Park and Falcon’s Central will be directly accessible to guests of Meliá’s vast network of resorts and hotels, comprising 1,825 rooms, as well as to guests of neighboring hotels – an additional 6,000 rooms – and to nearly 30,000 local residents within 30 minutes drive.

MHI and Falcon announced multiple Falcon’s Beyond Destination locations around the world in the coming years, including sites in Tenerife, Canary Islands, scheduled to open in 2024, and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, scheduled to open in 2025.

The unveiling of Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá follows other recent transformational news from Falcon’s Beyond. On July 12, Falcon’s Beyond announced plans to become a publicly traded Nasdaq company through a definitive merger agreement with FAST Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: FZT ), a special purpose acquisition company founded by Doug Jacobs and led by Sandy Beal. After the transaction closes, the new combined company will be called “Falcon’s Beyond Global” and is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “FBYD.” More information about the deal can be found in the investor relations section of Falcon’s website.​

About Melia Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 390 hotels (portfolio and projects) in more than 40 countries, with brands including Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The company is a global leader in resort hotels, while leveraging its expertise to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism led the group to the third most sustainable hotel company in the world in 2018, according to RobecoSam, the investment company that produces the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the Spanish stock market index IBEX 35 and is the Spanish hotel leader in terms of corporate reputation (Merco ranking). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram meliahotelsinternational.com

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