Club Med will open 17 new resorts by 2024. Club Med is focusing on new openings and renovated properties, new destination experiences, digital innovations, and new onsite experiences, in an effort to attract more families and upscale travelers.
“Since 1950, Club Med has continued to shape the all-inclusive industry by introducing new destinations and experiences to travelers worldwide,” says Carolyne Doyon, president & CEO of Club Med North America and the Caribbean. “Throughout our 72-year history, we’ve successfully adapted our portfolio to appeal to upscale travelers and families, as well as demonstrated our leadership in the all-inclusive mountain experience. Maintaining our ambitious expansion plan, we are on track to open 17 new resorts, as well as complete 13 renovations or extensions of existing resorts, by 2024.”
Some of the upcoming openings, renovations, and upgrades from Club Med include:
Expansion Plans + Introducing All-Inclusive Ski to North America
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Club Med continued its expansion momentum in 2021 with four resort openings, including Club Med Seychelles (Africa), Club Med Lijiang (China), Club Med Quebec(Canada), and Club Med La Rosiere (French Alps). The brand also completed four renovations, including Club Med Albion (Mauritius), Club Med Peisey-Vallandry (French Alps), Club Med Pragelato-Sestriere(Italian Alps), and Club Med Marrakech (Morocco).
Club Med has also established its commitment to further expanding its all-inclusive mountain product to new markets with the forthcoming December 2024 opening of Club Med Utah. This property will be the brand’s first new resort in the U.S. in more than 20 years, as well as its first-ever Exclusive Collection (5-Star) mountain resort in North America, which will be open year-round. Club Med’s Exclusive Collection portfolio, which features 13 of the brand’s most luxurious resorts and spaces around the world, is characterized by premium accommodations, exclusive locations, and refined dining concepts. Of the 30 development projects in the works for Club Med over the next two years, several of them will feature new additions to the Exclusive Collection portfolio, fit for both families and couples.
As the global expansion continues through 2024, some of the upcoming opening, extension, and renovation highlights include:
North America & Caribbean
Club Med Utah, USA (opening 2024)
Located 35 miles from Salt Lake City, the Snowbasin resort is one of the most accessible and oldest operating ski resorts in North America. The 320-room four season resort will appeal to every type of traveler including families and couples. Accommodations will include 2-bedroom Deluxe rooms and Family Suites, while privatePenthouse Suites will be available for those seeking added luxury. Club Med will also offer its children’s clubs from 4 months to 17 years. In addition to all-day dining available at the resort’s restaurants and lounges, guests can also enjoy included group ski and snowboard lessons with ski-in/ ski-out access, lift tickets, and a heated swimming pool during the ski season. During the warmer months, there will be opportunities to explore more than 3,000 acres of surrounding mountains and valleys through guided activities like hiking programs, mountain biking, and Club Med’s trademark circus activities.
Club Med Magna Marbella, Spain (opening May 2022)
Located 45 minutes from the Malaga International Airport in the Andalusia region of Spain, the property will focus on the cultural and natural richness of southern Spain. In addition, Club Med Malgna Marbella will focus on wellness, nature, family experiences, and discovery of the destination. Guests will find unique features in the 485-room resort, such as a family fun zone, garden parties, Andalusian gardens, a Club Med Spa by Cinq Mondes, and five different swimming areas.
Club Med Tignes, French Alps (opening Dec. 2022)
Tignes Val Claret is a natural sports paradise located at an altitude of 7,053 ft. The new resort will be located in the center of the liveliest part of town, making it a hotspot for winter sports and nightlife. The resort will feature 430 rooms, including 25 Exclusive Collection (5-Star) suites, two restaurants, a full spa and wellness salt wall, the largest Club Med pool in the Alps, a full childcare program, and a ski domain suitable for every level.
Club Med Val d’Isère, French Alps (opening Dec. 2022)
Located in the Tarentaise Valley at an altitude of 6.069 ft., this authentic village is home to an internationally-recognized ski mecca. The resort is undergoing a complete transformation worthy of its soon-to-be Exclusive Collection designation. As such, it will be the brand’s first entirely 5-Star mountain resort, with a total of 216 rooms available for booking in both winter and summer. As well as offering skiing, gourmet dining, childcare starting at age 4, and a welcoming spa and yoga program, the resort will redefine luxury by combining intimacy, conviviality, and relaxation.
Club Med San Sicario, Italian Alps (opening Dec. 2024)
A new addition to Club Med’s mountain portfolio in the Italian Alps, the bi-seasonal Club Med San Sicario, will feature 200 rooms located on a prime ski location from the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Club Med Pragelato-Sestriere, Italian Alps (expansion completed by 2022)
Nestled in the Piedmont region of Italy, Club Med’s Pragelato Sestriere resort consists of a hamlet of wooden chalets. The expansion plan will include 17 new chalets housing 105 new rooms. Construction will be completed following the architectural style of the region.
Club Med Gregolimano, Greece (expansion completed by 2023)
One of the brand’s flagship summer resorts in the Mediterranean Basin, located on the Greek Island of Evia, will undergo both a renovation and extension including newly renovated beachfront bungalows.
Club Med Phuket, Thailand (expansion completed by 2023-2024)
Visitors traveling to Club Med Phuket, located on Kata Beach, can look forward to newly refreshed facilities and experiences aimed at recreating an authentic Thai atmosphere for everyone. Enhanced with an eco-chic, modern, and upscale twist, the refreshed resort spaces will include a redesign of the main restaurant, meetings & events center, pool and sun deck, and more.
Club Med Hokkaido, Japan (opening 2023)
Following the success of its two other mountain resorts in Japan, Club Med will open a third property on the northern island of Hokkaido. Known as one of Asia’s top travel destinations, Hokkaido offers a fun-filled family experience, perfectly powdered snow for skiing and trekking, natural landscapes, and local culinary delights.
Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu, Malayasia (opening 2024)
Adding to its portfolio in Southeast Asia, Club Med will build a new resort on the Malaysian side of the island of Borneo. The destination is known for its beaches, biodiverse rainforest, Mount Kinabalu (Southeast Asia’s highest peak), famed dive site Sipadan Island, and native species such as orangutans and clouded leopards. This opening will bring a brand-new resort to a secluded destination.
New Product and Digital Innovations
New Programming for Teens
As family travel evolves, Club Med is enhancing its existing teen programming (Club Med Passworld for teens ages 11–17). Club Med’s new teen program will feature unique activities and social-forward events that give teens the opportunity to have exciting vacation moments and experiential content to share online. As part of this new programming, teens will also be able to take part in Club Med’s Happy To Care CSR mission. The pilot program is launching this spring in Club Med Punta Cana and Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda.
New Resort Experiences
Over the past year, numerous studies have shown that travelers are eager to get outdoors in destinations that offer plenty of room to roam, travelers are prioritizing health and wellness, and are interested in vacation options that cater to the entire family. With this market research in mind, Club Med enhanced its existing resort experiences, including:
- Circus School by Club Med, an acrobatic playground with activities like flying trapeze, tightrope walking, and aerial silk in Club Med Punta Cana
- New and/or upgraded pickleball courts in all resorts in Florida, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Coast of Mexico
- Club Med Amazing Family Program, a fun-filled agenda of weekly activities designed to help families bond and reconnect, launched in all resorts across Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico
- Club Med Spa by Sothys opened in three resorts including Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Club Med Quebec, and Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
- Wing foil watersport activity in Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda
- All-day yoga programming in Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda and Club Med Quebec, with planned expansion to other North American resorts
- The “sunset ritual,” a weekly lifestyle experience on the beach in Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, with planned expansion to Club Med Cancun and Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
- New dining concepts in existing resorts:
- “Lucky Lime,” an all-day Mexican taqueria at Club Med Sandpiper Bay
- “From Jungle to Table,” a sustainable dining concept at the Coco Plum Beach Lounge in Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda
- “Altamar”, a premium seafood restaurant in Club Med Punta Cana
- “Le Chalet,” a gourmet lounge in Club Med Quebec featuring locally-sourced, family-style dinners “a la bonne franquette” – meaning cozy, friendly, and without any fuss
To ensure guests feel well prepared and taken care of before and during their vacation, Club Med continues to enhance its digital, touch-free offerings. In 2021, Club Med’s Easy Arrival contactless check-in/check-out service, which prepares guests to get vacation-ready before vacation begins, was deployed in all Club Med resorts in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Through the app, guests can sign their children up for childcare services or book ski equipment before they arrive to their respective Club Med resort. The My Club Med app features options to create a personalized itinerary, preview the daily activity schedules and guests can now book spa appointments at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Club Med Quebec, and Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda. In 2021, the “room ready” feature was also deployed in North America, so guests can be conveniently informed upon check-in when their room is ready.
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