You’ll soon have a brand new offering for your clients in the Dominican Republic with the opening of the first Falcon’s Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana, the result of a multi-million-dollar joint venture between Meliá Hotels International and Falcon’s Beyond. The resort will be family-friendly.

“We’ve built more than a decade-long business relationship with Meliá, beginning with our successful entertainment hospitality property in Mallorca, Spain. We are delighted now to be bringing a further enhanced version of that model to Punta Cana by year-end,” said Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon’s Beyond, in a press statement. “With Falcon’s 22-year history creating story-driven entertainment and hospitality experiences for some of the world’s largest brands, we are leveraging all of our unique expertise and capabilities for Falcon’s Resorts by Melia to deliver an unprecedented vacation experience that goes beyond expectations.”

“Our partnership with Falcon’s is a tremendous opportunity to offer a distinctly different vacation experience from our competitors by incorporating immersive and interactive entertainment elements and technologies in the resort experience in ways it has never been done before,” said vice chairman and CEO of Meliá, Gabriel Escarrer, in a press statement. “We are thrilled to debut our first Falcon’s Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, an exceptional location where we’ve been operating for over 30 years and have a robust network of resorts and loyal guest base.”

The first of these new resorts, Falcon’s Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana, will be a multi-phase transformation of two existing Meliá properties you might already know: Paradisus Grand Cana and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, that together have a total of 622 rooms.

Phase one of the Falcon’s Resort by Meliá, which is expected to open in December 2022 and begin accepting reservations in October, will be an all-inclusive resort with several high-end bars and restaurants, pools, swim-up suites, a water park and a kids’ camp. Upgrades during the re-brand at the Paradisus Grand Cana resort area will be done to the facilities, amenities and experiences across the property and will integrate a unique interactive platform that is expected to be announced soon. Phase two, which is the completion of the re-brand of The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, is expected in 2023.

This is the first part of the three-part $350 million investment in the Falcon’s Resort by Meliá that will also include the Kathmandu Park | Punta Cana, a cutting-edge new theme park expected to open by late 2022 or early 2023, and Falcon’s Central | Punta Cana, a signature retail, dining and entertainment district currently in development. Both of these features will be directly accessible to all your clients staying at any of the Meliá network of properties in the area, those in the Bavaro region as well as local residents.

And there’s more to look forward to: expansion plans for more Falcon’s Resort by Meliá properties include Tenerife, Canary Islands, scheduled to open in 2024; Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, scheduled to open in 2025; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with a TBD opening date.

For more information, visit falconsbeyondglobal.com.