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Sol Melia Invests $140 million in New
Paradisus Resort, Puerto Rico


Thursday, 29th. January, 2004. Coinciding with the celebration of FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, Sol Meliá has announced the scheduled opening in March, 2004, of its first hotel in Puerto Rico. The new hotel will make it 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries in which the hotel company operates 80 hotels, also making it the leading hotel chain in the region.

After an investment by Sol Meliá of 140 million dollars in its construction, the luxury facilities and magnificent location of the new Paradisus Puerto Rico make it one of the most exceptional hotels in the whole of the Caribbean. After its inauguration, the Paradisus Puerto Rico will immediately enter the exclusive club of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, a club to which a further 7 Sol Meliá hotels already belong.

The opening of the first hotel in Puerto Rico fulfils a double objective for the company: firstly, to offer a new destination in the Caribbean to European customers, and secondly, to provide an alternative to customers in one of the most attractive markets in world travel: the United States. The hotel provides superior facilities for both business and leisure travellers from each of these important markets.

The Paradisus Puerto Rico, one of the finest hotels in the whole of the Caribbean

The Paradisus Puerto Rico enjoys a magnificent location in the Miquillo Peninsula (Río Grande), very near the Caribbean National Park, better known as El Yunque. 500 suites located in low-rise luxury bungalows blend in perfectly with the natural environment creating the most beautiful and elegant of settings. 

The Paradisus brand is used for Sol Meliá’s 5 star All Inclusive Eco-Resorts, in this case including an extensive range of dining facilities, with 6 themed restaurants and 4 bars, as well as a full programme of sports and entertainment activities in and around the 2 swimming pools, 3 tennis courts, Health and Beauty Centre, children’s club and water sports centre, amongst others.

For golf fans, of which there are many amongst the American public, the Paradisus Puerto Rico provides two exclusive 18-hole golf courses designed by Tom Kite and Bruce Besse.

There are also magnificent facilities for congresses and incentive trips, with a modern Convention Centre set over 2,700 square metres being home to 13 meeting rooms for up to 1,100 guests. 

With the opening of the Paradisus Puerto Rico, Sol Meliá now provides 6 Paradisus Resorts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Majorca in Spain, Sol Meliá is the largest resort hotel company in the world and by far the largest hotel company in Spain, both in the city and resort hotel markets. The company currently provides 350 hotels in 30 countries on 4 continents and provides employment to more than 36,000 people in its Meliá, Tryp, Sol, Paradisus and Hard Rock Hotels.

Also See: Jose Carrasco Appointed Managing Director of Sol Meliá's 500-room Paradisus Puerto Rico; Additional Executive Appointments / December 2003
With 21 New Hotel Projects Actively Under Development, Puerto Rico Tourism Company Unveils Initiatives for 2003 / Feb 2003

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