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Meliá Hotels International Opens the Meliá Dunas, its Second Hotel on the Island of Sal (Cabo Verde)

October 30, 2014 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Meliá Hotels International will open the Meliá Dunas on 1st November, its second hotel on the island of Sal in Cabo Verde after the successful opening of the Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa in 2011 –

• With 1,143 exquisite suites, the Meliá Dunas will be one of the company’s largest luxury resorts;
• Meliá has operated the Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa since 2011 and plans to open the Meliá Llana Resort & Spa on the island of Sal and the Meliá White Sands on Boa Vista island.

The other openings planned by the company in Cabo Verde include the Meliá Llana Resort & Spa, on the island of Sal, and the Meliá White Sands on the island of Boa Vista. All the hotels are owned by the British company, The Resort Group PLC, with which Meliá Hotels International continues strengthening its ties.

Meliá Dunas is a five star all inclusive resort located on the southwest coast of the island of Sal in Cabo Verde. It is right on the beautiful Algodoeiro beach and facing a coral reef with a rich variety of marine life. This luxury resort is just a few minutes from the colourful city of Santa María and Amilcar Cabral international airport.

Amongst its superb services and facilities, the Meliá Dunas provides 1,143 luxurious suites distributed amongst several buildings, all with fabulous views, 14 bars and 5 restaurants offering a culinary journey through the world’s different cuisines, a spectacular YHI spa, a gym, 5 outdoor pools for adults and 2 children’s pools, a themed play area, sports facilities and 1,000 m2 for events and meetings.

The Cabo Verde archipelago is an undiscovered paradise, formed by ten tropical volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is 450 km west of Senegal and 1,000 kms from the Canary Islands. Its pleasant tropical climate, fantastic white sandy beaches, natural beauty and political stability has made it one of the world’s most attractive tourist destinations. The archipelago is perfect for windsurfing, kitesurfing and scuba diving, and for those seeking to discover its fantastic fauna and flora along its wonderful hiking trails.

Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO at Meliá Hotels International, noted that “with this new opening, Meliá Hotels International, nternational leader in the resort segmentwith 61% of its portfolio consisting of resort hotels, continues to improve its position in the best destinations on the five continents.”

Rob Jarret, Chairman of The Resort Group, stated that “the quality of this exceptional property, combined with the experience and managerial excellence of a company such as Meliá Hotels International, with its sales capacity and the high service standards of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, will make the Meliá Dunas a sure success for everyone involved, and especially for the tourism industry in Cabo Verde.”

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