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We’re excited to announce the launch of our #BestOfParadisus series – spotlighting everyone’s favorite vacation features. During August, we’ll be focusing on all things SUNSETS! Share your best vacation sunset photos with the hashtag #BestOfParadisus. We’ll be be picking our “Weekly Favorites” and featuring them on our Facebook page.
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Restaurants at this level offer a distinctive fine-dining experience and attentive service, according to AAA. Their offerings are typically distinguished by highly creative chefs using top-quality ingredients.
Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Palma Real is part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,548 hotels and 729 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating. “This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff and we are honored to be recognized as an AAA Four Diamond restaurant,” said Rafael Torres, Managing Director of Paradisus Resorts in the Dominican Republic. “At Paradisus Palma Real, we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier dining experience.” “AAA is delighted to recognize Passion by Martin Berasategui as a Four Diamond restaurant,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.”
One of the world’s most accomplished chefs, Chef Martin Berasategui started cooking in his teens, helping his mother and aunt in their family-owned eatery in San Sebastian, Spain. Training in France in addition to other unique culinary countries and cultures, influenced Chef Berasategui’s approach to service and techniques. Today, Chef Berasategui leads the culinary direction at Lasarte y Loidi at the Hotel Condes in Barcelona, the MB Restaurant at the Abama Resort in Tenerife, the Santo by Martin Berasategui at the Eme Hotel in Seville, the DOMA at the Silken Gran Domine Hotel in Bilbao and the Martin restaurant in Shanghai. Passion by Martin Berasategui and Tempo by Martin Berasategui are his first restaurants in the Americas.
Passion by Martin Berasategui offers a sophisticated à la carte menu or tasting menu in a warm, modern and elegant atmosphere. The restaurant is part of the extraordinary dining experience at Paradisus Palma Real, a luxury all-inclusive resort situated among white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters in the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The resort boasts an array of chic suite accommodations and exclusive offerings for guests, creating a distinct and memorable vacation experience. Guests can unwind in a relaxing oasis at the YHI Spa and the Oriental Garden inspired by YHI Spa; participate in exciting Life Enriching Activities; and so much more.
About AAA InspectionsFor 78 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections and publish the results to guide member travel decisions. AAA offers the only ratings based on on-site evaluations guided by member priorities. And, with more listed properties than any other rating entity, AAA operates the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants are listed in AAA trip planning products: the eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA/CAA offices. Travelers can learn about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.
About Paradisus ResortsParadisus Resorts is an all-inclusive luxury resort brand owned and operated by Meliá Hotels International, (formerly Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts) one of the world’s most successful hotel companies. The growing brand currently has two hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana and three resorts in Mexico: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (adults-only), Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda (for everyone) and the new Paradisus Cancun. Boasting unique room categories and luxurious upgrade options such as the adults-only Royal Service and family-only Family Concierge, the resorts are ideal for a wide spectrum of guests including couples, family vacations, destination weddings and business travelers. The properties in Punta Cana each feature The Reserve at Paradisus, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort concept where guests experience private check-in and stay in residential style accommodations, among numerous other services and amenities. Paradisus Resorts will continue its growth with the opening of a brand-new property in Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica, scheduled to open in 2015. Follow Paradisus Resorts on Twitter – @Paradisus, Instagram – @ParadisusResorts and Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Paradisus.Resorts. For more information, visit www.paradisus.com.
Paradisus Resorts, Meliá Hotels International’s luxury all-inclusive resorts brand, is pleased to announce Paradisus Punta Cana was featured in an episode of The Bachelorette. The episode featured a special Fantasy Suite dinner date for a lucky suitor with the newest Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. The episode aired Monday, July 14, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC.
“We are honored that The Bachelorette chose Paradisus Punta Cana to serve as the beautiful backdrop for this episode,” said Rafael Torres, Managing Director of Paradisus Punta Cana. “Paradisus Punta Cana provides the essential elements for a romantic getaway, and we hope we helped Andi come one step closer to finding love.”
Paradisus Resorts, Meliá Hotels International’s luxury all-inclusive resorts brand, is now offering three NEW complimentary Life Enriching Experiences that will teach guests new skills, introduce them to inventive forms of fitness and fabulousness and provide tons of excitement. The new line-up includes Pole Dance Classes; Aqua Spinning and Diamond tutorials.
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla in Mexico offers complimentary Pole Dance classes for guests looking for fun and exercise while enjoying their vacation. La Perla’s pole dance classes run 60 minutes long and are offered twice a week at the resort’s outdoor Palapa. Each class is taught by a certified pole dancing instructor who will explain all the basic steps and movements, along with tips to avoid any muscular injuries. This class, which usually has between 15-40 participants, is a complete workout, giving people energy, flexibility and strength. Paradisus’ pole dancing has become so popular with guests that the resort had to recently purchase additional poles! And the popularity doesn’t just stop at the resort – in fact, there are plans for pole dance to become an Olympic sport.
Paradisus Cancun knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend and for this reason, one of Paradisus’ most exclusive life enriching experiences – Diamond tutorials – takes place at the resort every Tuesday, exclusively for Royal Service guests. Thanks to Paradisus Cancun’s team of experts, guests have the opportunity to learn about the different cuts of these exquisite gemstones, as well as the mounting types that can be applied and how to identify them. The experts are even able to tailor the experience to couples, showing them the most select variety of pieces (which can last for up to two hours).
Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic have added the latest exercise craze– Aqua Spinning– to their roster of guest activities. Aqua Cycling is similar to indoor cycling classes, except taught in a pool, where water plays the role of resistance on the wheel. The class burns up to 800 calories an hour and is known to fight cellulite. Fans of the activity especially love that it is easy on their joints and the class is also highly recommended for women who are pregnant. Paradisus Palma Real offers Aqua Spinning in its main pool every Monday and Wednesday at noon. Paradisus Punta Cana offers the class every Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Classes allow for up to twelve participants.
Other unique complimentary Life Enriching experiences offered at Paradisus Resorts include Flower Arranging, Fruit Art classes, sand castle making, landscape painting, crafts, tequila/wine tasting, cooking classes, tango lessons, massage lessons, and more. www.paradisus.com