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Meliá Hotels International opens Meliá Dunas, its second hotel on the island of Sal (Cabo Verde)

Meliá Dunas
Meliá Dunas is set to launch on the island of Sal on 1st November 2014. It is Meliá Hotels International’s second hotel on the island, following on from the successful opening of the Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa in 2011. 
Meliá Dunas is a five star all-inclusive resort located on the southwest coast of Sal in Cabo Verde. The hotel is located on the beautiful Algodoeiro beach, 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, Meliá Dunas will house 1,143 luxurious suites distributed amongst several buildings, all with fabulous views, 14 bars and five restaurants offering a culinary journey through the world’s different cuisines, a spectacular YHI spa, a gym, five outdoor pools for adults and two 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, made-up of ten tropical volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is 450km 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 discovering 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, an international leader in the resort segment with 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 Meliá Dunas a sure success for everyone involved, and especially for the tourism industry in Cabo Verde.”

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

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