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Club Med to open 17 new resorts & complete 13 renovations by 2024

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  •   02-14-2022  4:05 am
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Club Med to open 17 new resorts & complete 13 renovations by 2024
Club Med's Pragelato Sestriere's expansion plan will include 17 new chalets housing 105 new rooms. (Club Med)
Pax Global Media

Club Med says it will open 17 new resorts by 2024 and add new destination-forward experiences, digital innovations, and new product novelties. 

"Since 1950, Club Med has continued to shape the all-inclusive industry by introducing new destinations and experiences to travellers worldwide," says Carolyne Doyon, president & CEO of Club Med North America and the Caribbean. "Throughout our 72-year history, we've successfully adapted our portfolio to appeal to upscale travellers and families, as well as demonstrated our leadership in the all-inclusive mountain experience. Maintaining our ambitious expansion plan, we are on track to open 17 new resorts, as well as complete 13 renovations or extensions of existing resorts, by 2024."

Some of the upcoming openings, renovations, and upgrades from Club Med include: 

Expansion + all-inclusive ski to North America

Club Med continued its expansion momentum in 2021 with four resort openings, including Club Med Seychelles (Africa), Club Med Lijiang (China), Club Med Québec (Canada), and Club Med La Rosière (French Alps). 

The brand also completed four renovations, including Club Med Albion (Mauritius), Club Med Peisey-Vallandry (French Alps), Club Med Pragelato-Sestriere (Italian Alps), and Club Med Marrakech (Morocco).Club Med Québec Charlevoix. (Club Med)

Club Med also plans to expand its all-inclusive mountain product to new markets with the forthcoming December 2024 opening of Club Med Utah

This property will be the brand's first new resort in the U.S. in more than 20 years, as well as its first-ever Exclusive Collection (5-Star) mountain resort in North America, which will be open year-round. 

Club Med's Exclusive Collection portfolio is characterized by premium accommodations, exclusively beautiful locations, and refined dining concepts. 

READ MORE: Here's a first look at Club Med Québec Charlevoix's rooms, suites

Of the 30 development projects in the works for Club Med over the next two years, several of them will feature new additions to the Exclusive Collection portfolio. 

Some of the upcoming opening, extension, and renovation highlights include: 

North America & Caribbean 

NEW RESORT - Club Med Utah, USA (2024)

The brand's renowned all-inclusive mountain concept will be expanding to the United States with an Exclusive Collection (5-Star) resort in Snowbasin, Utah

Located 35 miles from Salt Lake City, the Snowbasin resort is one of the most accessible and oldest operating ski resorts in North America

The 320-room four season resort will combine American luxury with Club Med's French savoir-faire, appealing to every type of traveler including families, couples, and meetings & events groups. 

Accommodations will include spacious 2-bedroom Deluxe rooms & Family Suites, while private Penthouse Suites will be available for those seeking added luxury. 

Club Med will also offer its award-winning children's clubs from 4 months to 17 years old for families seeking a more tailored, family-fun experience. In addition to all-day dining available at the resort's restaurants and lounges, guests can also enjoy included group ski and snowboard lessons with ski-in/ ski-out access, lift tickets, and a heated swimming pool during the ski season. 

During the warmer months, there will be opportunities to explore more than 3,000 acres of surrounding mountains and valleys through guided activities like hiking programs, mountain biking, and Club Med's trademark circus activities.

Europe 

NEW RESORT - Club Med Magna Marbella, Spain (May 2022)

Located 45 minutes from the Malaga International Airport in the Andalusia region of Spain, Club Med has retaken one of Spain's most mythic destinations to open a brand-new resort. 

With a focus on the cultural and natural richness of southern Spain, the resort will mix tradition and modernity to offer an experience focused on wellness, nature, family experiences, and discovery of the destination. 

Guests will find unique features in the 485-room resort, such as a family fun zone, garden parties, 14 hectares of Andalusian gardens, a Club Med Spa by Cinq Mondes, and five different swimming areas.

NEW RESORT - Club Med Tignes, French Alps (Dec. 2022)

A historic destination that has been home to Club Med since 1958, Tignes Val Claret is a natural sports paradise located at an altitude of 2,150 meters. 

The brand-new Club Med Tignes resort will be located in the center of the liveliest part of town, making it a hotspot for winter sports and nightlife. 

The resort will feature 430 rooms, including 25 Exclusive Collection (5-Star) suites, two restaurants, a full spa and wellness salt wall, the largest Club Med pool in the Alps, a full childcare program, and a ski domain suitable for every level.

NEW RESORT - Club Med Val d'Isère, French Alps (Dec. 2022)

Located in the Tarentaise Valley at an altitude of 1,850 meters, this authentic village is home to an internationally-recognized ski mecca. The resort is undergoing a complete transformation worthy of its soon-to-be Exclusive Collection designation. 

It will be the brand's first entirely 5-Star mountain resort, with a total of 216 rooms available for booking in both winter and summer. 

As well as offering fabulous skiing, gourmet dining, childcare starting at age 4, and a welcoming spa and yoga program, the resort will redefine luxury by combining intimacy, conviviality, and relaxation.

NEW RESORT - Club Med San Sicario, Italian Alps (Dec. 2024)

A new addition to Club Med's mountain portfolio in the Italian Alps, the bi-seasonal Club Med San Sicario, will feature 200 rooms located on a prime ski location from the 2006 Turin Olympics.

EXTENSION - Club Med Pragelato-Sestriere, Italian Alps (2022)

Nestled in the Piedmont region of Italy, Club Med's Pragelato Sestriere resort consists of a hamlet of wooden chalets. The expansion plan will include 17 new chalets housing 105 new rooms. Construction will be completed following the architectural style of the region.

RENOVATION & EXTENSION - Club Med Gregolimano, Greece (2023)
One of the brand's flagship summer resorts in the Mediterranean Basin, located on the Greek Island of Evia, will undergo both a renovation and extension including newly renovated beachfront bungalows.

Asia 

RENOVATION & EXTENSION - Club Med Phuket, Thailand (2023-2024)
Visitors traveling to Club Med Phuket, located on Kata Beach, can look forward to newly refreshed facilities and experiences aimed at recreating an authentic Thai atmosphere for everyone. 

Enhanced with an eco-chic, modern, and upscale twist, the refreshed resort spaces will include a redesign of the main restaurant, meetings & events centre, pool and sun deck, and more.

NEW RESORT - Club Med Hokkaido, Japan (2023)

Following the success of its two other mountain resorts in Japan, Club Med will open a third  property on the northern island of Hokkaido. Known as one of Asia's top travel destinations,  Hokkaido offers a fun-filled family experience, perfectly powdered snow for skiing and trekking, natural landscapes, and local culinary delights.

NEW RESORT - Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu, Malayasia (Opening 2024)

Adding to its portfolio in Southeast Asia, Club Med will build a new resort on the Malaysian side of the island of Borneo. The destination is known for its beaches, biodiverse rainforest, Mount Kinabalu (Southeast Asia's highest peak), famed dive site Sipadan Island, and native species such as orangutans and clouded leopards. This forthcoming resort embodies Club Med's pioneering spirit, as it will bring a brand-new resort to a secluded destination.

Sustainable tourism

Club Med's Happy to Care program, founded in 2019, also features a range of commitments based on sustainable tourism. 

This will continue with purposeful objectives in 2022 and Club Med's North American resorts will see more ecological menu options featuring plant-based proteins and an increase in both local and organic products. 

Club Med North America has also set an objective to source 100 per cent fair trade coffee by 2023 and 100 per cent cage-free eggs by 2025.   

New products + innovations 

Club Med is enhancing its existing teen programming (Club Med Passworld for teens ages 11–17). 

The new teen program will feature unique activities and social-forward events that give teens the opportunity to have exciting vacation moments and experiential content to share online. 

As part of this new programming, teens will also be able to take part in Club Med's Happy To Care CSR mission. The pilot program is launching this spring in Club Med Punta Cana and Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda.

Club Med has also enhanced its existing resort experiences, including:  

  • Circus School by Club Med, an acrobatic playground with activities like flying trapeze, tightrope walking, and aerial silk in Club Med Punta Cana 
  • New and/or upgraded pickleball courts in all resorts in Florida, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Coast of Mexico  
  • Club Med Amazing Family Program, an agenda of weekly activities designed to help families bond and reconnect, launched in all resorts across Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico 
  • Club Med Spa by Sothys opened in three resorts including Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Club Med Québec, and Club Med Ixtapa Pacific 
  • Wing foil watersport activity in Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda
  • All-day yoga programming in Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda and Club Med Québec, with planned expansion to other North American resorts
  • The "sunset ritual," a weekly lifestyle experience on the beach in Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, with planned expansion to Club Med Cancun and Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
  • New dining concepts in existing resorts:
    • "Lucky Lime," an all-day Mexican taqueria at Club Med Sandpiper Bay
    • "From Jungle to Table,"  a sustainable dining concept at the Coco Plum Beach Lounge in Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda
    • "Altamar," a premium seafood restaurant in Club Med Punta Cana
    •  "Le Chalet," a gourmet lounge in Club Med Québec featuring locally-sourced, family-style dinners "a la bonne franquette" – meaning cozy, friendly, and without any fuss. 

Digital innovations

 In 2021, Club Med's Easy Arrival contactless check-in/check-out service, which prepares guests to get vacation-ready before vacation begins, was deployed in all Club Med resorts in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Through the app, guests can sign their children up for childcare services or book ski equipment before they arrive to their respective Club Med resort. 

The My Club Med app features options to create a personalized itinerary, preview the daily activity schedules and, launched in 2021, guests can now book spa appointments at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Club Med Québec, and Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda. 

In 2021, the "room ready" feature was also deployed in North America, so guests can be conveniently informed upon check-in when their room is ready.  


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