A look at Club Med's expansion plans


A look at Club Med's expansion plans

Club Med has revealed more details on its plans to introduce 15 new properties by the end of 2020, along with a number of renovations scheduled for the company’s existing resorts.

“For more than 65 years, Club Med has continuously worked to improve and adapt to consumer demands and trends,” explains Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med North America. “This entrepreneurial driving spirit has allowed us to remain an energetic and diverse place for travellers with upscale accommodations, superior sports programming, enriching children’s programs, gourmet dining and legendary hospitality skills.”

A brief look at some of the global upcoming openings, renovations and tech upgrades this year include:

Club Med Turkoise – Turks and Caicos (May 2018):

The adults-exclusive Club Med Turkoise recently re-opened its doors in January to unveil a refreshed and redefined atmosphere. The resort will earn its fourth Trident (the company’s unique star rating system) as of May 1, 2018, due to its recent renovations and upcoming enhancements, including all-new Deluxe-level room with balconies; a redesigned pool and reception area; a new main bar; renovated dining space with a new wine cellar; a new wellness area; and tech updates.

Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek – Martinique, French West Indies (summer 2018):

Buccaneer’s Creek will transform its existing specialty restaurant, L’o, into a new beach lounge emphasizing a breath-taking view of the ocean. The elegant and cool beach décor will support all-day dining within a secluded area of the resort. The main restaurant, Pays Mélés, will also undergo a renovation.

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Club Med Cancún Yucatán – Cancún, Mexico (summer 2018):

Set to open in July 2018, the Aguamarina area featuring accommodations and spaces dedicated to families will receive an expansion to introduce 60 new family rooms – 30 Family Club rooms and 30 Family Deluxe rooms – along with a new oceanfront pool. The family rooms each feature two separate sleeping areas for parents and kids. The renovation will increase the capacity of the resort and accommodate travellers with the creation of a second resort centre dedicated to families. Just recently, in November 2017, the resort also completed a full renovation to all rooms and public spaces, and introduced new restaurant concepts.

Club Med Cefalù – Sicily, Italy (opening summer 2018):

Originally hosting a Club Med from 1956 to 2006, Cefalù will once again play host to one of the company’s resorts. The largest island in the Mediterranean will see the launch of Club Med’s newest flagship resort for the Exclusive Collection: Club Med Cefalù. Located on the northern coast of Sicily, the resort will be the first full 5-Trident resort in Europe, identified by its exclusive upscale amenities and services for a luxurious vacation experience. Club Med Cefalù will offer more than 300 rooms, three gourmet restaurants and three bars, all nestled in modern and refined architecture. As part of the all-inclusive concept, guests can partake in various activities from sailing and electric surfboarding to tennis and archery, or opt to self-indulge by booking an appointment at the blissful Spa by Carita.

Les Arcs Panorama – Savoie, France (opening December 2018):

Located in an alpine forest within the French Alps, Les Arcs Panorama is a 4-Trident family-friendly resort with a 5-Trident luxury space. The resort was built to fit the curves of the mountainous terrain and boasts a perfect view of the dramatic, soaring vistas. As the second largest ski domain in France, the Paradiski ski region features 264 miles of ski slopes, which makes this property the ideal spot for skiers of all levels. The resort features ski-in/ski-out access, 433 rooms (Suite, Deluxe and Club levels), and three restaurants - including a new family restaurant concept, Bread & Co., which encourages active participation between kids and parents through the creation of meals.

Club Med Samoëns Morillon Grand Massif – Samoëns, France (December 2017):

The ski-in, ski-out property is situated in the heart of the Grand Massif domain, the fourth largest ski domain in France and offers 382 rooms with views overlooking the surrounding mountains. Guestrooms are furnished with contemporary style and select rooms have interconnecting options, balconies and lounge areas. Expert ski instruction is included for all levels while children’s clubs are available for parents’ peace of mind for children from four months to 17 years of age. Indoor and outdoor pools help skiers unwind after a day on the slopes while the Skyline Gourmet Lounge offers a menu designed by two-star Michelin chef Edouard Loubet.

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Other properties in brief

Club Med Ho Tram in Vietnam, coming in 2021 near Ho Chi Minh City, will be the first Club Med established in this country. Club Med Lombok Indonesia, launching in 2019, will be the third Village in this country. Club Med Ceylon will open in Sri Lanka in 2019, along with a new 5 Trident Village of the Exclusive Collection in the Seychelles Islands in 2020. Club Med The Pointe aux Canonniers in Mauritius: major renovations are planned, with the addition of 108 new rooms. The current rooms will be renovated and the Village will feature a new spa, a family pool, a zen space and a reinvented specialty restaurant. Club Med Charlevoix: this 4 Trident Village with a 5 Trident space will be the first Club Med in Canada and will offer activities in all seasons.

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