by Matt Alderton | January 25, 2019
One of the hospitality industry's newest dynamic duos is the former Meliá Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which in December split into two properties, the adults-only Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort and the family-friendly Meliá Caribe Beach Resort.
On Punta Cana's beloved Bavaro Beach, the resorts offer meeting groups a choice between two different all-inclusive experiences. With seven restaurants, the Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort features 544 guest rooms and suites, and "The Level," with 136 VIP suites, whose guests have access to exclusive amenities like a lounge for check-in/out, a private pool, a private restaurant and priority concierge services.

For its part, the Meliá Caribe Beach Resort has 611 guest rooms and suites -- including 154 "The Level" suites for VIP guests and 125 beachside family rooms for parents and children -- as well as eight restaurants, an arcade and an interactive waterpark.

Guests can dine at both resorts' restaurants and access shared amenities such as an on-site spa, a fitness center offering yoga and pilates classes, golf, several pools and a convention center with 12,000 square feet of meeting space for groups of up to 1,000 people.

"By offering two distinct properties with specialized services, we are more able to cater to guests' needs and enhance their travel experience," said Alvaro Tejeda, Meliá's regional vice president of the Americas. "Our guests have been requesting more adults-only options as well as family-friendly amenities, so we are thrilled to be able to fulfill that need and offer a more tailored stay."