Expansions & Renovations

Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive Unveils $19 Million Renovation

NASSAU, BS. May 4, 2017 – Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive, an all-encompassing family-friendly resort located on stunning Cable Beach, announces the completion of its $19 million renovation, which began in late 2014. Part of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand of Meliá Hotels International, the 694-guest room resort situated in the western district of Nassau has been completely transformed into a Caribbean oasis that’s the perfect destination for couples, groups and families.

Of the hotel’s 694 guest rooms, 102 rooms are part of THE LEVEL, Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ elevated service concept. The well-appointed guest rooms and suites have been redesigned to feature contemporary Caribbean style decor, along with views of the majestic Atlantic Ocean, three resort pools and lush gardens. Additional updates include 50” smart televisions, a pillow menu, luxurious bath amenities and outdoor seating for those rooms that include patios and balconies.

Additional renovations include a newly refurbished 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment. Managed by a team of professional instructors who oversee the new and improved workout space, the facility spans approximately 1,500 square feet and features an additional estimated 9,000 square feet of outdoor training space, more than triple the size of the original gym. Personal training and a variety of group exercise classes are also available to guests.

A stage for live entertainment and activities was built adjacent to the adults-only pool to cater to couples and adult groups. At THE LEVEL beach, seating options were enhanced to include Balinese Beds, beach swings and hammocks, as well as a complete renewal of the pool restrooms.

“The robust renovations of Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive perfectly complement its incredible location on Cable Beach,” said Pablo Cogolludo, General Manager of Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive. “The complete transformation will allow our guests to enjoy an incredible vacation while becoming immersed in the Bahamas with an unparalleled setting and new upscale facilities and amenities.”

These updates follow the transformation of the property’s food & beverage concepts, resulting in a total of seven dining venues and four bars, with the opening of Cilantro, Nikkei and Black Angus on the fourth floor, situated across from THE LEVEL Lounge. Cilantro, home to the largest tequila selection on the island, takes guests on a gastronomic journey with aromas and flavors of Mexico; Nikkei features a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables for its exquisite fusion of Japanese, Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine; and Black Angus, the only restaurant not part of the all-inclusive, offers guests the finest quality prime cuts with the freshest ingredients.

There will be additional refurbishments through 2017 to continue to elevate the property, including an enhancement of the Kids’ Club with the addition of an outdoor playground. To complete the experience, all 54 rooms on the ground floor of the property will cater to families with the addition of bunk beds, walkout terraces facing the pool, and new, kid friendly amenities.

For more information, please visit www.melia.com or call 1-888-956-3542.

About Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive

Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive, located on the stunning Cable Beach, features modern and bright rooms with views of the Atlantic Ocean, three spectacular pools with waterfalls facing the sea, two hydro-massage tubs, seven dining venues and four bars. Offering elevated services and amenities at THE LEVEL, guests gain access to an exclusive beach area, private lounge, premium top shelf liquors and preferential dining bookings. Highly experienced in events with a view, Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive boasts five meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, a Ballroom and Gazebo for weddings, as well as Wi-Fi throughout the entire property, even at the beach. The 24-hour fitness center and Kids’ Club are also part of the many services offered at the all-inclusive Caribbean oasis.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand is the Group’s city and resort hotels brand that combine a mixture of stunning yet functional facilities within preferred business and leisure destinations, such as Meliá Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Meliá Jardim Europa in Sao Paolo; Meliá Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic; Meliá Barcelona Sky in Spain; Meliá Vendome in Paris; Meliá Whitehouse in London; Meliá Dubai; Meliá Hanoi in Vietnam; and Meliá Zanzibar in Tanzania. The brand is designed to offer the five senses a fresh and innovative experience through igniting the Spanish tradition of excellence in hospitality. All hotels pay close attention to sensory design coupled with fresh and welcoming decorations, balancing aesthetics and design functionality. Meliá Hotels & Resorts feature a VIP experience called “THE LEVEL” that offers a private lounge with open bar, exclusive room accommodations, special in room amenities and the finest service. For more information about Meliá Hotels & Resorts, visit us at www.melia-hotels.com.


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