From Caribbean Journal this morning:
All-inclusive resort brand Club Med is expanding again in the Caribbean, with plans to open a major new resort in the Dominican Republic.
The new Club Med Michès will be the company’s first “5-Trident” resort to open in the Americas, part of Club Med’s “Exclusive Collection,” its highest-level properties.
The Club Med Michès is scheduled to open in December 2019 on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic.
“Club Med first discovered the unmatched beauty of the Dominican Republic in 1978, when our resort in Punta Cana opened its doors. We pioneered the destination into what it is today,” expressed Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med, North America. “Fast-forward 40 years, and with the assistance of our partners and the warm, welcoming spirit of the Dominican people, we continue our world-renowned pioneering spirit. In less than two short years, we will open the doors to our Club Med resort in Miches, introducing this tropical destination and its beautiful beaches to the rest of the world.”
The project is Club Med’s first new resort concept in the Caribbean (and its biggest) in 25 years.
“Anywhere Club Med goes, they do well. This is why they have a presence in [nearly] 40 countries,” announced Francisco Javier García Fernández, the Minister of Tourism for the Dominican Republic, during the official groundbreaking event of Club Med Michès in the Dominican Republic. “Something that is above all of Miches’ beautiful sights is the quality of the people that live within the region. They are warm people, caring people, friendly people, hardworking people, and people that – without a doubt – will ensure this [project] will be a new reference for Club Med to exhibit the company globally as the great discoverers of the natural beauty that many people did not know.”
The 93-acre resort will aim for an “eco-chic” aesthetic, along with a boutique resort-in-a-resort concept that mirrors Club Med’s “Zen Oasis” at its Punta Cana property.
It is set in the still-largely-undeveloped area of Miches, a natural haven about an hour from Punta Cana International Airport.