Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda — its first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas – has been officially opened.
Located in Miches, Dominican Republic, the 93-acre resort is the first major site to open within the region, and which features an eco-chic and four-boutique-village concept.
Continuing Club Med’s legacy of pioneering new destinations (such as being the first resort company to open in Punta Cana, Cancun, and dozens of other now-popular destinations), Miches is already becoming a new hotspot for international travellers seeking new experiences and hospitality companies seeking new destinations.
With a recently opened highway connecting Punta Cana to Miches directly, the tourism industry is expected to grow in the area substantially over the next few years, providing an economic boost to the area and new career opportunities for the residents.
Carolyne Doyon, president and CEO of Club Med North America, commented: “The opening of Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda marks a huge milestone in Club Med’s history. This new resort embodies the strong trailblazing spirit at the heart of Club Med. We open our doors to travellers from all over the world in hopes that they too can experience what first drew us to Miches: the rich culture, the pristine and untouched beaches, the beautifully lush landscapes, and the welcoming, lively spirit that abounds in the Dominican Republic.”
In addition to its innovative boutique villages concept, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda enacts an eco-chic concept that takes the surrounding region and environment into consideration from start to finish. The project was designed and executed to minimize its environmental footprint and the resort enacts a green-minded mentality in its everyday operations.
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is Club Med’s first full Exclusive Collection resort to open in the Americas, joining a selection of the brand’s most exclusive properties around the world.
Exclusive Collection resorts are characterized by their premium accommodations, exceptional hospitality and personalized services, exclusively beautiful locations around the world, refined dining concepts and lounges, transformational experiences, and unique architecture and design elements.
Other Exclusive Collection resorts in Club Med’s portfolio include: Club Med Cefalù in Sicily, Italy; Club Med Finolhu Villas in the Maldives; Club Med Valmorel Chalets in the French Alps; and Club Med Albion in Mauritius.