The Meliá Collection opens its first hotel in Spain
Located in a Canary Island hacienda more than 250 years old, the hotel as a destination offers spaces that stimulate mental and spiritual connection In its offer stand out wellness proposals, its rich gastronomy in four restaurants and the nearby golf course, designed by Ballesteros Meliá’s new collection of hotels responds to the chain’s differentiation strategy and as a new avenue for growth Meliá presented in December its new collection of unique luxury hotels, as published by HOSTELTUR tourism news, and has now announced the first establishment in Spain under the new brand, Hotel Hacienda del Conde Member of Meliá Collection, which it added to its portfolio in 2015 (Meliá incorporates the Meliá Hacienda del Conde in Tenerife). Located in a 250-year-old Canarian hacienda in Isla Baja, in the northwestern part of the island, this 5-star adults-only luxury hotel is home to 117 junior suites and suites distributed in different buildings and heights reminiscent of a typical village with the architecture of traditional manor houses.
The Hotel Hacienda del Conde Member of Meliá Collection, the former home of the Count of Siete Fuentes, recalls its origins with decorative pieces made by local artisans as the common thread of the storytelling of an establishment heir to the best tradition and hospitality of the Canary Islands.
Built within a farm that was once the base of the municipality’s agricultural wealth and is now part of a protected Natural Park, the hotel as a destination offers spaces that stimulate mental and spiritual connection with wellness activities, water rituals, as well as body treatments to pamper the senses.
Not surprisingly, its exclusive wellness experiences, as well as the golf and croquet courses, stand out. It is committed to wellness and the slow philosophy, with a complete proposal of treatments in the eight cabins and water circuit of its YHI Spa and an exclusive 360 program, “Signature Wellness Program designed by SUDA Experience”, for body and mind training.
But the hotel also wants to be inviting, as its director emphasized, María Bohorquez, “to live a unique stay in the destination, to explore the local culture, gastronomy, people and nature. Buenavista del Norte is one of the most exotic and unknown areas of the island, and from the hotel we want the traveler to get to know it on foot or by bicycle, immerse himself in its wine culture and nourish himself with all its wealth with experiences that will become part of your inner landscape”.
Biking and hiking trails, boat trips and horseback riding, among other experiences, make Hacienda del Conde an “Exclusive Leisure” destination, oriented to wellness and based on the natural environment.
GASTRONOMY AND GOLF
On the gastronomic front, the haute cuisine and avant-garde restaurant Salazar, as well as El Pandano Pool Bar, La Tasca and Buenavista -with a buffet concept for breakfast and dinner- promote zero kilometer products and healthy dishes, as well as recipes that incorporate flavors from around the world.
Its large outdoor spaces are reminiscent of a small traditional village. In the picture, El Patio.
Buenavista Golf, designed by Severiano Ballesteros, is the ideal place for golf enthusiasts looking for a true golf experience in contact with nature. It has 18 holes, with par 72 and a length of six kilometers. Some of these holes are so close to the coast that they give the player the sensation of hitting the ball directly into the ocean. Hacienda del Conde guests enjoy special green fee rates.
For Meliá Hotels International, according to the brand, “this new collection of hotels is another step forward in its strategy of differentiation and commitment to a higher quality tourism where the discovery and authenticity of the destinations is enhanced, whether it is the essence of a city, an exclusive holiday destination or a remote and exotic natural spot. With this focus, the company is also opening a new avenue of growth that seeks to incorporate into The Meliá Collection hotels with their own personality and deeply rooted in the place”.