20 Dec 2022by Charlotte Cullinan
Tennis champion Rafael Nadal has launched a brand new resort model with Melia Lodges Worldwide, and can open his first property in Majorca in 2023.
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Tennis supremo Rafael Nadal (proper) introduced the challenge with Gabriel Escarrer, chief govt of Melia Lodges Worldwide
The brand new way of life resort model ZEL will make its debut in Spain, and can be adopted by greater than 20 properties inside 5 years throughout Europe, the Center East, Asia and America. The model initially goals to develop in locations on the Mediterranean coast and in capital cities resembling Madrid, Paris and London.
A spokesperson mentioned the expansion plan will give attention to locations that entice premium-quality leisure travellers, and on “bleisure” lodges in the important thing areas the place Melia operates.
The model’s debut property will function calming color schemes in rooms
Properties will give attention to the outside, delicacies and structure and design, with an emphasis on wellbeing experiences. The primary resort in Majorca may have a courtyard within the centre, resulting in different areas resembling terraces, rooftop areas and seaside golf equipment. It’s going to additionally host numerous “pop-up corners” devoted to handicrafts, magnificence or product tastings with associate manufacturers.
Nadal mentioned: “As a Spaniard, a Mallorcan and a world traveller, the launch of our resort model is a challenge that I’ve had in thoughts for a very long time. ZEL is synonymous with feeling good always, having fun with life and the best way we dwell it all through the Mediterranean.”
A room with a view on the first ZEL property in Majorca
Gabriel Escarrer, chief govt of Melia Lodges Worldwide added: “The results of combining the inspirational management of Rafael Nadal and Melia’s 65-years’ price of expertise in creating luxurious lodges and in resort administration, is the distinctive model we current at this time.
“Travellers are going to like it and we are going to shock new generations with this progressive resort model which is filled with power and has a brand new interpretation of wellbeing and a sustainable enterprise mannequin. We’re glad to lastly be capable of announce our partnership on this challenge with an icon on each a private and sporting degree resembling Rafa.”
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