Club Med has established quite a reputation over its 70 years in business, but the travel company isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
The company announced this month that it is on track to open 17 new properties along with renovations of more than a dozen of its existing resorts.
“Since 1950, Club Med has continued to shape the all-inclusive industry by introducing new destinations and experiences to travelers worldwide,” Carolyne Doyon, president & CEO of Club Med North America and the Caribbean, said in a statement. “Throughout our 72-year history, we’ve successfully adapted our portfolio to appeal to upscale travelers and families, as well as demonstrated our leadership in the all-inclusive mountain experience.”
The plans come after a busy 2021, when Club Med managed to open four new properties in the middle of a pandemic.
In addition, the company completed four renovations at Club Med Albion (Mauritius), Club Med Peisey-Vallandry (French Alps), Club Med Pragelato Sestriere (Italian Alps), and Club Med Marrakech (Morocco).
But according to Doyon, Club Med is just getting started.
“Maintaining our ambitious expansion plan, we are on track to open 17 new resorts, as well as complete 13 renovations or extensions of existing resorts, by 2024,” she said.
The plans include just one resort in North America, Club Med Utah, a ski resort on track to open in 2024. The 320-room hotel will be located in Snowbasin, a favorite among locals but a hidden gem to outsiders due to the lack of hotels and other accommodations.
Club Med has several new resorts in the works for Europe.
Club Med Magna Marbella
Opening in May, this Spanish resort is located less than an hour from Malaga International Airport.The 485-room resort will focus on the culture and beauty of southern Spain and feature wellness, nature, and family experiences.
Club Med Tignes
Opening in December, this resort will be located in the French Alps in the center of Tignes Val Claret. The winter sports hot spot will include 430 rooms, 25 suites, a full spa, and more.
Club Med Val d’Isère
Also targeted for a December opening in the French Alps, this resort is located at a skiing paradise in the Tarentaise Valley. It will be the company’s first entirely five-star mountain resort with 216 rooms available in the winter and summer.
Club Med San Sicario
This resort in the Italian Alps is still a ways away, targeted for a December 2024 opening. It will feature 200 rooms with a location familiar to anyone that watched the ski competitions during the 2006 Turin Olympic Games.
Club Med continues to expand its presence in Asia as well, with two new resorts the company is particularly excited to announce.
Club Med Hokkaido
Opening sometime in 2023, this will be the company’s third resort on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The mountain resort will have snow in the winter for skiing and trekking, and promises a culinary adventure.
Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu
Targeted for a 2024 opening, this resort is as far away from the skiing adventures advertised at the other new locations. This Malayasian resort will be located in Borneo, which features spectacular beaches, rainforests, and Sipadan Island, known for its world-class diving.
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