It's clear from first glance that the stylish ME Cancun by Melia is a cut above in the Mexican beach town known as the ultimate spring breaker's paradise. Part of the renowned Melia Hotels International, it is in fact the only all-inclusive ME resort in the world, no small distinction. And it also offers the upgraded ME+ Experience for a truly luxurious escape that succeeds at being unique. The resort works hard to fulfill the promise of its name and deliver an altogether more personal experience.
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The chic design of the resort in general clues you in to its high-end status. At ME Cancun, instead of the usual overwrought concierge you get the services of an Aura Manager who can also be your DJ, valet, stylist, tour guide and private secretary. Prior to your arrival your personal ME+ Host will contact you to begin customizing your trip and acquaint you with the many extra privileges that come with the ME+ service. ME+ guests have their own Deep Lounge off the lobby where ME+ Hosts are always on duty to see to your needs.
Private check-in and check-out in the Lounge is just the beginning. ME+ guests get a plethora of persk including priority reservations in all the property's restaurants and its acclaimed YHI Spa, premium drinks and chef's specialties at its restaurants and lounges, a private concierge and 24-hour room service, a wine and tequila sampling with a sommelier, and VIP service in the area's restaurants and shopping malls.
An adults-oriented resort with 419 rooms and suites—children are prohibited in some accommodations including the Ocean View Style Suites and two of the three swimming pools—ME Cancun attracts a younger, trendier clientele than many of the family-friendly properties lining the famous beach. The spacious Ocean View Style Suites have an appealing nautical aesthetic in clean whites and shades of blue. The rooms offer views of the ocean and swimming pool. Carefully curated works of art by Mexican artists adorn the space as well.
Beach Club @ ME is renowned as one of the world’s best beach bars, offers a thriving nightlife scene at its Rose Bar and Deck. Both boast VIP bottle service at the coveted Bali beds and tables where scoring a prime spot is another perk of the ME+ package. Want to enjoy a Cuban cigar as well? Not a problem. You might even spot a celebrity. Snoop Dog and Flo Rida have were both there and in September, and J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert of The Bachelorette celebrated their one-year anniversary here as well.
The property’s YHI SPA is “dedicated to the purification of the body, the balance of the mind and the culture of the soul.” The 10,700-square-foot facility offers eight different treatment and massage cabins as well as a calming indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy area with amazing views of the Caribbean. There’s also a beauty salon with a wide range of services including steam baths, footbaths, saunas, rain showers, and a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness center that also hosts both group and private classes.
Other options for enjoying the resort to the fullest include Club Melia and MeliaRewards. Club Melia is a shared vacation membership club encompassing all of Melia’s 350+ properties from seven brands including ME in 35 countries worldwide with enhanced benefits and privileges. With MeliaRewards you have the chance to earn points for every dollar spent and redeem them for free nights, flights, gifts and more. Both programs will come in handy especially as Melia expands its already impressive offerings.
In August the company announced the upcoming launch of ME Miami, the brand's first property in the United States. In 2014, the company launched ME Mallorca and ME Ibiza. The collections Milan and Venezuela locations are both slated to open in 2015, while famed architect Zaha Hadid's Dubai property is slated to open in 2016.