Club Med plans to open nine resorts and refurbish 10

All-inclusive operator Club Med plans to open nine new resorts, refurbish 10 others and reopen two more.

The announcement by the brand, run by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, follows the opening in December 2023 of the Kiroro Grand resort, Japan, and a new Exclusive Collection Space in La Rosière, France.

The Exclusive Collection Spaces are described as “private paradise” with “exclusive suites, private spaces and privileged services” within a Club Med resort.

The two resorts set to reopen are Vittel Ermitage, in July, followed by Serre Chevalier, in December, both in France.

The new openings are Forlong, China, in December, followed by two in 2025 – Borneo, with an Exclusive Collection Space, and Gramado, Brazil.

Four other new resorts due to open will also have an Exclusive Collection Space but no date has been set for their launch: Ouidah, Benin; San Sicario, Italy; Tinley Manor, South Africa; and Essaoura, Morocco.

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A further two resorts are also planned – North Sulawesi, Indonesia, and Musandam, Oman – but not date has been set for the openings.

Three resorts will undergo renovations in April: Marrakech La Palmeraie, Morocco; Palmiye, Turkey; and Djerba, Tunisia.

Gregolimano, Greece, will be refurbished in July. Other resorts earmarked for refurbishments in 2024 are Rio Das Pedras, Brazil, and Cancun, Mexico.

Three will see renovations in 2025: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Les Boucaniers, Martinique; and Phuket, Thailand.

Cap Skirring, Senegal, is also set for a renovation with the date to be confirmed.

Renovations will include upgrades such as extensions to family facilities, swimming pools, refurbishments of common areas, and modernisations of guest rooms.

News of the pipeline of openings and renovations follows the completion of a 10-year project to improve Club Med’s 70 resorts.

It also comes after the brand’s first one-day pop-up high street agency in London on Tuesday (February 20).

Clients were able to book their holidays in the temporary agency during the day, then an evening reception celebrated the end of the 10-year project and the announcement of the pipeline of openings and renovations.

Nicolas Bresch (pictured), UK, Ireland and Nordics managing director, said at the evening event: “2024 is a milestone year for Club Med as we have successfully completed our 10-year long journey to upscale our 70 global resorts for our luxury audience.

“But that’s not the end for us, as we now look ahead to our ambitious pipeline of 23 new resorts and renovations.

“It’s thanks to our loyal customers and key travel trade partners that we are able to continue to grow our brand, and they will always remain central to any development plans.

“We look to working together even more with our key trade partners as we welcome even more customers to know more about us and visit our resorts globally.”

Club Med's first high street travel agency popped up in London.
Club Med’s first high street travel agency popped up in London.

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