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ZEL Costa Brava Opens Its Doors This Summer To Welcome All Lovers Of Wellness And The Mediterranean Lifestyle

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After the overwhelming success of ZEL Mallorca, the lifestyle brand created by Meliá Hotels International and Rafa Nadal unveils its second hotel.

The Mediterranean lifestyle is one of the most sought-after for many reasons; the climate, gastronomy and dreamy landscapes are some of the reasons Spain welcomes millions of tourists seeking to discover this unique way of living – and it is why Meliá Hotels International and Rafa Nadal created ZEL: a lifestyle brand that honours the Mediterranean spirit.

Following the success of its first hotel, ZEL Mallorca, the brand will expand its presence this summer with a second property on the beautiful Costa Brava: ZEL Costa Brava. The hotel will open in June and is set to become the place to be for those who love to party and nap – fiesta and siesta – alike.

The location that has been chosen for ZEL Costa Brava is none other than Cala Giverola, a few minutes from iconic Tossa de Mar. An area that exemplifies the perfect fusion of its rich ancestral culture with the extraordinary beauty of its beaches and steep cliffs, which in the past were filming locations for Hollywood films such as “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.” The area boasts attractions including Tossa del Mar castle, the Vila Vella, the Ametllers Roman Villa, and some of the most Instagrammable spots on the Spanish coastline.

Located just 33 km from the Girona-Costa Brava International Airport and 109 km from Barcelona, ZEL Costa Brava ​​combines an experience of active well-being, rest and fun, as there is a wide array of relaxation and well-being activities available in the hotel to revitalise the body and mind while connecting guests with an active lifestyle community.

Rafa Nadal, brand co-creator with Meliá and inspiration of the ZEL brand, has shown his delight with the new opening: “I loved ZEL Costa Brava as soon as I saw it: its architecture integrated into nature, together with the interior design work developed to adapt it to the ZEL philosophy have resulted in an emblematic and unique hotel in which I hope to have a great time in the future”.

ZEL wellness experiences and plans

ZEL Costa Brava offers everything that travellers, whether couples or families, may need for a holiday focused on rest and well-being. The hotel features a Spa with a large, heated swimming pool overlooking the mountains, a sun terrace with sea views, a steam room, sauna and a wide variety of treatments, a large gym with state-of-the-art equipment and two rooms for group and personalised training sessions to ensure the health, physical and emotional balance of its guests.

Furthermore, ZEL Costa Brava guests can enjoy up to 46 different sports activities, thanks to its facilities and prime location: court sports such as tennis, soccer-tennis, basketball, hockey, table tennis, beach volleyball or water polo, to nature sports such as Nordic walking, running, cycling, trekking or CrossFit and yoga, Pilates, dance, or jiu-jitsu and water sports in the sea in its 25 m2 semi-Olympic pool.

As part of the famous ZEL Club, activities are organised weekly for guests to participate in which include swimming circuits, group running sessions, painting, creative cooking classes and social gatherings such as “verbenas” and other festive experiences in its various leisure and dining venues.

In this sense, the hotel will have a Beach Club in Cala Giverola, offering guests the finest Mediterranean cuisine for a unique and top-quality dining experience. There will also be a lobby bar, a food truck, a beach bar and several terraces. The hotel also has a large meeting room that can be split into three for events and complimentary teambuilding activities.

A destination between the sea and the mountains

The hotel has 214 rooms and suites that are completely immersed in nature and are distributed in several 1, 2 and 3 room categories called Suites, Junior Suites, Casa ZEL and Duplex, all of them with sea, mountains or garden views or, in most cases, a combination of all of them. The rooms feature CREATE® appliances, and the toiletries are specially selected creations by personal care brand HAAN®. The brand has disrupted the market with its innovative and ground-breaking products, along with its eco-friendly approach.

In addition, ZEL Costa Brava has respected the original organic architecture, always seeking its integration into the environment based on ZEL hotels’ outdoor living philosophy, featuring a design based on natural materials and elements and dynamic outdoor spaces.

As for spaces, the hotel has a main “patio” that will serve as a meeting point for guests, an ideal location to enjoy speciality coffee from Café de Finca or purchase local and international products as souvenirs.

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About ZEL

ZEL is the new lifestyle brand created together with Rafa Nadal. A collection of hotels inspired by the welcoming homes, outdoor culture and spontaneous lifestyle of the Mediterranean. A new hotel concept with a refreshing aesthetic based on the spontaneity, energy and family values of the Mediterranean.

The first hotel of the brand opened in 2023 in Mallorca. The hotel presents an architecture based on open and dynamic spaces, with an organic and revitalizing aesthetic, inviting you to feel the warmth of a Mediterranean House. The Mediterranean patio is the center of the experience, from sunset to sunrise, enjoy an exceptional and festive atmosphere without interruption.

ZEL continues its expansion this June in a lively and idyllic Mediterranean landscape: Costa Brava, Spain. Upcoming openings include Madrid, Punta Cana and Sayulita. Stay tuned for next destinations!

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About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has more than 400 hotels open or in the process of opening in more than 40 countries, and a portfolio of nine brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, The Meliá Collection, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Affiliated by Meliá. The Company is one of the world’s leading hotel chains in the leisure segment and its experience in this area has allowed it to consolidate itself in the growing market of urban hotels inspired by leisure. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led it to be recognised as the most sustainable European hotel company (listed as “Sustainability Yearbook Member” in 2024 by S&P Global), as well as being a “Top Employer 2024” brand in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and Vietnam. Meliá Hotels International is also part of the IBEX 35.

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Published 03rd June 2024

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