After a beautiful few days in Palma, Majorca I am reporting back to fill you in on all the wonderful venues I visited, thanks to Melia Hotels International.
Let’s start at the beginning, Sunday morning I woke up bright and early, got in my car and headed towards Gatwick airport. After a quick stop at Duty Free to pick up some Toblerone (an airport ritual) I was all set! I arrived at Palma Airport at lunch time where I met up with our account manager Maria and the other members of what would become my UK team. After a quick iced coffee, we jumped on the coach and we’re off to Melia Palma Marina for a lovely tapas lunch on the terrace where we met around 130 other hosted buyers on the trip! From here we got back on the coach towards Palau de Congeresos – opened in 2017 where we had a presentation on all Melia Hotels around the world (340 hotels in 40 countries). We got the chance to do a venue visit and I must say the congress centre has incredible facilities!
After a full of taking in information, we checked into Melia South Beach where I would be staying for the next two nights. The views from the bedrooms are stunning – floor to ceiling glass walls with views of Calvia Beach. Quick change and I popped downstairs for some Al Fresco dining with the European and Asian teams where we enjoyed traditional tapas food and synchronised swimmers!
Day two I woke up bright and early at 5am (crazy I know) to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful, I walked along the beach and enjoyed an hour of peace and tranquillity before a day of activities beginning at 12. First up was a venue inspection at Innside Pama Bosque – with 271 bedrooms and meeting facilities for 100 delegates, the Innside concept is one of my favourites – so relaxed and laid back. From here we went back to Melia Palma Marina for a venue inspection – 361 bedrooms and meeting facilities for 280 delegates. Newly refurbished, and a lovely marble theme running through the hotel. Last inspection of the day was Melia Palma Bay with 268 bedrooms and also connecting to the congress centre through the third floor, can hold up to 2,000 delegates.
After another lovely tapas lunch on the terrace we jumped on the bus towards Bodega Angel for some wine tasting. This Bodega was beautiful, and the owner showed us around explaining the process of making white, red and rose wine. We stopped for some tasting in the sun, both olive oils and wine and then after a very quick change of clothes, and I mean quick!! We were off to Gran Melia de Mar for a gala dinner. Greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival we sat on the terrace taking in the lovely views of Majorca and then inside for dinner. After dinner we squeezed in a quick show round and I’m so pleased we did. The newly renovated bedrooms (still in progress) and suites were incredible!
Tuesday morning, I woke up to watch the sunrise again as it was so beautiful, had breakfast in the sunshine and spent the morning by the pool before heading back to the airport. A really great trip which showcased Majorca so well and definitely made me want to visit again.
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