Club Med has ambitious expansion and renovation plans

The Club Med Turkoise upgraded its resort when doing hurricane repairs.

Club Med plans to open five new resorts per year over the next five years as well as execute major renovations to five current resorts per year, said CEO Henri Giscard D'Estaing. 

Club Med Turkoise in Turks and Caicos reopened its doors in January following hurricane repairs and will earn its fourth Trident (the company's rating system) in May due to the recent upgrades and upcoming enhancements that include new deluxe rooms with balconies, a new wine cellar and wellness area and tech updates.

This summer, Club Med Buccaneer's Creek in Martinique will renovate its main restaurant Pays Meles and change its L'o specialty restaurant into a new beach lounge.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan will complete an expansion program in July that will feature 60 new family rooms and a new oceanfront pool.

In Italy, Club Med Cefalu in Sicily opens this summer on the site of the former Club Med Cefalu on Sicily's northern coast from 1956 to 2006. The new resort will be the first Five Trident resort in Europe, and will have some 300 guestrooms, a spa, three restaurants, three bars and activities that include sailing, electric surfboarding, tennis and archery.

Les Arcs Panorama, a ski resort in Savoie, France, will open in December, following the opening of Club Med Samoans Morillon Grand Massif in Samoans, France last December.

In China, Club Med is testing a new venture for the company: a new short-vacation-style hotel to introduce the brand to the Chinese market. The Club Med Joyview project will create several new hotels in the next few years, all within a three-hour drive from a major city in China.

Already open is the 308-room Club Med Joyview Golden Coast in Hebei province and the Club Med Joyview Anji in Zhejiang province.

Opening later this year is the Club Med Joyview Great Wall in Hebei province.

Club Med Guilin recently added a two-story indoor sports complex.

In the Maldives, renovations at Club Med Kani include a new scuba center and Mini Club.

Other openings still to come include Club Med Ho Tram near Ho Chi Minh city in 2021, Club Med Lombok will open in Indonesia in 2019, Club Med Ceylon in Sri Lanka in 2019 and a Club Med in the Seychelles in 2020.

The company plans to renovate its Club Med La Pointe aux Canonizers resort in Mauritius.

A new ski resort will open in 2020 in Quebec.

New capabilities to the Club Med Resort App will allow guests to access information about sports, dining, activities and events, make requests to housekeeping staff and book services, such as spa appointments, excursions and specialty restaurant reservations.

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