Paradisus Palma Real Secures Top Honor at the Northstar Stella Awards 2023, Earning the Esteemed Gold Medal in the Meetings Industry

The Northstar Stella Awards, voted on and judged by meeting planners, recognize the best hotels, airlines, convention and conference centers, cruise lines, tourism marketing organizations and DMCs from around the world.

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 2023Northstar Meeting Group announced the results of its seventh annual edition of the Stella Awardswhich honors Paradisus Palma Real with a gold medal in the category of best renovation in international/US territory. A total of 242 organizations from around the world are being honored for consistently delivering quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

This year, nearly 10,000 votes were cast worldwide for the 770 nominated destinations, hotels and service providers in 16 categories across six regions in the United States and abroad. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, exceptional food and beverage, staff professionalism, sustainability initiatives and other critical aspects of the meeting and event experience.

“We are very happy to receive such a coveted award in the industry,” said Francisco Camps, General Director of Melia Hotels International in the Dominican Republic. “This is a testament to the hard work of the entire team and we look forward to welcoming new and returning groups to enjoy the new and improved Paradisus Palma Real.”

In December 2022, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort announced its official reopening following a $50 million renovation. During this impressive renovation, the resort also updated its 3,900 m2 convention center. With a new décor and design, the center offers 12 unique meeting rooms with a variety of facilities suitable for groups of all sizes. In addition, it offers outdoor and indoor meeting and event spaces, including 5-star catering, bilingual staff, hostess service, modern audiovisual equipment, filming/recording on request and cutting-edge technology. With a maximum capacity of 1500 people, Paradisus Palma Real is an ideal place for any meeting, convention and leisure group.

Renovations also included 596 newly designed suites, including 58 swim-up suites, renovated adults-only areas, new dining concepts and extensive improvements to the property’s convention center. The resort also launched a new next-level luxury service and experience program, called Destination Inclusive®.

Paradisus Palma Real offers countless services for all types of travelers, including 11 swimming pools, a top-notch YHI Spa and gym as well as the nearby Cocotal Golf & Country Club.

The 2023 Stella Awards are posted on the Northstar Meetings Group website at


About Paradisus by Meliá

Paradisus by Meliá Destination inclusive® Luxury Resorts is a brand operated by Meliá Hotels International, one of the world’s leading family hotel companies. Paradisus hotels are located in both emerging and some of the most exclusive destinations in the world, offering a superior experience to their guests. The luxury hotel brand currently offers hotels in the Dominican Republic: Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort; in Mexico: Paradisus Cancún, Paradisus Playa del Carmen, Paradisus La Perla (adults only) and Paradisus Los Cabos (BCS, Mexico); and in Spain: Paradisus Gran Canaria and Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote. Each of the establishments is located in beautiful gardens overlooking the beach and reflects the natural beauty of their locations. Focused on health, wellness and the natural environment, each resort offers a series of personalized enriching experiences, including yoga, YHI Spa treatments, water sports and cooking classes. Paradisus by Meliá offers a selection of exceptional room types and even more luxurious options such as The Reserve (adults only) and Nikté (for families), offering first-class accommodation, the brand’s highest standards of service, exclusive amenities and VIP services ideal for a wide range of guests: couples, families, boyfriends and even business trips. One of the new experiences included in the stay for VIP guests are Destination Inclusive®, activities that take place outside the hotel and invite our guests to delve deeper into the local culture and experience it firsthand in each Paradisus destination. Discover more on the Paradisus by Meliá social media profiles on Instagram @paradisusbymelia_esp and @paradisusbymelia_eng; and on , Paradisus by Meliá ESP.

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