Spain – This building is a true architectural treasure in Lanzarote

Paradisus by Meliá, through its unique Destination Inclusive® experiences, takes the “all-inclusive” concept to a whole new level, immersing its guests in the destination, culture and nature. Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote, together with Paradisus Gran Canaria, has come to truly revolutionise the Spanish hotel industry.

The new Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote features 282 rooms and villas, a 1,800 m2 swimming pool, beautiful tropical gardens designed by César Manrique and seven dining options.

With unique lunar landscapes, volcanoes, unspoiled beaches, picturesque villages and an exceptional climate, the island of Lanzarote, a Biosphere Reserve, is the perfect destination for travellers who love nature, beauty, and who want to immerse themselves in the essence of this fascinating island. Nestled in a dreamy enclave, surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Costa Teguise and charming villages steeped in culture, we find the brand new Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote.

The hotel, the second in Europe from the luxury resort brand Paradisus by Meliá, aims to reinvent the traditional “all inclusive” concept, innovating and transforming it through new experiences linked to the destination’s nature and exploring everything it has to offer.

Under the slogan, “Embrace Your Nature”, Meliá Hotels International offers an authentic cultural immersion into each of the places where its hotels are located.

With hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, the Paradisus by Meliá philosophy comes alive at Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote and Paradisus Gran Canaria, which opened in May.

Designed by Fernando Higueras and César Manrique, the building combines rationalist architecture by Higueras with murals, pool and garden design by the Canarian artist and painter.

Over 40 years ago, Higueras took over the principal building with the idea that the concrete, formwork, and geometry of the folds and their monumental emphasis blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature and environment. In turn, Manrique took charge of the hotel’s swimming pool, with a surface of 1,800m2, of the spectacular tropical gardens, home to more than 300 vegetable species, and of the frescos and sculptures that bring colour and warmth to the building and its interiors.

In 1979, the hotel was awarded the International Prize for Architecture. Today, following a complete renovation and redecoration of the spaces, Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote is a luxury 5* adults-only hotel, with direct beach access, spa, gym, meeting rooms, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, rooms with private pools, villas, and seven different dining options.

The hotel is one of the assets that form part of the alternative investment vehicle Victoria Hotels & Resorts, a collaboration between Meliá Hotels International, Bankinter Investment and GMA.


Paradisus by Meliá goes beyond traditional sun and beach tourism to bring new adventures in this amazing archipelago of eternal spring. Like at all the hotels that form part of this brand, all Destination Inclusive® experiences are included in the guest’s stay at Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote.

Combining luxury with local culture and nature is key to providing guests with a truly unique experience. An innovative hotel concept where the guest’s entire stay is immersed in the local culture and traditions, from cooking workshops to excursions to the most hidden or iconic places of the Fortunate Isles or Islas Afortunadas.

At Paradisus by Meliá, the destination lies at the heart of a genuine adventure, where one can “discover the boundless pleasures of a holiday with a capital ‘H.’ Guests can escape to the most secluded corners, savour authentic cuisine, meet local artists, and discover the culture of the villages and their people,” explains Susanna Mander, Global Director of Brand Marketing at Paradisus by Meliá.

Under the slogan, “Embrace New Adventures”, Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote has created unique Destination Inclusive® experiences that range from guided tours to popular tourist sites, like the Jameos del Agua or the Cactus Garden, to artistic excursions brimming with creativity, like the emblematic El Grifo winery with its vines intertwined in the volcanic ash that is so characteristic of the island.

Haute cuisine is another of the attractive features of this hotel where international, Mediterranean and, of course, the signature Canarian cuisine is combined to reinterpret classics like papas arrugás con mojo, torrija de costillar from local cows, ropa vieja and a long list of recommendations, which naturally always include the exquisite cheese and wine varieties from the region: Malva Food Bazaar, Capella Italian Restaurant, La Graciosa (local cuisine), Samira (Middle East cuisine), Ginger Bar & Cocktail (open 24 hours), The Shack Pool Bar, The Reserve Pool Bar

To understand some of the elements cooked on the traditional stoves of La Graciosa restaurant, we need to travel to the renowned restaurant La Acuarela in Mogan, which has been under Germán Ortega’s leadership for many years. Awarded a Michelin star and two ‘soles’ from the Repsol Guide, its cuisine is one of the most renowned and revered on the island. Ortega trained at the Vassa Eggen restaurant in Stockholm, at The Letonnie in England, awarded two Michelin stars, and at Hacienda Benazuza. With these influences and with a diverse career trajectory behind him, Ortega has designed La Graciosa’s menu, including a tasting menu of three dishes that will be changed seasonally.