Melia Hotels International has announced the transformation of the Gran Melia Cancun property into a luxury all-inclusive Paradisus resort, scheduled to open its doors December 1, 2012. Melia Hotels International is one of the world's largest resort hotel chains with more than 350 hotels in 35 countries on four continents. The new Paradisus Cancun will be a luxury property, different from the typical all-inclusive resort offering. "Our guests had been asking for comprehensive all-inclusive options and higher-end family-focused and adults-only amenities, and it was evident that the Cancun area was missing a true luxury all-inclusive experience," said Andre Gerondeau, Executive Vice President, Melia Hotels International. "Through our success of the Paradisus brand in the Caribbean and in Playa del Carmen, we knew we had to bring the brand to the area in order to offer a distinct experience that would set the property apart from the rest of the marketplace. With exciting new partnerships, such as Tempo by Martin Berasategui, we are now able to provide an extraordinary product that has never been offered within the all-inclusive segment."