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Gran MeliŠ Cancun Introduces Yhi Spa Wellness Center


Movement and Wellness Combine for a Truly Holistic Approach

That Provides a Serene, Balanced and Customized Spa Experience


Miami, Florida Ė January 24, 2008 Ė Gran MeliŠ Cancun, the most renowned resort on Cancunís hotel zone, has introduced a new state-of-the-art gym to provide guests the opportunity to stay fit and holistically balanced while visiting one of the most sought-after beach destinations in the world.  The Yhi Spa Wellness Center becomes a part of the resortís unique spa concept, Yhi Spa, a Leading Spa of the World.


The Yhi Spa concept is based on the four elements - earth, water, air and fire Ė as well as a careful orchestration of space, with open areas and the encouraged interaction with varied textures - stone, wood, glass and bamboo Ė that emit luxurious minimalism. The goal is to create an overall sense of serenity for guests, from the resortís Asian-inspired Eco-Spa and water ritual area, to the multi-sensory ambience of intoxicating scents and mystical sounds.

Featuring two distinct areas, the Yhi Spa Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness activities and equipment catering to all workout styles and preferences.  In the movement studio guests can enjoy a peaceful yoga or Tai Chi lesson, or get their heart racing with a spinning class.  The expansive gym area includes a mixture of cardio and strength equipment with treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, strength machines and free weights. 

As part of Yhi Spaís holistic approach and methods, the wellness center offers Yhi Moves featuring fitness, personal training and wellness activities specially designed to meet guestsí desires for achieving the perfect wellness balance. Experienced personal trainers assess each guestís individual needs and develop customized exercise programs best suited to them.


The wellness center becomes the third component of the Yhi Spa at Gran MeliŠ Cancun which also includes a water ritual center and a relaxation center. After a workout, guests can enjoy a hydrotherapy session in the water ritual center or relax with a spa treatment offered at the relaxation center. Yhi Spa offers two distinct treatment lines, Ayurvedic, offered at Yhi Spas worldwide is based on Indian principles and utilizes the curative properties of plants, herbs and essential oils to improve the skin's health, relieve stress, enhance energy and regain a state of well-being. Yhi Spaís signature lines are unique to each destination. Gran MeliŠ Cancunís Prehispanic Ix Chel Collection is named after the Mayan moon goddess and features treatments based on local medicine and utilizing native herbs.


A new member of Leading Spas of the World, Yhi Spa at Gran MeliŠ Cancun has achieved the industryís highest honor. Out of 104 Leading Spas, Yhi Spa is only the second in Cancun to receive the accolade, where members must pass a rigorous, anonymous inspection comprised of 200 different criteria.


Gran MeliŠ Cancun:

The five-star Gran MeliŠ Cancun is distinguished by its iconic, Mayan-inspired pyramid-shaped design and bears the distinction of the AAA Four-Diamond award.  Its Royal Service, where guests may indulge in exclusive privileges, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.   The resortís 700 rooms were recently renovated and include 137 Royal Service suites with butler service, private lounge area with separate entrance, personal check-in and check-out and restricted beach, snack bar and pool areas, oceanfront whirlpools and an infinity pool with beach concierge.  The resort offers six exquisitely appointed restaurants, featuring Latin-Asian fusion, Mexican specialties, Mediterranean cuisine at the AAA Four Diamond Award winning Tempo and seafood at the resortís ocean-view, al fresco restaurants, La Veranda and La Perla. Gran MeliŠ Cancun also features Cancunís second largest convention center for groups, incentives and weddings with capacity for up to 1,800 guests. Visit


About Sol MeliŠ:
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sol MeliŠ is the largest resort hotel chain in the world. A market leader, more than 50% of the companyís hotels are located in major cities and it is by far the biggest hotel company in Spain, and one of the largest hotel groups in Europe. The company currently includes more than 350 hotels in 30 countries on 4 continents, and employs more than 32,500 people under its MeliŠ, ME by MeliŠ, Tryp, Sol, Paradisus, Sol MeliŠ Vacation Club and Luxury Lifestyle brands. For further information and reservations, visit



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