First look at brand new Spain hotel launched by tennis star Rafael Nadal – with beach clubs and sea-view rooms | The Sun

A NEW hotel is open in Majorca this year – and it's being launched by a very famous tennis star.

Rafael Nadal has teamed up with Melia Hotels to launch a number of new resorts, with the first in Spain.

Zel in Majorca will be the first, due to open later this year.

The hotel will offer "wellbeing experiences" as well as fitness classes and activities.

Also on site will be a courtyard that has access to private terraces as well as the rooftop and beach clubs.

Images of the rooms reveal airy suites with direct sea views as well as sofas and desks.

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Some of the rooms have direct access to the beach from their private terrace.

Nadal said: "As a Spaniard, a Majorcan and a global traveler, the launch of this hotel brand is a project that I have had in my mind for a long time.

"ZEL will be synonymous with feeling good and enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle. I was really attracted to this new concept with Meliá from the start and I am confident that ZEL will be a huge success and will be enjoyed by every type of traveler."

More ZEL hotels open to open across the Med coastline as well as in cities such as Paris, Madrid and London.

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Prices for the rooms are yet to be revealed, although other Melia hotels on the island are as little as £104 a night.

It aims to open this year but no official date has been released.

The tennis player, who was once number one in the world, lives on the island of Majorca.

He lives in a stunning beachfront mansion, which he paid around £3million for in 2013.

Nadal isn't the only tennis star to own a hotel.

Andy Murray also owns a resort with his wife Kim, having bought The Cromlix Hotel in Kinbuck, Scotland for £2million.

The property is currently undergoing a huge renovation project.

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