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For the Dunas Hotels & Resort, our guests' experience during their stay in Gran Canaria is key. So when a few months ago we received an email from one of our guests asking us to be his accomplices in one of the most important moments of his life so far, we certainly said: Yes!
Ismael is a young man from Gran Canaria who wanted to surprise his girlfriend Melody, also from the island, with a totally unexpected engagement flashmob party at the Dunas Mirador Maspalomas. It was the perfect occasion, both of them live in Munich (Germany) and had organized to spend their vacation on the island, with both of their sisters and Melody's parents at the Dunas Mirador Maspalomas Hotel.
The hotel team involved in the event got down to work in order to achieve the perfect engagement surprise for Melody, and here is what happened:
After such emotional day, and while both of them are now preparing their upcoming wedding, we wanted to speak to Melody and Ismael to find out how they felt about the preparations and the surprise at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas Hotel.
- Did you already know Dunas Hotels & Resorts, had you ever stayed with us before?
Ismael: We've known Dunas from our first anniversary in 2009. We stayed on July '09. It was the first hotel where we stayed together, our first getaway as a couple. We enjoyed it, especially its value for money, so we decided to do it again this summer.
- Ismael, how did you come up with the idea of asking Melody for her hand at a flashmob?, How come you decide it to do it in our hotel?
Ismael: Melody has always liked this sort of things. She, as many of us, dreams of living special and unique moments, and I thought to myself: Why not reaching this dream for her? It occurred to me that Dunas Mirador Maspalomas would be the perfect scenario, we were going to spend our holidays back home, in Gran Canaria, and we wanted to enjoy some days in the south of the island. This hotel is very especial to us since it is where we celebrated our first year's anniversary as a couple, so , I thought it was the perfect occasion.
- How was the preparation process?
Ismael: It was all pretty fast. I was in Munich, therefore, it was quite tricky for me to contact all of our friends and family to participate in the flashmob and supervise everything from Germany, so I shared my idea with Melody's sister and she got down to work. She helped me with all the organization and the choreography. She was devoted to rehearse with all participants, went to the hotel to talk about the event, and ensured that everything was organized and ready for the big day.
- And how did you find the experience on the engagement day?
Ismael: It was our second day at the hotel. His sister and my sister knew about it; we were very nervous waiting for the time to arrive (19 h.), we were actually very anxious! Finally, everything was perfect. It is a moment we will never forget.
Melody: I actually couldn't believe it!!! When the entertaining guys started dancing that beautiful song by Bruno Mars, which from that day became "our song", I thought it was one more show, but I suddenly started seeing our family and friends all dressed in white coming down the stairs and dancing to the same choreography, it was like being in a movie! A moment to nurture in my heart forever! I truly didn't expect it, nor did my parents! It was wonderful. I couldn't help crying, but crying because of happiness!
Both: We would like to take advantage of this opportunity to dearly thank the Hotel's team for their support and involvement. It's great to find people willing to help to fulfill someone's dreams.
For all the employees and the animation team at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas was one of the most emotional days we have ever shared. We'd like to wish Melody and Ismael a long, healthy and happy life together. We are now looking forward to seeing you around in all your wedding anniversary celebrations!
Thanks ever so much!!
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