|Melia has more than 5,000 rooms under construction.|
Monday, 2nd April 2012
Source : TOPHOTELPROJECTS
Glamorous hotel construction projects in Paris and London move ahead.
Solid, family-run and listed on the stock exchange: This combination is rare in the top hospitality. Meliá Hotels International is owned by the Spanish Escarrer Juliá family and currently operates 350 hotels with the further expansion focus, which includes 16 new hotels with more than 5,000 new hotel rooms, in hot spots such as London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt.
The latest hotel project is the Meliá La Defense in Paris (TOPHOTELPROJECTS Nr. 13429). This 369-room hotel is expected to open its doors 2014 and is constructed by the Union Investment Real Estate.
The Meliá La Defense will be the eighth hotel by Melía Hotels International in the French capital.
The impressive 20-storey high building will arises in an exposed location directly opposite “La Défense”, Europe’s largest business district with view on the famous Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées.
The lifestyle hotel ME by Meliá (TOPHOTELPROJECTS Nr. 9182), which has been designed by star architect Sir Norman Foster, will open in a top London location right in time for this year’s Summer Olympics. The former bank building was bought for approximately 185 million Euros and rebuilt into a 157 room luxury hotel.
The 1956 founded hotel chain also pushes the presence of the economy brand “Innside by Melía” with three new hotel projects. Two of them will arise in Germany: in Wolfsburg (219 rooms/ opening in June this year) and in Frankfurt (162 rooms/ opening early 2013).
Meliá Hotels International
According to TOPHOTELCHAINS Melía Hotels International currently operates 350 hotels with 87,000 rooms in 35 countries on four continents. An overview of the various hotel brands:
Hotel Brand Number of hotels
- Meliá Hotels & Resorts 93
- Tryp Hotels 90
- Sol Hoteles 74
- Gran Meliá 12
- Innside by Meliá 10
- Paradisus Resorts 5
- ME by Meliá 4