Meliá Hotels International to open a new Innside by Meliá hotel in the center of Aachen (Germany)
Meliá Hotels International has announced today a new Innside by Meliá hotel in the city of Aachen, 80 kms southwest from Dusseldorf and Koln, close to the Belgium and Dutch borders.
The owners, the German subsidiary of Dutch development organisation Hugenholtz Property Group (HPG), has signed a long-term lease agreement with the third-largest Hotel group in Europe, Meliá Hotels International, to operate the hotel under its most cosmopolitan hotel brand; Innside By Meliá, which offers a business lifestyle experience to its customers.
For HPG Group, "the Innside brand´s attributes, along with Meliá Hotels International´s management know-how, made them the perfect partners for us". Innside by Meliá is the fastest growing brand within the hotel chain, characterized by its modern design, efficient and smart service and charming style, offering a different experience for both business and leisure urban getaway. There are currently nine Innside hotels opened in Germany and the brand has begun to expand in other countries.
The Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer, said "the acquisition of the Innside brand in Germany in 2007 contributed to strengthen our portfolio with a fresh and innovative concept, for those of our customers who expect more than excellent service. During these five years, our growth in Germany has been closely associated with this brand, and we are facing an ambitious international expansion plan".
About Melia Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and 4 continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hoteles. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide.