Meliá Hotels International Signs with TCC Asset World for Meliá Bangkok Slated to Open in 2022
Meliá Hotels International, Spain's leading hotel group, announced the signing of Meliá Bangkok, marking the company's first property in Bangkok and second overall in the country. Meliá Bangkok is representative of Meliá's strategic focus on international growth – one that has made Meliá the first Spanish hotel group to open hotels in markets such as China, the U.S. and the U.A.E.
"It gives us great confidence to partner with Asset World to launch the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand in a thriving destination such as Bangkok," said Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Meliá Hotels International. "Our growth strategy must be accompanied with major local partners who share our vision, philosophy and culture – even more so when we're entering the second most visited country in Southeast Asia. I believe Meliá Hotels International's impeccable track record of 60 years in hotel management and Spanish service culture will allow us to achieve growth while delivering an unmatched guest experience."
Managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, the brand-new, upscale hotel will bolster the company's already strong portfolio of urban resorts around the world. Meliá Bangkok will feature a total of 315 luxurious guest accommodations, and offer exceptional F&B outlets, spa amenities, a fitness center and meeting facilities, complementing the mixed-use development of retail and office space.
"We are delighted to widen our relationship with Meliá, with the addition of this third property. We stand committed to bringing best of hospitality to Thailand and firmly believe that Meliá Bangkok would further our vision of creating unique product and service offerings for our guests." said Nishant Grover, Chief Operating Officer of Asset World.
With a central location in the heart of Sukhumvit plied by thoroughfares of the city, and 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Meliá Bangkok will grant guests easy access to Bangkok Mall, an ultra modern complex housing entertainment (including two theme parks), commercial, residential and office spaces; Terminal 21; and Benjasiri Park.
Meliá Hotels & Resorts, the most international brand of the group, has 126 properties worldwide and over 30 years of presence in Asia; and Meliá Bangkok is yet another reaffirmation of the company's commitment to the region. The brand is highly valued by travelers worldwide and characterized by the personalized experiences provided through its "Passion for Service" culture. In 2016 Meliá Hotels International celebrates its 60th Anniversary and maintains its robust momentum in Asia, where the company will double its portfolio of new hotels by 2020. At present there are 13 hotels open and another 21 hotels in the pipeline; Meliá Bangkok brings the total number of properties in the region to 35.
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.