Meliá Hotels International Bolsters Malaysia Portfolio with Signing of Meliá Melaka
Slated for 2020, Meliá Melaka, the new hotel with a panoramic view of Malay Peninsula in the center of Melaka reaffirms Meliá Hotels International’s commitment to Asia Pacific
Meliá Hotels International, the leading Spanish hotel company with more than 370 hotels worldwide, announced today the signing of Meliá Melaka, a new property located in the heart of Melaka, Malaysia. This marks the group’s fourth property in Malaysia, and its first entry into Melaka. The new agreement expands Meliá’s footprint in Malaysia,satisfying its guests’ diverse demands, ranging from cultural visits, medical tourism and investment opportunities for both local and international markets.
Managed by the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, and owned by Haleton Group, a multi-award winner and a leader in Malaysia’s property development, investment and asset management industry, the hotel is scheduled to open in 2020.
As one of the largest mega-corporations in the region, Haleton Group has successfully integrated core businesses in project development and construction, commercial and asset management, retail leasing and hospitality divisions.The group firmly stands by its values of reliability, commitment and long-term relationships in order to maintain its legacy as the most trusted quality brand and has been the trendsetter for unique concepts.“We are confident that Melia Hotels Internationalwill contribute a tremendous boost to the tourism industry of Melaka while elevating the City to greater heights with their Spanish heritage and world-renowned hospitality standards,” said Ken Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Haleton Developments Sdn Bhd.
“The expansion of our Malaysia portfolio in the center of Melaka is another important milestone for our presence in Asia Pacific,” said Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Meliá Hotels International. “Our company has an impeccable track record and has been an established leader in the resort segment for decades; coupled with our extensive hotel management expertise, we’ve always been the top pick for demanding hotel owners. Today we join with Haleton Group and delighted to offer travellers an unparalleled holiday experience.”
Enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and with wealth of history, legacy and vestiges, Melaka is well-connected to a network of major highways, easily accessible from major cities with a comfortable travel distance of 1.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur and 2.5 hours from Singapore.This city, with an illustrious heritage, will be made more accessible with the introduction of daily flights from Guangzhou, southern China.
Melaka is a popular weekend retreat destination for Singaporeans and Indonesians. Modern Melaka, building on its legacy as one of the region’s premier trading ports, is also increasingly attracting the attention of savvy investors from both local and international markets.
Meliá Melaka is located at the heart of the city, as part of Haleton City, a large scale projectthat smartly blends six unique themed developments, comprising of retails, residences, international hotels, office tower, resort and shoplex.The hotel is within 30-minute drive from Melaka International airport, and a short walk from renowned UNESCO heritage sites, such as St. John’s Fort, Jonker Walk, St. Paul’s Hill, Melaka River Cruise, Portuguese Square, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Menara Taming Sari, and Stadthuys.
Meliá Melaka will offer 250 rooms of different options including standard, supreme and deluxe. The property, with a Sky Pool and a rooftop garden on the 28th floor, will feature breath-taking panoramic views of Malaysia Peninsula. THE LEVEL, the most exclusive and luxurious choice of Meliá Hotels & Resorts, offers guests privacy, coupled with intuitive, unobtrusive service at a mere arm’s reach.The hotel will also feature Meliá’s signature YHI Spa, various dining options, pool and gym, night club and wedding pavilion.
Melia Hotels & Resorts is the most international brand of the group, characterized by offering personalized experiences with an emphasis on superior service, making this brand highly valued by travelers worldwide. The brand has over 30 years of presence in Asia and Meliá Melaka is yet another reaffirmation of the group’s commitment to the region.
In 2017, Meliá Hotels International will maintain its robust momentum in Asia, with 17 hotels currently in operation and the group is expected to have over 40 hotels by 2022.
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalized services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity. Follow Meliá Hotels & Resorts on Twitter @MeliaHtlResorts, Facebook @Melia.Hotels and Instagram @meliahtlresorts. www.melia-hotels.com
About Meliá 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 four continents, operated under the brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSIDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. 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. Meliá Hotels International is included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational. www.melia.com.