Meliá Hotels International to Open Two New Hotels in China
Tuesday January 14th, 2014 - 9:46AM BGP
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ZHENGZHOU, CHINA—Meliá Hotels International, which has more than 350 hotels in its portfolio, will open two new hotels in Zhengzhou, China: Innside by Meliá will open in June 2015, and Meliá Zhengzhou will open its doors in January 2016.
The hotel is a complex of three buildings located in the new business district of Zhengzhou, one for the Innside hotel and the other two devoted to the Meliá hotel. Together, they will offer 933 guestrooms and MICE facilities, including one grand ballroom for over 900 people and other multifunctional meeting rooms.
Meliá Zhengzhou will feature the Meliá VIP experience, called “The Level”, that offers a private lounge with open bar, exclusive room accommodations and special in-room amenities.
In addition to business interests, Zhengzhou’s attractions include the Zhengzhou Confucius Temple, one of the oldest Confucius Temples in China, architectural heritage, the nearby Shaolin Temple, Song Mountain, the Yellow River, as well as the Henan Opera.
According to the company, the addition of these two brands in Zhengzhou aims to fit the needs of a city that experienced a 12% GDP growth in 2012 and whose airport received over 10 million visitors.
These openings reflect the focus in China for the company, where it will soon be opening other properties like the Gran Meliá Xian and the Meliá Jinan in 2014, and the Meliá Tian jin and Meliá Chongqin in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Tags: Melia Hotels International • Zhengzhou • China • Innside by Melia • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.