PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN— Meliá Hotels international (MHI) has signed the Innside Manhattan, the chain’s first hotel in New York.
According to the company, this addition is part of an aggressive expansion strategy that includes upcoming announcements of development projects in major U.S. gateway cities.
“We have identified specific, large North American cities, whose Latin influence and cosmopolitan atmosphere provide brands like Meliá, Me by Meliá and Innside by Meliá an extraordinary opportunity for development,” said Gabriel Escarrer, vice chairman and CEO of Meliá. “It has long been a goal for us to establish a presence in New York City, and Innside by Meliá is the perfect opportunity for us to do so as its already a tremendously successful brand in Europe for both business travel and urban escapes.”
Set to open in 2016, the new Innside Manhattan will be located in a 20-story new-ground-up-construction building on West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The property will offer 313 rooms, a three-meal restaurant, bar and meeting rooms.