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Meliá Hotels International presents hotel portfolio at ATM

Meliá Hotels International, a leading hotel company in Spain, is showcasing its expanding luxury hotel portfolio at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. 
The largest tourism trade fair in the Middle East offers the perfect platform for Meliá Hotels International to share their latest updates and exciting projects in the region and worldwide.
Meliá Hotels International is presenting a select portfolio of premium hotels that share the highest standards of the company and all enjoy unique architecture, extraordinary locations in the most select destinations in the world, and exceptional service, designed for the most discerning travellers. The company’s three luxury brands, Gran Meliá, ME by Meliá and Paradisus, now have 33 hotels in key destinations worldwide, in addition to 10 projects under way that will extend their international presence.
In the Middle East, the company aims to increase its luxury portfolio with the introduction of its Gran Meliá brand while also promoting the international growth of other brands such as INNSiDE by Meliá. Currently with two hotels in Dubai, Meliá expects to open at least four new hotels in the Middle East over the next few years.
ME Dubai is one of the most recent premium hotels opened by the company. The hotel forms part of the legacy left by the architect Zaha Hadid and is the only hotel whose exterior and interior spaces were both designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The hotel is located in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district and acknowledged as a masterpiece of contemporary international architecture.
The hotel’s dining options include Roka, an award-winning contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, Deseo, a bar with Latin American flavours, Central Cosmo Tapas & Bar, serving Spanish cuisine, and Botanica, offering the finest cocktails. Facilities also include a spa with a wide range of luxury treatments, a 650-sq-m fitness area with the latest equipment, an outdoor pool with spectacular views of the Dubai skyline, and advanced meeting and event spaces known as ME Studios.
The ME Dubai is currently carrying out the final works to complete the new project. When these are completed, the hotel will extend its facilities to offer new dining spaces and the region’s largest nightclub. The reopening of the hotel is scheduled for September 1.
The Meliá Desert Palm is also located in Dubai and has enjoyed positive occupancy levels over the past year due to its excellent facilities, forming part of an urban oasis 20km from Dubai, and the popularity of its spectacular villas with private pools. A hotel with a contemporary design located within a polo estate, with extensive outdoor facilities surrounded by a lush green environment and offering numerous details to ensure the best possible hotel experience.
The hotel has excellent facilities for well-being, including a boutique fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, magnificent facilities and great views. Meliá Desert Palm also has a sanctuary of well-being and serenity: the Samäna Spa offers the best personalised treatments and is a haven of tranquillity.
New projects in the Middle East
Meliá Hotels International continues with its international growth and introduction of its brands, bringing two of them to Qatar. With a focus on ME by Meliá, a brand which is already present in the region, and the introduction of INNSiDE by Meliá, a brand which is in constant growth, the hotel company is scheduled to open two new hotels in Doha by 2022.
ME Doha will be located within the Doha Live complex, a spectacular project with a lifestyle concept with modern architecture and a hotel, shops, restaurants and wellness facilities. This new luxury hotel will provide 235 rooms and MICE facilities, as well as an infinity pool with fantastic views of the city and a wide range of dining options.
INNSiDE Doha will be the first hotel for the INNSiDE brand in the Middle East and will boast a privileged location next to the National Museum of Qatar and one of the main business districts in the city, making it a perfect hotel for the “bleisure” segment. With 192 rooms, two restaurants, MICE facilities and a fitness centre, INNSiDE Doha will offer a fresh, modern and more accessible lifestyle concept.
The company's commitment to luxury travel is also reflected in the growth of its Gran Meliá brand, characterised by a contemporary expression of Spanish luxury, with two projects that will be a milestone in its international growth. Two new hotels in Iran and the UAE are expected to open in late 2021 and 2023, respectively.
Gran Meliá Kish, located in one of the top holiday destinations in Iran known as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf, will provide 254 luxury rooms and suites. With easy access from both Tehran and Dubai and incredible designer facilities with the most careful attention to detail, Gran Meliá Kish is destined to become one of the most spectacular luxury resorts in the destination.
Gran Meliá Port La Mer will be the first hotel for the brand in the UAE. This new hotel means that Gran Meliá will be present in eight countries, bringing the concept of Spanish luxury with an avant-garde touch to some of the top destinations in the world. The Gran Meliá Port La Mer will have 379 rooms and suites and 5 restaurants, all in an exquisite setting in which modern design and exclusive personalised service will be the top priority.
Importance of the Arab market in international tourism
Meliá Hotels International is not only extending its presence in the Middle East, it is also positioning itself as an international benchmark for the outbound travel market. Meliá is presenting itself at the ATM with a consolidated portfolio of luxury hotels, offering premium experiences in destinations which are highly appreciated in the Middle East market, such as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.
Three company hotels on the Spanish Mediterranean coast stand out: Hotel Don Pepe, Hotel de Mar and ME Ibiza. All of them are located in the most luxurious destinations in Spain and have a highly successful track record thanks to the service quality and travel experience they offer to guests.
Hotel Don Pepe by Gran Meliá is one of the most famous hotels in Marbella and a benchmark for Spanish luxury. With a privileged location on the Costa del Sol, the hotel provides rooms and suites which pay the greatest attention to detail and stunning outdoor areas with Bali beds next to a central pool with sea views and surrounded by tropical gardens. Thanks to the exclusive Gran Meliá RedLevel service, guests can also enjoy an even more luxurious experience with higher category rooms, access to private RedLevel spaces and extra services.
Hotel de Mar by Gran Meliá is another of the jewels in the crown of the hotel company. It is an exclusive hotel for adults only with a spectacular location in Mallorca. With exquisite service and facilities that convey the elegance of contemporary luxury, Hotel de Mar offers unique experiences overlooking the sea. The hotel also offers the exclusive RedLevel service for guests wishing to further enhance their experience. With two outdoor pools, luxury treatments in its Spa by Clarins and its own private cove, it is one of the best places to enjoy peace and quiet on one of the most coveted islands in the Mediterranean.
ME Ibiza is a luxury lifestyle hotel located on one of the world's most famous islands. The hotel is located alongside the sea and has spectacular views. It offers a luxurious experience which combines the rest and relaxation offered by one of the most spectacular locations in Spain with spaces in which local art and culture take centre stage. Its facilities include the world-famous Radio Rooftop Bar and its Thai Room Spa and Wellness. The hotel also offers a ME+ service with which guests can make their experience even more special.
Another of the premium brands operated by the Spanish hotel company is Paradisus by Meliá, which has a selection of 12 spectacular resorts in destinations with outstanding natural beauty in the Caribbean. Paradisus hotels are integrated with their destination and environment, offering experiences connected with local culture.
Paradisus Cancun
Among them, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean is a spectacular resort set in a splendid mangrove forest on the Riviera Maya. It also has an area called The Reserve with its own facilities and services, in which guests can choose to upgrade to the exceptional. Two of the other brand hotels in Mexico are the Paradisus Cancun and Paradisus Los Cabos, both perfect for enjoying the best experience by the sea.
The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
The Paradisus Palma Real in Playa Bávaro (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic), also offers The Reserve facilities, as well as an adjacent resort, The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, which is perfect for guests seeking a premium experience at an even higher level. In the same destination, the Paradisus Punta Cana is located in the heart of tropical nature, allowing guests to enjoy the peacefulness of their surroundings in an all-inclusive luxury resort. The hotel also allows guests to further enhance their experience with its Royal Service, which includes an exclusive butler and services.
At the end of this year, Meliá Hotels International is scheduled to open the Paradisus Playa Mujeres in Mexico. Located in one of the most fashionable areas of Cancun, this new luxury resort will provide 498 rooms with stunning views of the hotel's tropical gardens and beautiful beaches that highlight the natural beauty of the destination. - TradeArabia News Service