Meliá Hotels International Announces Two New Hotels In Zhengzhou, Central China
With almost 1000 rooms, the hotels will open in 2015 and 2016 respectively, under the successful “INNSIDE by Meliá” and “Meliá” brands
- Both agreements reinforce the strong links between Meliá and its Chinese development partners.
13 January, 2013: Meliá Hotels International today announced the signing of two new hotels in growing political and business hub of Zhengzhou, China. INNSIDE by Meliá will open in June 2015, and Meliá Zhengzhou in January 2016.
The hotels sit in a complex of three buildings, one for the INNSIDE property and the other two devoted to the Meliá hotel, split into areas for regular and longer term stays. Together, they will bring 933 rooms and MICE facilities including a grand ballroom for over 900 people and other multi-functional meeting rooms, ideal for big wedding ceremonies and for business meetings.
These two brands in Zhengzhou fit the needs of a city, which experienced a 12% GDP growth in 2012 and whose airport received over 10 million visitors.
These announcements reflect the company’s expansion focus in China, where there are strong strategic agreements in place with leading groups, such as Greenland. There are a number of other properties soon to open in China, including Gran Meliá Xian and Meliá Jinan in 2014, and the Meliá Tian Jin and Meliá Chongqin in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The group has more than doubled its portfolio in the Asian region over the last two years and foresees additional announcements in the country, expanding into main cities and the burgeoning resort destinations, a segment in which Meliá expects to bring its experience as an international leader.
Bernardo Cabot, VP of Meliá Hotels International, Asia Pacific said of the signings, “The addition of these two brands brings a range of facilities and service cultures unparalleled in Zhengzhou. We are proud and excited to bring our brands to this quickly developing city, as a part of our expansion strategy in the main Chinese destinations.”
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the group’s city and resort brand, focusing on delivering traditional Spanish service and combining design with functionality. Meanwhile, INNSIDE by Meliá brand is a modern urban lifestyle brand that focuses on atmosphere and service, borne out of Germany.
Although more than 80% of tourism demand in Zhengzhou is related to business, Zhengzhou has a rich cultural history, as it was the nation’s capital during the Shang Dynasty, one of the oldest cultures in the world. Tourists can enjoy a plethora of architectural heritage including the Zhengzhou Confucius Temple, one of the oldest in China, the nearby Shaolin Temple, Song Mountain, the Yellow River, as well as the famous Henan Opera.
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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. At present, it operates and distributes more than 350 hotels distributed throughout 40 countries and 4 continents under the following brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol, Paradisus and Club Meliá, the sole vacation club within the Spanish hotel chains, complements the Company’s products and services. www.Meliá.com
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the group’s city and resort hotels brand that combine a mixture of stunning yet functional facilities with over 90 hotels in leading business and leisure destinations, such as Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paolo, Dominican Republic, Barcelona, Paris, London and Zanzibar. The brand is designed to offer a fresh and innovative experience through igniting the Spanish tradition of excellence in hospitality. All hotels pay close attention to sensory design coupled with fresh and welcoming ambiance, balancing aesthetics and design functionality. Meliá hotels feature a VIP experience called “The Level” that offers a private lounge with open bar, exclusive room accommodations, special in room amenities and the finest service.
About Henan Jinniu Group
Henan Jinniu Group is one of the leader Chinese Companies in coal mine and stone manufacturers for construction sector, agriculture and logistics, both in domestic and international business.
About Greenland Group
Founded in 1992, Greenland Group has become one of the largest state-owned enterprises in Shanghai and leading real estate enterprise in China. Adhere to the corporate tenet of "Greenland, Create Better Life" in the past 20 years, Greenland Group has formed a diversified business model include industrial and capital operations which is "Energy and Financial sectors to be developed simultaneously with Real Estate as Core Business". Greenland Group ranks 483 in 2012 Global Fortune 500, rank 73 in Top 500 China Enterprises and 1st among comprehensive real estate enterprises in China. Greenland Group has development projects in more than 70 cities within 25 provinces in China as well as in Korea and Australia. A total of 17 high-rise landmark buildings are being developed by Greenland Group with 4 listed as Top 10 highest buildings in the world.