Meliá Hotels International Arrives in Shanghai
The Spanish hotel group signs its eighth property in China with the new Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao, close to one of China’s main transportation hubs
22 June 2015: Meliá Hotels International, the leading Spanish hotel company with more than 370 hotels worldwide, has continued to grow its presence in China with the announcement of a new hotel in Shanghai; bringing the total number of properties in China to eight.
The new Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao is part of the Lidoway project, developed by Golden United Group, which will become a major urban complex in Hongqiao featuring a wide range of commercial and entertainment facilities, dining outlets, alfresco areas and high-end residential villas.
Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao, scheduled to open in July 2016, will have 190 rooms, meeting rooms, two F&B outlets, as well as an executive lounge.
Hongqiao is expected to become the new centre of west Shanghai and the business hub for the Yangze River Delta region, with the area’s integration with the Hongqiao Transportation Hub (Airport & Railway). The hotel will be very close to the new National Convention and Exhibition Center (formerly the China Expo Exhibition Center), one of the world’s largest exhibition complexes, with a total floor space of 1.47 million square metres and capacity to accommodate up to 300,000 people per day.
As a key destination, the Hongqiao Airport handled 37,960,200 passengers in 2014 and grew by 21.3% in 2010, making it the fourth busiest airport in mainland China and the 21st busiest in the world. Hongqiao Railway station is also the largest railway station in Asia, with a total area of 1.3 million square metres.
The Asia - Pacific region has become one of the main strategic growth areas for Meliá Hotels International. The company highlighted its commitment to this region by opening a corporate hub in Shanghai in 2011, boosting awareness and improving the scope of partnerships with Chinese companies. Meliá Hotels International will continue to increase its presence in the China and Asia-pacific region following the launch of its first hotel in Shanghai.
About Golden United Shanghai
Established in 1991, Shanghai Golden United Construction & Development Co. Ltd. Is an integrated enterprise whose portfolio ranges from real estate Development to Foreign Investment, financial trade, architectural decoration, property management and ecological forestry.
It is dedicated to developing high-quality residential properties in Shanghai, expanding and managing existing properties, and covering innovative and high-quality apartments, villas, office buildings and commercial properties. Golden United adheres to the corporate spirit of “people oriented” and, after more than 20 years established, the Company’s strong principles and its commitment with advocate ethics, integrity and innovation have made Golden United unique in the Real estate industry.
Copyright Shanghai Golden Joint Construction and Development Co., Ltd. ICP 12024485No-1
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 under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hoteles. 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.