Meliá Lisboa, The First Five-Star Hotel Operated by Meliá Hotels International in Portugal, To Open Its Doors in 2018
The hotel will add to the collection of “bleisure” hotels focused on combining business travel with urban leisure and lifestyle
28 January 2016: Meliá Hotels International and Discovery Fund have announced the signature of an agreement by which the hotel chain, the third largest in Europe, will add the Meliá Lisboa Hotel five-star to its portfolio as part of an ambitious project which aims to return life to a strategic location in the city, with the hotel set on the corner of the central Antonio Augusto de Aguiar and Fontes Pereira de Melo avenues.
The hotel will open in early 2018 with 239 rooms, a 24-hour restaurant adapted to the lifestyle needs of guests, and a panoramic lounge-bar on the upper terrace with stunning views of the city. In the essence of "bleisure" (business + leisure) concepts, the hotel will provide everything needed by guests visiting Lisbon for a combination of business travel and leisure, while also providing residents in the city with a meeting point in which to "see and be seen", with attractive options for dining, drinks and music. Therefore, the Meliá Lisboa will feature the most modern facilities for conferences and conventions for between 50 and 550 people, two floors of parking, a health club and a Yhi Spa, the Meliá hotels’ Spa brand, with the highest standards.
In one of the most important destinations for European tourism, with a growing strength in urban hotels, the new Meliá Lisbon means Meliá Hotels International continues to grow in Portugal, this time hand in hand with Discovery Portugal Real Estate Fund, focused on Real Estate & Tourism assets management in Portugal, with an specialized Real Estate & Tourism team.
Pedro Seabra, Partner of Discovery Fund, highlighted the importance of this signature to bring an Internationally reputed hotel brand into this hotel’s management: “this alliance and the Melia Lisbon’s project represent the continuation of the excellent work of the Discovery team, with the aim of re-evaluating the Fund's assets. We are also excited to be able to count with the best professionals to make this project a successful reality from 2018.”
For the Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá, Gabriel Escarrer, "we are very excited about the Meliá Lisboa because it combines architectural innovation in a hotel with the highest standards of quality and service, with the history of such an emblematic corner of the city of Lisbon, with the attractiveness that you only find in the centre of the great historic capital cities in Europe."
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 and the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalisation, 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. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational. www.melia.com.