New Luxury Lifestyle Hotel To Open In Vibrant Downtown Miami
ME Miami’s Bar, Lounge and Pool offer panoramic views of the city’s bay
06 March 2016: ME by Meliá is set to launch its first luxury lifestyle hotel in North America in vibrant Downtown Miami in April 2016.
ME Miami will be located in the epicentre of the city’s cultural hotspots, such as Pérez Art Museum, Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center and the highly anticipated Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will open in summer 2016. It will also be within close proximity to the thriving Miami Design District, Midtown and the Arts & Entertainment community.
The luxury lifestyle hotel will boast 129 spacious rooms across 14 floors, including three ME+ suites, many of which feature their own private balcony with views overlooking Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami. Situated on the 11th floor, the signature Suite ME will offer guests tropical floor-to-ceiling vistas, as well as a private bar.
Additionally, a luxurious Personality Suite and Style Suite will be located on the 14th floor. ME Miami’s interiors will be a fusion of contemporary and innovative design with cream and grey hues, accompanied by bursts of gold and silver to reflect the city’s energy and vibrant personality. Upcoming global fashion photographer, Alberto Van Stokkum, has been commissioned by the brand to create a bespoke collection of artworks exclusively for ME Miami that will be showcased throughout the hotel.
ME by Meliá hotels are renowned for their breathtaking rooftop spaces, with the brand’s flagship hotel ME London and ME Milan Il Duca featuring rooftop bars with impressive, panoramic skyline views. Located on the 14th floor terrace, ME Miami will feature two swimming pools; a main pool and infinity pool. It will also offer a bar and lounge area, surrounded by sunbeds and cabanas, so that guests can take in the views of Miami’s skyline, whilst relaxing to laidback beats from the hottest DJs.
Situated on the 14th floor, guests at ME Miami will also be able to indulge in ‘ME time’ at the SkinC Spa, which offers a range of bespoke treatments and therapies, and the Spa Suite or unwind at one of the hotel’s pools, accompanied by sets from resident DJs. With indoor and outdoor dining areas, the hotel will showcase views of the Miami skyline for guests to dine and lounge in style.
André P. Gerondeau, Executive Vice President of Hotels at Meliá Hotels International, said: “The opening of ME Miami is not only historic because it’s the brand’s first-ever foray into the US market, but it is also an acknowledgement and celebration of Miami’s thriving downtown community, which has undergone an extraordinary and exciting cultural renaissance. As the brand does with all of its destinations, ME Miami really places the guest in the middle of urban vitality and momentum. We’re excited about what we’ve achieved here, and know that our guests will find ME Miami a distinctive and compelling addition to an already robust portfolio of unique properties.”
ME Miami provides a 24-hour fitness centre, with state-of-the-art Techogym equipment. The hotel will feature 1,026 square feet of flexible, prime meeting space available for events and conferences. It will also offer guests the latest audio-visual equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi.
ME by Meliá is for cultured, fashionable guests who are driven by new experiences and opportunities. The ME brand is renowned for its first-rate concierge service; guests will experience the best of Miami through a dedicated Aura Manager, who is devoted to making each stay unforgetable.
ME Miami is a key addition to Meliá Hotels International’s expanding hotel portfolio and the company, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, already has a strong presence in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The opening of ME Miami follows closely in the footsteps of ME Milan Il Duca, which opened in May 2015; ME Mallorca and ME Ibiza launched in 2014; and the flagship hotel, ME London, opened in 2013 and ME Madrid, the first ME by Meliá hotel, launched in 2006. The brand will continue to expand with openings in key markets including ME Caracas in 2016, ME Barcelona in 2017 and ME Dubai, which has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is set to launch in 2018.
Rooms at ME Miami start from $609 / 2,236 AED. For more information, please visit: www.ME-by-Melia.com
About ME by Meliá
ME by Meliá is a personality-led, lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes in order to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art and design, international cuisine and world music.
By capturing these elements in urban and resort destinations, the ME philosophy adds a more personal touch to the guest experience. Follow ME by Meliá on Twitter @MEbyMelia and Facebook mebymelia. www.mebymelia.com. There are currently ME hotels in London, Madrid, Mallorca, Ibiza and Milan with ME Miami opening in 2016 and ME Dubai in 2017.
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.
About Alberto Van Stokkum
Spanish photographer, Alberto Van Stokkum has been commissioned for Spanish editions of Vogue and Rolling Stones, as well as working with international brands, Levi’s and Desigual. With a passion for portraits, his photography captures spontaneity and natural faces with the overall concept taking inspiration from the world of film and music. Raised in Palma de Mallorca, Van Stokkum’s photography has been influenced by the region’s beauty and laid back approach to life by incorporating freshness, colour and casual character in his imagery, describing himself as being guided by his purest instinct to create suggestive portraits.