Date: November 2018
Location: Two in Vietnam and one in Thailand
Names: Meliá Hoi An and Meliá Phu Quoc in Vietnam, and Meliá Phuket Karon in Thailand – all opening 2022
No. of Keys: 150, 380, 224
Mr. Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, the group’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. André Gerondeau, and the Regional Vice President Asia Pacific, Mr. Bernardo Cabot, recently ended their Asia Pacific tour, during which they visited China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.
During Mr. Escarrer’s trip, the company signed three new hotels: two in Vietnam and one in Thailand.
These new properties take Meliá Hotels International’s portfolio in Asia Pacific to 51 hotels.
The company has seen spectacular growth over the last 6 years, growing from 6 operating hotels to 51 hotels in operation and pipeline.
Since opening Meliá Bali in 1985, its first international hotel, Meliá has had a very strong focus on Asia, where it now has an extensive portfolio in 7 countries. In the medium term, the company expects that the growth of its Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts,
Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Sol by Meliá and INNSIDE by Meliá brands in the region may contribute to financial results and importance similar to that of their well-established and renowned Caribbean hotels.
Meliá also has had a corporate presence in China for more than 10 years and began operating the Meliá Jinan hotel in 2014.
The company currently has 3 additional hotels open in Shanghai, Xi’an and Zhengzhou, and another 7 in the pipeline under three of its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá and INNSIDE by Meliá.
In Indonesia, the country where Meliá opened its first hotel in Asia, the group is already among the top 3 international hotel chains, with 16 hotels either open or in the process of opening (most of them resorts).
Meliá has grown particularly quickly in Vietnam, where it already had 10 hotels either open or in the pipeline, making it one of the leading international hotel companies in the country.
The group first entered Vietnam with Meliá Hanoi, and soon will have three properties in Ho Chi Minh City, solidifying their presence in the main cities. In addition to the urban properties, Meliá is also focusing on the traditional leisure destinations and during this trip, the group added two new hotels, Meliá Hoi An and Meliá Phu Quoc, bringing their total footprint to 12 hotels in this exciting country, making it the second biggest market for the group in APAC.
With regards to Thailand, Meliá Hotels International already has 4 hotels under construction together with its local partner TCC-Land, the leading real estate group in Thailand.
Understanding Thailand’s strong potential in leisure and business travel, during the trip the group added Meliá Phuket Karon to the portfolio. After this addition, Meliá Hotels International will have 6 hotels in the country, two of them in Phuket, one of the most coveted destinations in the region.
For Mr. Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, “as the third largest hotel company in Europe, we at Meliá we are very comfortable with the rate of our growth in Asia Pacific, in line with the dynamic nature of the region itself and look forward to continuing our strong momentum and commitment to Asia Pacific.”
THPT Comment: Great to see Melia doing so well in the region.
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