Date: June 2018
Location: North-west of JinCheng Lake Park
Name: Gran Melia Chengdu – opening 2021
No. of Keys: 270
Buyer: Spain’s leading hotel group, Meliá Hotels International announced the signing of Gran Meliá Chengdu in partnership with Chengdu Renju Tourism & Hospitality.
Gran Meliá Chengdu becomes the third Gran Meliá property to be brought to China and the group’s 11th property in China market.
“We’re proud to embark on this new partnership with Chengdu Renju Real Estate, a strong state-owned real estate development enterprise in Chengdu, who has a proven success track record and shares the same operational concept with our company,” said Mr. Bernardo Cabot, Senior Vice President of Meliá Hotels International Asia Pacific.
“I’m confident that with this strong partnership we can create an exceptional and unique property, and bring Spanish luxury and Spanish hospitality to Chengdu.”
Only located in key destinations around the world, Gran Meliá is the most luxurious hotel brand from Meliá Hotels International.
For gourmets, the hotel will include an international dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant with private dining room, a speciality restaurant and a lobby bar.
Gran Meliá Chengdu will have a strong MICE offer with beautifully designed meeting venues and rooms available for guests.
Red Level Service, one of the brand’s signature highlights that features the concept of a “boutique hotel” within the hotel exclusively for VIP guests, will also be introduced in the new property.
As noted by Bernardo Cabot, “Our company’s origin and expertise is in resorts, and we bring that to top urban leisure and business destinations to create the perfect urban resorts.
Following the success of Gran Meliá Xi’an and the upcoming opening of Gran Meliá Zhengzhou, the signing of Gran Meliá Chengdu represents another milestone in our growing presence in China”.
Chengdu, known as the “Land of Abundance”, is one of the most attractive travel destinations in China. The city earned its reputation through its historic heritage, cuisine-rich culture and the world-renowned pandas, and has also recently become one of the transportation hubs in China due to the infrastructural developments.
Strategically located in the middle of old CBD area and new CBD of the city, the new property enjoys easy access to the main transport connections in Chengdu and will be the perfect location for globally minded luxury travellers seeking a refined experience.
Gran Meliá Chengdu will be operated under a management agreement with Chengdu Renju Real Estate, LTD, the owner and investment enterprise of the property.
THPT Comment: With the vision of becoming a leading property investment enterprise, Chengdu Renju Real Estate has been ambitiously expanding its business into tourism and hospitality industries and Gran Meliá Chengdu will be its first official entrance into the hotel industry.
Meliá Hotels International current portfolio in Asia comprises of 48 hotels that are open or in the process of opening in this region.
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