SOURCE: Melia Hotels International

Melia Hotels International

December 15, 2016 09:00 ET

Melia Hotels International to open the ME Sitges Terramar (Spain), a ground-breaking hotel in a privileged Mediterranean location

Next summer, ME by Melia will bring the luxury lifestyle and ultra-personalized service of the brand to the Catalan coast for the first time; the existing Hotel Terramar will be renovated to meet the rigorous standards of the brand

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - Meliá Hotels International today announced the addition of a new hotel to the portfolio of exclusive resorts operated under its ME by Meliá brand. Located alongside the beach in Sitges and occupying what until now has been the Hotel Terramar, the new ME Sitges Terramar will be the first hotel for this avant-garde luxury brand on the Catalan coast after its success in some of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, such as Mallorca and Ibiza.

For at least the next 20 years, the Meliá group will manage the hotel owned by HI Partners. After a thorough renovation, the hotel will open in the second quarter of 2017, offering 213 rooms, 2 restaurants, one of which has a 1,200 square metre terrace, bars, a cafeteria, and extensive meeting and convention facilities, as well as a wellness area and kids club. ME Sitges Terramar will also have a spectacular Beach Club.

As Alejandro Hernandez-Puertolas, CEO of HI Partners, explained, "Our agreement with Meliá on such a singular asset reinforces the HI Partners commitment to developing a flagship-hotels portfolio."

The ME by Meliá brand was launched by the Group a decade ago, and is the most avant-garde expression of Meliá Hotels International. Its hotels are located in the most attractive cities and resort destinations around the world and are epicentres for fashion, design, art and gastronomy, such as the ME Madrid, ME London, ME Milan, and the recently opened ME Miami, or resorts such as the ME Ibiza and ME Mallorca, among others, which have reinterpreted the concept of sun and beach vacations in a luxury lifestyle mode.

According to Gabriel Escarrer, Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, "ME Sitges Terramar will bring a new style and positioning to a cosmopolitan and successful destination that has always been at the forefront of innovation, and will also complement the facilities which our emblematic Meliá Sitges has offered Spanish and international travellers for decades."

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 4 continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels. 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 (Marco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. Meliá Hotels International is included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index.

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