Melia Hotels International continues to expand in Southeast Asia and announced the management of four new properties. The group already signed the management of 23 new hotels during the first three quarters of the year. But the pace of expansion is further accelerating with the international hotel company publicly announcing to target another 30 new signings until the end of the year.
Announcement was done at the end of October by Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, as well as COO André P. Gerondeau during an annual tour of Asia Pacific?. Both men were accompanied by Asia Regional Vice President Bernardo Cabot, during which they visited several destinations in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, among others.
During the trip, Escarrer signed agreements for several new hotels with major local partners, taking the total number of hotels in the region to 45. Meliá has grown quickly in Asia Pacific, adding more than 30 hotels over the last 5 years and multiplying its portfolio in the region by five.
The company has announced four new hotels that they have recently signed in Southeast Asia. This includes the Meliá Chiang Mai, the new INNSIDE Bangkok Sukhumvit, the Meliá Ba Vi Mountain Retreat in Vietnam and the Meliá Bukit Tinggi in West Malaysia.
In Thailand, the 325-key Meliá Chiang Mai is scheduled to open in 2019. It will be the first time that Melia moves into Thailand northern capital. The INNSIDE Bangkok Sukhumvit, slated to open in 2021, will be the company’s second property in Thailand’s capital. In Vietnam, the 100-key Meliá Ba Vi Mountain Retreat, with an expected opening in 2018, will sit in Ba Vi National Park, west of Hanoi. The final property, slated to open in 2022, is the 219-key Meliá Bukit Tinggi in Malaysia. Located in the State of Pahang, it is at close distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Of the 44 hotels in operation or in the pre-opening phase, 16 are in Indonesia, 10 in China, 7 in Vietnam, 4 in Thailand, 5 in Malaysia, 1 in Mongolia and 1 in Myanmar.