Meliá Hotels Introduces Inaugural ME by Meliá Hotel in Asia Pacific
Macau, CHINA (October 17, 2023) –Meliá Hotels International, the largest hotel group in Spain and a global leader in the hospitality industry, signed an agreement with Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company Ltd for the first ME by Meliá hotel in Asia Pacific.
This collaboration will mark a significant milestone for Meliá’s iconic ME by Meliá brand as it makes its highly anticipated debut in the region. Set to open its doors in 2027, ME Guangzhou will become the ultimate destination for discerning travellers seeking an extraordinary experience in the vibrant city of Guangzhou.
Envisioned as a sanctuary of indulgence and refinement, ME Guangzhou will feature 120 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, each meticulously designed to offer a luxurious haven for guests. Impeccable personalized services will ensure that every aspect of a guest’s stay is tailored to their desires. Moreover, the hotel will boast a diverse array of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, specialty venues showcasing culinary excellence, a Mediterranean-style bistro, and an iconic rooftop bar. These exceptional culinary experiences will tantalize the senses and further enrich the overall guest journey. The property will also feature state-of-the-art facilities to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travellers. The hotel’s versatile event spaces, including ballrooms and meeting rooms, will offer the perfect setting for special occasions and corporate gatherings. A rejuvenating spa and a well-equipped fitness centre will provide guests with the opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate.
As a testament to its commitment to contemporary culture, ME Guangzhou will also curate a sensory feast of cultural and artistic experiences. By intertwining avant-garde art, design, fashion and music, the hotel allows guests to explore the boundaries of creativity and indulge in a world of artistic discovery.
Located at Guangzhou Macau Place, within the Guangzhou International Financial City-Huangpu Bay Business Circle, ME Guangzhou boasts a prime location that is poised to become the second central business district (CBD) of Guangzhou. The region is currently experiencing rapid progress with the commencement of the construction of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Express Rail Link next year, which aims to strengthen the connection between key cities in southern China including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. In addition, the forthcoming Yuzhu Tunnel will augment this endeavour by connecting Pazhou Economic Development Zone and Yuzhu Port, contributing to the development of the business circle to a world-class landmark. Furthermore, the hotel offers breath-taking views of the Pearl River while also offering proximity to Guangzhou’s iconic landmarks, such as the Dan Jia Watery Region and Former Site of Huangpu Military Academy. By perfectly blending the city’s rich heritage and contemporary charm, ME Guangzhou will become the definitive address for sophisticated travellers seeking an authentic and unforgettable experience.
Ignacio Martín, Managing Director Asia Pacific at Meliá Hotels International, expressed his enthusiasm about the arrival of ME by Meliá in the Asia Pacific region, stating, “The signing of ME Guangzhou represents a glorious chapter for our brand. As we continue to expand our footprint in China, it is our utmost pleasure to introduce the ME concept to the Chinese market, where we believe it will revolutionize the hospitality industry. We look forward to working closely with Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company Ltd. to curate exceptional products and services that cater to the diversified needs of modern luxury travellers in China.”
“The agreement with Meliá Hotels International represents a significant step towards elevating the Guangzhou International Financial City-Huangpu Bay Business Circle to a world-class landmark business district. The business circle is expected to attract more foreign investments, augment its international commercial and trading functions, and establish itself as an integrated gateway,” said He Jinglin, the Managing Director of Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company Ltd. “The emergence of this business circle is a clear indication of the Macau Centre’s capability to undertake international cooperation and comply with global standards.”
ME by Meliá, renowned for its exceptional design and unparalleled lifestyle offerings, represents the epitome of contemporary European culture. With its distinctive collection of design hotels, ME by Meliá invites guests to embark on a journey of creative exploration and cultural immersion. From captivating art exhibitions to tantalizing signature cocktails, the ME brand redefines the concept of luxury hospitality, allowing guests to forge a deep connection with their chosen destination in the most extraordinary and imaginative ways.
Currently, the brand boasts a remarkable presence across the globe, captivating travellers in some of the most prestigious destinations like London, Barcelona, Madrid, Ibiza, and Dubai.
Revisiting the history of its iconic building designed entirely by Foster and Partners, ME London celebrated this year its 10th anniversary commemorating a decade of bringing creativity and innovation into London’s cultural epicentre.
In addition to ME Guangzhou, the ME by Meliá brand will open more hotels in 2023 and 2024 in Malaga (Spain), Malta, Lisbon (Portugal), and Guadalajara (Mexico), extending the footprint of a collection of designer hotels.
From vibrant city centres to exotic beachfront retreats, the brand’s properties offer guests unrivaled access to the best each destination has to offer.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has a portfolio of more than 400 hotels (portfolio and pipeline), throughout more than 40 countries, and 10 brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, ME by Meliá, Paradisus by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ZEL, INNSiDE by Meliá, Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Affiliated by Meliá. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company worldwide, according to the last S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, and it is also a “Top Employer 2023” brand in Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Italy and Germany. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market.
About ME by Meliá
Located in global cultural epicenters, ME by Meliá is a collection of design hotels to discover contemporary culture through the lens of their bold, charismatic personality. ME by Meliá brings destination, design and service together to deliver personal, enriching experiences for the stylish modern traveller. A stay at one of our hotels is more than just a vacation or a visit, it’s an immersion in architecture, design, gastronomy and art that few can match.
Contemporary culture is part of who we are. We express its creativity and energy in every aspect of our hotel experience. ME by Meliá hotels thrive on the sensorial connection to their settings – the visual stimuli, the taste of exquisite local food, the uplifting culture of its citizens and cultural leaders. Embedded within each hotel´s ecosystem is a community of artists, influencers, creatives and technologies that raise the hotel to a must-see, and must-stay, destination for those who yearn for inspiration and energy. There are currently eight hotels in the portfolio across Europe, Middle East, The Americas and Mexico, including ME Dubai, ME Milan Il Duca, ME London, ME Madrid, ME Ibiza, ME Barcelona, ME Sitges and ME Cabo. Upcoming openings include ME Malta, ME Guadalajara & ME Lisbon, set to launch in the coming months.
About Guangzhou Macau Place
Located in the Guangzhou Huangpu Lingang Economic Zone, Guangzhou Macau Place is a commercial and business complex spanning over 120,000 square meters with a total investment of more than RMB 3.5 billion. The center integrates three core functions: office and residence, cultural creation and innovation, and commerce. It creates an ecosystem that closely interweaves entrepreneurship and daily life, fusing cultural exhibition and novelty experience. The center aims to attract Macao enterprises and investments, establishing itself as financial technology and digital technology-led clusters with Hongkong and Macao characteristics. With its latent capacity and global impact, Guangzhou Macau Place is poised to become the key player in the region’s economic growth.