Meliá Hotels Appoints GM to New Kuala Lumpur Property
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct. 26, 2022) – The new INNSiDE by Meliá Kuala Lumpur Cheras will have a seasoned hospitality professional at the helm when it opens its doors to guests in Q4 2022.
Ms. Ada Jian, who has been working as the GM of INNSiDE by Meliá Zhengzhou for the last two years, will take on her first overseas assignment for the leading Spanish hotel group, helping them expand their presence in the popular tourist destination of Kuala Lumpur.
“Jian expertly navigated the pandemic in China at a time when the hospitality industry was hit hard,” said Ignacio Martin, Managing Director Southeast Asia at Meliá Hotels International. “Her professionalism, lifestyle profile, and ability to adapt to the changing times make her an ideal candidate for our newest INNSiDE property in Asia.”
Over the last two decades Jian has held hospitality positions throughout China, beginning with a front office role in 2001 in Hyatt Regency Xi’an China. The 39-year-old went on to spend eight years with Sofitel at various properties throughout the country including in Xi’an, Qingdao, Ningbo, and Beijing before joining Meliá Hotels International in 2014. Meliá has been expanding in China with new openings in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Chongqing since 2019.
Jian held roles at two different Meliá properties, Gran Meliá Xian and her GM position at INNSiDE by Meliá Zhengzhou, as well working for the corporate team where she was Senior Area Director of Operations Asia Pacific covering 47 hotels in the region. In this position she was actively involved in the pre-opening of nine different properties across Asia.
The new 238-room INNSiDE by Meliá Kuala Lumpur Cheras will be the first INNSiDE hotel to open in Malaysia and the third to open in Southeast Asia. INNSiDE is tailored to savvy, modern “bleisure” travelers who blend work and play and are looking for centrally-located accommodation that embraces the local culture.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá and Sol by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the “Affiliated by Meliá” network. 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 in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2022 (Silver Class distinction). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market. For more information, visit www.meliahotelsinternational.com
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the most well-known brand within Meliá Hotels International; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations and caters to every aspect of guests’ wellbeing. It offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all key business cities and exotic locations, serving the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market.
About INNSiDE by Meliá
INNSiDE by Meliá hotels are design-led lifestyle and resort hotels that give guests the freedom to relax and explore, whether they are travelling for work or leisure. The brand embraces the local culture of each destination, through its events calendar, city guides, art murals and free bicycle hire to encourage guests to discover new neighbourhoods. INNSiDE creates an environment where guests can work, workout, rest and play, catering to City Breakers, Social Explorers and Party Chasers. It offers spaces to disconnect and rest body and mind, with state-of-the-art fitness suites and the latest digital fitness software, Yoga classes and swimming pools with DJs playing poolside and in the lobby from noon to night. Guests can enjoy locally-sourced drinks and delicious dishes full of local flavour. All properties have open lobby spaces for meetings, whether social or business, as well as boasting creative meeting room spaces to keep guests inspired. INNSiDE by Meliá provides guests with flexibility and freedom when they travel, fitting seamlessly into their lifestyle. Sustainability is packed into all the little details: all rooms and suites are equipped with paper and plastic-free collateral, as well as complimentary organic cosmetics.