Meliá Hanoi Transforms Dining Experiences
HANOI (Sep. 13, 2023) – As Meliá Hotels International continues to expand its presence in Vietnam, the Spanish Hotel Group has massaged its roots with an extensive renovation to Meliá’s first hotel in the country.
Meliá Hanoi recently completed an extensive makeover, renovating and revitalizing several key areas of the hotel, including the top suites, meeting and function areas, and fitness spaces. One of the most significant changes was a complete overhaul of all the property’s gastronomic offerings and restaurant interiors.
“The launch of our new dining concepts has positioned our hotel as a gastronomic hub in Hanoi,” said Santiago Cabre, general manager of Meliá Hanoi. “Given our Spanish roots, stellar cuisine and a just as impressive atmosphere to enjoy a meal or a drink are essential. With our new design and restaurant concepts we’ve created just that.”
In the lively lobby area, Garbo Bar draws inspiration from the golden era of ‘50’s Hollywood with its new sleek gold and emerald green bar counter and selection of classic cocktails. The Spanish touch endures with a delectable selection of tapas and Meliá’s signature Spanish-inspired afternoon tea.
Mosaico, Meliá Hanoi’s all-day restaurant deepens the hotel’s European heritage with Mediterranean cuisine on offer throughout the day and designs on becoming one of the best international breakfast buffets in the city. From delicately crafted pastries baked in-house to Spanish Iberico ham, and a healthy juice bar to more decadent dishes spanning a variety of cuisines, breakfast is a grand affair. New live cooking stations showcase culinary techniques in a modern, bright environment. A hanging garden and lush tropical plants feature throughout the space.
The former El Oriental Restaurant is set to emerge in October as Cham Restaurant serving sophisticated Cantonese dim sum and Asian noodle dishes in a hip, modern space. The new chef de cuisine, Madam Lê Minh Thái, has 27 years of experience in the craft of dim sum and Cantonese cooking. She has worked alongside a number of Chinese and Singaporean dim sum masters to perfect her skills over the last three decades and will bring that wealth of knowledge to each plate at the new restaurant.
A new concept that combines the best of a sophisticated cocktail bar and luxury barbershop, The Ministry of Men (part of the House of Babaard group), also launched in the hotel in May. The masterfully mixed beverages and exquisite ambiance provide the perfect place for cultivating connections and networking.
The top two keys, the Grand Suite, an opulent 135-square-meter space and the Presidential Suite, an elegant space coming in at 168-square meters, were both re-imagined with more contemporary, regal furnishings, a fresh color palette of soft grays, taupe, creams and gold, new state-of-the art entertainment systems, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the impressive city views.
The Level Meeting Room, available exclusively for The Level guests, has completely new furnishings, along with more ergonomic chairs and artwork. The larger MICE areas, including the Grand Ballroom and its dedicated pre-function area along with the Thang Long Ballroom, have new carpets, furniture, and a new interior design with a crisp white color palette. The Function Room space, ideal for intimate meetings, now features an entirely new interior with nature-inspired paneling framing the space. Meliá Hanoi has some of the largest meeting facilities in the city with two ballrooms and 10 function rooms and a total capacity to host up to 1,200 guests.
The spacious open-air swimming pool has a new deck and the fitness center has been remodeled with new cardio equipment.
“Meliá Hotels International brings a wealth of leisure expertise to Meliá Hanoi to create the ideal bleisure hotel in the heart of this busy metropolis,” said Ignacio Martin, Meliá Hotels International managing director for Asia Pacific. “With the hotel’s unique location in the heart of the city and considering the growing interest in Hanoi as tourist destination, Meliá Hanoi is positioned to be the perfect hotel for travelers looking to explore the capital’s culture and history, while also experiencing all the comforts of a 5-star international hotel.”
The 306-room property, ideal for both business and leisure travelers, is located in Hanoi’s downtown, near government ministries, embassies, shopping areas and tourist attractions.
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, Sol by Meliá and Falcon’s Resorts 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 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Silver Class). 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.
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts, mother brand under Melia Hotels International portfolio, has 125 hotels in Europe (57), America (19), Cuba (15), Africa (5) and Asia (29). We are present in 31 countries and currently have 24 hotels under development in 10 countries.
At Meliá Hotels & Resorts, we stand out for our unique Spanish style in the hospitality industry and for our warmth, closeness and passion for service. This means that we offer our guests a unique wellness experience.
Our Spanish warmth and spontaneity are part of our Mediterranean roots and are always present in the Meliá experience. An experience that is enriched by providing thoughtful extra services. Paying attention to the smallest details and providing personalized experiences for each guest.
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