Meliá Hotels International signed the latest hotel to join its portfolio of managed properties at a ceremony in Doha today. The future Meliá Doha will open in January, 2015 and is their third hotel in the region. The Spanish company now operates in 43 countries and this agreement enhances its positioning in an emerging hotel market in the GCC.
The spacious hotel set over 62,000 square meters has 280 rooms, with 37 suites ranging from Executive to the spectacular Royal Suite, and will offer a wide range of international and specialist restaurants, separate spas for both men and women, pools, and a gym.
The 41-floor Bin Samikh Tower, which will host the new Meliá Doha, is located in West Bay, the most prestigious district in Doha. It was designed to house a five star hotel of the highest standard, competing with luxury international hotel brands in the West Bay area.
The signature in Doha was made by the Chairman and CEO of the prestigious real estate firm Tamniyat Qatar Real Estate Investment, His Excellency, Managing Director, Dr. Braik Bin Saeed Al Marri, and the Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer, accompanied by his Executive Vice President of Hotels, André Gerondeau and Vice President of Expansion, María Zarraluqui and in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador in Qatar, Carmen de la Pena Corquera.
Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá declared: “The Arabian Gulf is a natural focus for the expansion of luxury hotel brands, and Qatar, a growing influence in the world, will be an exceptional location for business and for our positioning as a leading hotel management company.”
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand is the Group’s city and resort hotels brand that combine a mixture of stunning yet functional facilities within preferred business and leisure destinations, such as Meliá Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Meliá Jardim Europa – Sao Paolo, Meliá Caribe Tropical – Dominican Republic, Meliá Barcelona – Spain, Melià Vendome – Paris, Melià Whitehouse – London and Meliá Zanzibar – Tanzania. The brand is designed to offer the five senses a fresh and innovative experience through igniting the Spanish tradition of excellence in hospitality. All hotels pay close attention to sensory design coupled with fresh and welcoming decorations, balancing aesthetics and design functionality. Meliá hotels feature a VIP experience called “The Level” that offers a private lounge with open bar, exclusive room accommodations, special in room amenities and the finest service.www.melia-hotels.com