Meliá Hotels International, the leading hotel company in Spain, continues to grow in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new hotel in Bali, Meliá Ubud. Meliá Hotels International has signed a management agreement with PT Pilar Prambanan INvestama, a Company part of the Podo Joyo Masyhur Group. The new Meliá Ubud is located in a privileged corner of the city, with easy access to the rest of the island, and only a 45-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport (also known as Denpasar), the third busiest airport in Indonesia. Figures continue to show that it is a travel destination becoming more and more popular over the past few years
The resort will consist on 49 beautiful keys, including a venue for weddings and events – one of the most successful market segments in Bali – and a relaxation area with a magnificent YHI Spa.
During the signing ceremony the Vice President Asia Pacific, Bernardo Cabot, stated, “The Melia Brand has been present in Bali almost 30 years being part of the development of the destination. Melia Hotels International is very excited adding Melia Ubud to our portfolio, giving our clients additional accommodation options and increasing our cross selling opportunity between our properties in Nusa Dua, Benoa and Legian”.
Indonesia is a very special place for Meliá Hotels International, as it was in Bali in 1985 when Gabriel Escarrer opened the company’s first international hotel, Meliá Bali. Now, 30 years later, Meliá Ubud will become the forth hotel in Bali and the tenth hotel in Indonesia, alongside Gran Meliá Jakarta, Melia Bali, Meliá Purosani, Sol Beach House Benoa Bali, and the upcoming Gran Meliá Bintan, Meliá Surabaya, Innside Yogjakarta, Innside Makassar and Sol House Legian, which are currently in the pre-opening stage.
With this addition to its portfolio, Meliá Hotels International continues to grow in Asia Pacific, with already 20 hotels in the region including countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and Mongolia.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market. At present, it operates and distributes more than 365 hotels throughout 40 countries and 4 continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hoteles. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco 2013).
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