Meliá plans hotel for Portugal's second-largest city

A Meliá hotel room. Photo credit: Meliá Hotels International(Photo credit: Melia Hotels International)

Meliá Hotels International has signed an agreement to add a new hotel under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand in Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal. When it opens in 2021, the property will be Meliá’s 14th hotel in the country, bringing the total number of rooms to around 2,600. Portugal is the company’s third-largest European market by number of hotels, behind Spain and Germany.

The hotel will have 180 guestrooms along with a YHI spa, a gym and several dining options as well as the the Meliá Power Meetings concept, which provides innovative meeting rooms equipped with fitness balls, writable walls for brainstorming sessions, in-room relaxation areas and offers creative coffee breaks, among other features.

With more than 1.7 million residents in its metropolitan area, Porto is located in the north of the country next to the mouth of the River Duero. Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its proximity to Spain makes it a significant destination for the Spanish, who are Porto's largest source of international travelers. 

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Meliá Hotels International also operates hotels in other major destinations across the country, including Lisbon, Funchal (Madeira), Braga, Coimbra, Castelo Branco, Covilhã, Montijo, Setubal and Leiria, and will soon be opening on the Algarve.

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