Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International is expanding in China, adding two new properties in the pipeline through an arrangement with owning company Beijing Taiwei Group Holdings Ltd. Both hotels are slated to open in 2022.
The new Meliá Arxan Hot-Spring Resort in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region will have 180 guestrooms, several dining options, meeting facilities and wellbeing services. The resort will also have hot springs for adults and children alike.
An hour's drive from the Arxan National Forest Park, Meliá Arxan Hot-Spring Resort is in Arxan, Inner Mongolia, the third largest Chinese subdivision. Arxan is located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia.
The new Meliá Qinhan New Town in Xi'an, meanwhile, will have 250 rooms as well as dining options, meeting facilities and wellbeing services.
One of the oldest cities in China, Xi'an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals. The city is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Meliá Qinhan New Town is located in the Xixian New Area.
"It is our first time collaborating with Beijing Taiwei Group Holdings Ltd. With the signing of Meliá Arxan Hot-Spring Resort and Meliá Qinhan New Town, we are excited to bring another two Meliá Hotels & Resorts properties in the region, further enhancing the importance of China in APAC for the group," said Bernardo Cabot, the regional VP of Meliá Hotels International Asia Pacific.
"Currently, 40 percent of our company's growth concentrates on APAC. As we are closing 2019 with these two exciting projects, we are very positive that we will continue to expand the Meliá DNA across APAC," said Maria Zarraluqui, managing director, global development of Meliá Hotels International.
As of the signing of Meliá Arxan Hot-Spring Resort and Meliá Qinhan New Town, Meliá Hotels International currently has a total of 51 properties in the Asia-Pacific region expected to open in next few years.