Meliá Hotels International has signed the new Meliá Melaka in Malaysia, the group’s fourth property in Malaysia and its first in Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new agreement expands Meliá’s footprint in Malaysia. Opening in 2020, the 250-room hotel will be managed by the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand and is owned by Haleton Group.
“We are confident that Melia Hotels International will contribute a tremendous boost to the tourism industry of Melaka while elevating the City to greater heights with their Spanish heritage and world-renowned hospitality standards,” Ken Lin, CEO, Haleton Developments said in a statement.
Malaysia's first Meliá Hotels & Resorts location opened in Kuala Lumpur in the Golden Triangle and Times Square. The hotel is also near Sungei Wang Plaza Shopping Center, Chinatown and the Petronas Towers.
With 17 hotels currently open, Meliá Hotels International is expected to have over 40 hotels in Asia Pacific by 2022. These additions will more than quintuple the portfolio it had in 2010.
Last week, the group opened another Meliá Hotels & Resorts-brand hotel in Shanghai near the Hongqiao Airport and the National Exhibition and Convention Center. The 5-star, 187-room Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao hotel is the group’s third in China, following the Gran Meliá Xian and Meliá Jinan. The company has planned to open more properties in China in the future.
Meliá Hotels International also recently extended its partnership with China-based OTA Ctrip in order to improve its brand recognition and attract more Chinese guests to its hotels all over the world.