Meliá opens hotels in Spain, Colombia

The Meliá Cartagena Karmairí emphasizes wellness and relaxation. Photo credit: Meliá Hotels International

Spain-based hotel group Meliá Hotels International has opened a new hotel in Colombia, and is set to open another on a Spanish beachfront.

Spain

Meliá will open its new hotel along Calviá Beach, Magaluf, on the Spanish island of Mallorca this summer. The Innside Calviá Beach will have 270 guestrooms as well as a rooftop with restaurants, bars and two swimming pools. The property is close to the city of Palma and is next to Momentum Plaza.

Meliá has more than 3,500 rooms in the Magaluf area. Following private investment of almost $280 million, $50 million of which was invested in Momentum Plaza and Innside Calviá Beach hotel, the opening marks the final phase in the repositioning of the area.

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Toward this, the hotel will partner with local artists to host a series of events on its ground floor to help reposition Magaluf as a tourist hotspot.

With sustainability in mind, the property does not use single-use plastic, offers sustainable towels and linen and has yoga mats made of cork.

Colombia

The company has opened the all-inclusive, adults-only Meliá Cartagena Karmairí in Cartagena, Colombia.  

Located in the Manzanillo Del Mar, 15 minutes from Cartagena De Indias and the second most visited destination in the Caribbean, the hotel emphasizes wellness and relaxation. "We wanted to accommodate today’s modern traveler, whether they’re looking to explore the urban landscape or the natural surroundings of the Caribbean coastline," said Victor Domnez, operations senior director for the Americas region at Meliá Hotels International.
 
The hotel has 147 guestrooms, nine of which are dedicated to Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ VIP service, The Level, which will officially debut in the coming weeks; three restaurants, including Merkado Restaurant and The Level’s exclusive Fish House Restaurant as well as Terraza Elixyr; and a poolside bar. 

The hotel’s spa has sensory showers, a sauna, a Turkish bath, ice fountains and thermal beds. The property also has a gym, event spaces and the Breeza Beach Club, due to open soon. 
 
Green initiatives at Meliá Cartagena Karmairí include clean energy, recovery of graywater, low-consumption and LED lights, control of air conditioning in guestrooms and solar panels to generate hot water.

Meliá Hotels International has 24 hotels and resorts worldwide.

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The U.S. is now the only region that has yet to turn a positive month of profit since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

While occupancy largely was flat week over week during the seven-day period ending Sept. 19, rate and revenue both declined.