The International Hotels Awards is the only organisation to provide 5-star accolades at an international level. Meliá Hotels International is celebrating four wins at the prestigious awards with ‘Best Hotel UK’ for ME London, ‘Best Hotel Renovation/Reburbishment’ for Spain and Europe for ME Ibiza and ‘Best Golf Resort in Spain’ for Meliá Villaitana.
ME by Meliá officially launched its flagship hotel, ME London, on 1st March 2013. It is a design-led, lifestyle hotel located at the centre of the capital’s diverse art and culture district. ME London was Foster + Partners’ first UK hotel project and the first for which they designed all of the interiors and exteriors.
Following ME by Meliá’s successful launch of ME London the stylish lifestyle brand grew its ME Resorts offering in Europe with a hot launch in Ibiza, designed by Alvaro Sans, July 2014.
Located on a beautiful bay near Santa Eulalia, ME Ibiza has modern and minimalist Ibizan interiors together with spacious design and stunning sea views. The resulting ambiance is the perfect balance between serene and vibrant. High-net-worth guests can feel at home at the property with direct access by boat and a private ME Jet offering.
Located 20 minutes from Alicante, Meliá Villaitana was designed to simulate a Mediterranean village. It is located between two eighteen-hole golf courses designed by Nicklaus Design and has fantastic views of the Gran Bahía on the Costa Blanca. Its 25 individual buildings and unique architectural style reproduce the region’s picturesque squares and historical streets.
Gabriel Escarrer, CEO and Vice Chairman of Meliá Hotels International said of the wins: ‘We are absolutely delighted that our hotels are being recognised as some of the very best in the world. We were up against stiff competition so to win these prestigious awards is a huge honour for me and for all of the teams who work so hard on the launches and running of the hotels.’
Meliá Hotels International has seen unprecedented growth between 2012 and 2014 with the addition of over a hundred hotels. The company’s portfolio now stands at 378 hotels open or in the process of opening in 41 countries on four continents. Thanks to its impeccable 60-year track record, managerial excellence in its own hotels and those owned by third parties, and its high degree of diversification and international experience, the company is now amongst the most important international hotel management companies in the world.
Due to its popularity, the design-led ME brand has grown exponentially in the last five years. It is a personality-led, lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes in order to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art and design, international cuisine and world music. The brand is built on first-rate service and the awards are a reflection of its high quality. There are currently ME hotels in London, Madrid, Mallorca, Ibiza, Cabo and Cancun with ME Miami and ME Milan opening in 2015 and ME Dubai and ME Barcelona in 2016.