Meliá signs deal for first hotel in Bangkok
Meliá Hotels International (MHI) has announced the signing of Meliá Bangkok, marking the group’s first property in Bangkok and second in Thailand.
Meliá Bangkok, located in the vibrant Sukhumvit district, is due to open in 2022 and is part of the Spanish hotel group’s ongoing strategic focus on international growth.
The new agreement with Asset World (TCCAW), a member of TCC Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in Thailand, provides a significant boost to Meliá’s growth and expansion in Asia. The company is planning to double its portfolio of hotels in Asia by 2020 – it currently has 13 properties in the region with another 21 in the pipeline.
Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, senior vice president Asia Pacific of MHI, said: “It gives us great confidence to partner with Asset World to launch the Meliá brand in a thriving destination such as Bangkok.
“Our growth strategy must be accompanied with major local partners who share our vision, philosophy and culture – even more so when we’re entering the second most visited country in Southeast Asia.”
Nishant Grover, chief operating officer of Asset World, said: “We are delighted to widen our relationship with Meliá, with the addition of this third property. We stand committed to bringing best of hospitality to Thailand and firmly believe that Meliá Bangkok would further our vision of creating unique product and service offerings for our guests.”
Managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, the brand-new upscale hotel will feature 315 luxurious guest accommodations, and offer exceptional F&B outlets, spa amenities, a fitness center and meeting facilities, complementing the mixed-use development of retail and office space.