At a recent signing ceremony, Meliá Hotels International announced two new hotels to open in Zhengzhou, China. Innside by Meliá will open in June 2015, and Meliá Zhengzhou will open its doors in January 2016. Zhengzhou, the capital and largest city of Henan province in north-central China, is the political, economic, and technological hub of the province.
The hotel complex will feature three buildings located in the new business district of Zhengzhou, one for the Innside hotel and the other two devoted to the Meliá hotel. Together, they will bring 933 rooms and MICE facilities including one grand ballroom for over 900 people and other multifunctional meeting rooms, as the region is witnessing a business-travel boost.
The Innside brand is a modern, urban lifestyle brand that represents the fastest-growing brand of the Meliá Hotels International’s portfolio worldwide. The Meliá Hotels and Resorts brand has over 90 hotels located in major cities and resort destinations in the world. Meliá Zhengzhou will feature the Meliá VIP experience, called “The Level,” that offers a private lounge with open bar, exclusive room accommodations, and special in-room amenities.
These announcements reflect Meliá Hotels International’s expansion focus in China. Meliá will soon open the Gran Meliá Xian and the Meliá Jinan in 2014, and the Meliá Tian jin and Meliá Chongqin in 2015 and 2016. The group, that has more than doubled its portfolio in the Asian region along the last two years, foresees immediate additional announcements in the country, focusing both on main cities and on burgeoning resort destinations.
Bernardo Cabot, representing Meliá Hotels International, noted that “the addition of these two MHI brands brings a range of facilities and service cultures unparalleled in Zhengzhou. We are proud and excited to help bring our brands to this quickly developing city—a city that boasts a vibrant Chinese history and is a major economic hub for China, as a part of our expansion strategy in the main Chinese destinations.”