Meliá Hotels International signs first property in Bangkok – Meliá Bangkok
Slated to open in 2022, Meliá Bangkok will strengthen the Group’s presence in Thailand and Asia
The signing of Meliá Bangkok marks Meliá Hotels International (MHI), Spain’s leading hotel group, entry into the Bangkok hotel industry in 2022. Meliá Bangkok is the Company’s second property in Thailand, following the signing of Sol Beach House Koh Samui in 2015, and will be Meliá Hotels & Resorts first city-centre hotel.
The new agreement with Asset World (TCCAW), a member of TCC Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in Thailand, enhances MHI’s Asian expansion plans. The announcement of Meliá Bangkok also marks another milestone in the Company’s long-term partnership with TCC Group, founded many years ago, due to a shared service ethos for the hospitality industry.
“It gives Meliá Hotels International great confidence to partner with Asset World to launch the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand in Bangkok,” said Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific at Meliá Hotels International. “MHI develops alliances with like-minded businesses that share the same vision, philosophy and culture. Meliá Hotels International impeccable 60-year history in hotel management and Spanish service will ensure that future guests’ receive an unrivaled stay and guest experience in Southeast Asia’s second most visited country, Thailand.”
“We are delighted to widen our relationship with Meliá Hotels International with the addition of Meliá Bangkok. We stand committed to bringing the best of hospitality to Thailand and firmly believe that Meliá Bangkok will bring our vision of a unique product and service to life,” said Nishant Grover, Chief Operating Officer of Asset World.
Meliá Bangkok will be managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. The new-build, upscale ‘bleisure’ hotel will strengthen the brand’s portfolio of global urban resorts and will boast 315 luxurious guestrooms, exceptional F&B outlets, spa amenities, a fitness center and meeting facilities. The hotel’s site will also be home to retail and office space.
The hotel will be situated in the heart of Sukhumvit and 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Meliá Bangkok will be within easy reach of Benjasiri Park and the future Bangkok Mall, which will offer a range of entertainment venues including two theme parks, as well as commercial, residential and office spaces.
Meliá Hotels & Resorts, the most international brand of the MHI, has 126 properties worldwide and more than 30 years of presence in Asia. The announcement of Meliá Bangkok reaffirms of the group’s commitment to the region, which is highly valued by travellers worldwide and characterised by the personalised experiences provided through the Passion for Service culture.
In 2016, Meliá Hotels International celebrated the Company’s 60th Anniversary. MHI has outlined the Group’s vision to double the Asian hotel portfolio by 2020 and the signing of Meliá Bangkok brings MHI’s presence in the Asian market to 13 operating hotels with a further 22 properties in the pipeline.