The Melià Collection has six initial members, including two hotels in Paris.
Meliá Hotels International is no exception to the rule: any hotel group must have a collection of iconic luxury hotels in its portfolio. Accor, with the announcement of theEmblems Collection, and IHG, whose first Vignette properties are beginning to appear
, have recently embarked on this path previously taken by Radisson, Hyatt, Hilton or Marriott. The current period is undoubtedly opening up opportunities for groups to attract independent hotels with character, eager for the commercial support that global players can offer them.
In this context, the Spanish group has succumbed to fashion and has just unveiled the Meliá Collection. It offers it growth prospects by turning to hoteliers ” who want to grow with a leading hotel group while retaining all the essence and personality of their iconic hotels
,” as Gabriel Escarrer, managing director of Meliá Hotels International, described it.
But through it, Melia also sees in the way to distinguish some of its high-end hotels, unique by their atmosphere, design or catering offer. To launch this collection and start its momentum, the Spanish hotelier has elevated to the rank of “Member of Meliá Collection” six establishments, different in their positioning, but united by the unique experience they offer.
These include, for example, a luxury lodge in the heart of the Tanzanian savannah, the Serengeti Lodge, and a hacienda in the heart of the Canary Islands, the Hotel Hacienda Del Conde, as well as a design hotel in Dubai with exclusive villas with private pools in the heart of a huge estate dedicated to polo, the Hotel Desert Palm. However, the Melià Collection is not just about resorts and leisure, as its first members also include three urban hotels, two in Paris and one in London.
These establishments have charm and an arty streak in common, such as the Hotel London Kensington, whose décor evokes the historical motifs of William Morris’ wallpapers, or the Villa Marquis hotel in Paris, which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and was visited by numerous artists, including Victor Hugo. For its part, the Maison Colbert stretched a thread between France and Spain by paying tribute to the links between the Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla and the French capital.
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