Meliá Hotels International has signed an agreement with Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company for the first ME by Meliá hotel in Asia-Pacific.
Set to open its doors in 2027, ME Guangzhou will mark a significant milestone for Meliá’s iconic ME by Meliá brand as it makes its debut in the region.
ME Guangzhou will feature 120 rooms and suites, and will boast a variety of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, specialty venues, a Mediterranean-style bistro, and a rooftop bar.
The hotel will also offer ballrooms and meeting rooms, a spa and fitness centre.
Located at Guangzhou Macau Place, within the Guangzhou International Financial City-Huangpu Bay Business Circle, ME Guangzhou boasts a prime location that is poised to become the second central business district (CBD) of Guangzhou. With the upcoming construction of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Express Rail Link next year, the region looks to strengthen the connection between key cities in southern China including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.
Ignacio Martín, managing director Asia-Pacific at Meliá Hotels International, shared: “As we continue to expand our footprint in China, it is our utmost pleasure to introduce the ME concept to the Chinese market, where we believe it will revolutionise the hospitality industry. We look forward to working closely with Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company to curate exceptional products and services that cater to the diversified needs of modern luxury travellers in China.”
“The agreement with Meliá Hotels International represents a significant step towards elevating the Guangzhou International Financial City-Huangpu Bay Business Circle to a world-class landmark business district. The business circle is expected to attract more foreign investments, augment its international commercial and trading functions, and establish itself as an integrated gateway,” said He Jinglin, managing director of Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company.
In addition to ME Guangzhou, the ME by Meliá brand will open more hotels in 2023 and 2024 in Malaga (Spain), Malta, Lisbon (Portugal), and Guadalajara (Mexico), extending the footprint of a collection of designer hotels.