Melia Hotels International recently opened the Melia Shanghai Hongqiao. Located just a short distance from the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in the west of Shanghai and 10 minutes from Hongqiao Airport, the five-star hotel has a prime location for business travellers combined with exceptional dining and wellness facilities.
Melia Shanghai Hongqiao: 187 rooms and three independent villas
Melia Shanghai Hongqiao has 187 luxuriously equipped rooms with sophisticated interior decoration with an Asian flair, as well as the VIP The level service characteristic of the Meliá brand. Three Chinese neoclassical independent villas measuring 400m² and with a garden, offer an additional accommodation option accompanied by exclusive services such as a personal butler, private dinners or limousine service.
The hotel also provides 700m2 of space and facilities for events and meetings, a YHI Spa – the wellness sanctuary of the Melia Hotels & Resorts brand – indoor pool and gym, while the Spanish chef Abel López Reina runs the Merkado Restaurant, combining Mediterranean and Asian cuisine and adding a Spanish touch to the hotel experience. In addition, the Garbo Bar aims to become one of the best cocktail bars in the area.
Melia Shanghai Hongqiao is the third hotel for the company in China
This is the third hotel for the company in China, joining the Gran Melia Xian and Melia Jinan, and it expects to open another five hotels in the future. Melia Hotels International also continues to strengthen its sales and distribution strategy in China and has extended its partnership with Ctrip, the country’s leading online travel agency. As announced by the Company’s CEO, Gabriel Escarrer, the company will operate around 40 hotels in Asia Pacific by 2020, which will more than quintuple the portfolio it had in 2010.
SOURCE: Melia International