Meliá Hotels International Assumes Management of Meliá Iguazu in Argentina; Renovation Planned
October 12, 2017 9:23am
Palma de Mallorca, October 12, 2017 – Melia Hotels International announced the signature and imminent opening of the Meliá Iguazu, the only hotel located in the heart of Iguazu National Park in Argentina, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and World Heritage site by UNESCO. The hotel is the only hotel with panoramic views of the famous “Devil's Throat,” and provides the company with a unique opportunity to become a global benchmark in this travel destination.
Previously managed by another international hotel group, Meliá Hotels International welcomed the property into the family on September 30. In 2018 the property will undergo renovations to take on the characteristics and features of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. The hotel offers 169 guests rooms along with a wide range of dining facilities (including one takeaway area), swimming pools, a spa, a gym, children's play areas and meeting and event spaces. The hotel also has a Visitor Center focused on the enhancement of the natural environment of Iguazu.
The Iguazu Falls are 23 kilometres from the mouth of the Iguazu river and are comprised of more than 270 waterfalls, several reaching heights as high as 80 metres. They can be seen from both Argentina and Brazil with the inaccessible “Devil’s Throat” defining the border between the countries. The main viewpoints are on the Argentinean side, which is visited most often by tourists. The waterfalls are the main tourist attraction in the northeast of Argentina and one of the most important in the entire country.
The rebranding of this hotel allows the Spanish hotel company to strengthen its presence in Argentina, a country in which it already operates two hotels in Buenos Aires: Meliá Recoleta Plaza and Meliá Buenos Aires. "The opening of Meliá Iguazu in one of the most important travel destinations in South America is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of our international expansion this year. We are very pleased to be able to bring our Spanish hospitality to one of the most beautiful corners of the planet, and to form part of the experience of thousands of travellers, to whom we are committed to offering the highest standards of our Meliá brand," said Gabriel Escarrer, Vice President and CEO of the hotel company at the announcement of the deal.
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Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and 4 continents, operated under the brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Innside by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. Meliá Hotels International is included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational. www.melia.com.
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Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand is the Group’s city and resort hotels brand that combine a mixture of stunning yet functional facilities within preferred business and leisure destinations, such as Meliá Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Meliá Jardim Europa - Sao Paolo, Meliá Caribe Tropical - Dominican Republic, Meliá Barcelona - Spain, Meliá Vendome - Paris, Meliá Whitehouse - London and Meliá Zanzibar - Tanzania. The brand is designed to offer the five senses a fresh and innovative experience through igniting the Spanish tradition of excellence in hospitality. All hotels pay close attention to sensory design coupled with fresh and welcoming decorations, balancing aesthetics and design functionality. Meliá hotels feature a VIP experience called “The Level” that offers a private lounge with open bar, exclusive room accommodations, special in room amenities and the finest service. www.melia.com
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