Meliá Hotels International has announced the signing of Meliá Melaka, a new property located in the heart of Melaka, Malaysia. This marks the group’s fourth property in Malaysia, and its first entry into Melaka. The new agreement expands Meliá’s footprint in Malaysia, satisfying its guests’ diverse demands, ranging from cultural visits, medical tourism and investment opportunities for both local and international market. Managed by the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, and owned by Haleton Group, a multi-award winner and a leader in Malaysia’s property development, investment and asset management industry, the hotel is scheduled to open in 2020. As one of the largest mega-corporations in the region, Haleton Group has successfully integrated core businesses in project development and construction, commercial and asset management, retail leasing and hospitality divisions. The group firmly stands by its values of reliability, commitment and long-term relationships in order to maintain its legacy as the most trusted quality brand and has been the trendsetter for unique concepts. “We are confident that Melia Hotels International will contribute a tremendous boost to the tourism industry of Melaka while elevating the City to greater heights with their Spanish heritage and world-renowned hospitality standards,” said Ken Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Haleton Developments Sdn Bhd.
“The expansion of our Malaysia portfolio in the center of Melaka is another important milestone for our presence in Asia Pacific,” said Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Meliá Hotels International. “Our company has an impeccable track record and has been an established leader in the resort segment for decades; coupled with our extensive hotel management expertise, we’ve always been the top pick for demanding hotel owners. Today we join with Haleton Group and delighted to offer travellers an unparalleled holiday experience.”
Enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and with wealth of history, legacy and vestiges, Melaka is well-connected to a network of major highways, easily accessible from major cities with a comfortable travel distance of 1.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur and 2.5 hours from Singapore. This city, with an illustrious heritage, will be made more accessible with the introduction of daily flights from Guangzhou, southern China.
Melaka is a popular weekend retreat destination for Singaporeans and Indonesians. Modern Melaka, building on its legacy as one of the region’s premier trading ports, is also increasingly attracting the attention of savvy investors from both local and international markets.
Meliá Melaka is located at the heart of the city, as part of Haleton City, a large scale project that smartly blends six unique themed developments, comprising of retails, residences, international hotels, office tower, resort and shoplex. The hotel is within 30-minute drive from Melaka International airport, and a short walk from renowned UNESCO heritage sites, such as St. John’s Fort, Jonker Walk, St. Paul’s Hill, Melaka River Cruise, Portuguese Square, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Menara Taming Sari, and Stadthuys.
Meliá Melaka will offer 250 rooms of different options including standard, supreme and deluxe. The property, with a Sky Pool and a rooftop garden on the 28th floor, will feature breath-taking panoramic views of Malaysia Peninsula. THE LEVEL, the most exclusive and luxurious choice of Meliá Hotels & Resorts, offers guests privacy, coupled with intuitive, unobtrusive service at a mere arm’s reach. The hotel will also feature Meliá’s signature YHI Spa, various dining options, pool and gym, night club and wedding pavilion.
Melia Hotels & Resorts is the most international brand of the group, characterized by offering personalized experiences with an emphasis on superior service, making this brand highly valued by travelers worldwide. The brand has over 30 years of presence in Asia and Meliá Melaka is yet another reaffirmation of the group’s commitment to the region.
In 2017, Meliá Hotels International will maintain its robust momentum in Asia, with 17 hotels currently in operation and the group is expected to have over 40 hotels by 2022.