ME by Meliá to debut in Asia Pacific

ME Guangzhou is set to open in 2027, becoming, what Meliá describes as, “a benchmark hotel for modernity and luxury in China…”

ME Guangzhou render of hotel

Meliá Hotels International, a hotel group that has actioned an aggressive growth plan in recent years, has announced ME Guangzhou, a collaboration between ME by Meliá and Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company Ltd, set to open in 2027. The opening of this property signifies a milestone for ME by Meliá as it makes its highly anticipated debut in the Asia Pacific region. Set to open its doors in 2027, ME Guangzhou will welcome guests from around the world to experience the vibrant city of Guangzhou.

ME Guangzhou will be located at Guangzhou Macau Place, within Huangpu Bay Business Circle, boasting a prime location set to become the second central business district of the city. The region is on a path of growth and progress, with the construction of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Express Rail Link next year connecting Guangzhou to other key cities in southern China including Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Upon its completion, the Yuzhu Tunnel will bridge the Pazhou Economic Development Zone and Yuzhu Port, essential to the development of business in Guangzhou.

ME Guangzhou render from lake

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The property’s ideal central location also offers breathtaking views of the Pearl River, just steps away from Guangzhou’s most iconic landmarks such as the Dan Jia Watery Region and Huangpu Military Academy. Perfectly blending the city’s rich history with the hotel’s contemporary charm, ME Guangzhou will offer unforgettable luxury stays with immersive city experiences.

ME Guangzhou will feature 120 rooms and suites, with personalized services ensuring every aspect of guests’ stays are custom to their needs, offering an elevated luxury experience. The hotel will boast a number of diverse dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, specialty venues, a Mediterranean-style bistro, and rooftop bar with iconic city views. The property will feature state-of-the-art facilities, versatile event spaces including ballrooms and meeting rooms, a rejuvenating spa, and a fitness centre, catered to the needs of both business and leisure travellers. ME Guangzhou will celebrate contemporary culture, curating unique cultural and artistic experiences by intertwining avant-garde art, design, fashion and music.

“The signing of ME Guangzhou represents an exciting new chapter for our brand,” said Ignacio Martín, Managing Director Asia Pacific at Meliá Hotels International. “As we continue to expand our footprint in China, we are honoured 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 Ltd. to curate exceptional products and services for the 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,” said He Jinglin, the Managing Director of Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company Ltd. “The business circle is expected to attract more foreign investments, augment its international commercial and trading functions, and establish itself as an integrated gateway. The emergence of this business circle is a clear indication of the Macau Centre’s capability to undertake international cooperation and comply with global standards.”

round table and comfortable seating next to the bed in a cream and stone coloured decor in the guestroom of Melia Ngorongoro Lodge

Image caption: Interior render of Ngorongoro Lodge. | Image credit: Meliá Hotels International

In addition to ME Guangzhou, the ME by Meliá brand will open at least four more hotels in 2023 and 2024 in Malaga (Spain), Malta, Lisbon (Portugal) and Guadalajara (Mexico), extending the footprint of a collection of designer hotels. Currently, the brand boasts a remarkable presence across the globe, captivating travellers in some of the most prestigious destinations like London, Barcelona, Madrid, Ibiza, Dubai, and more. From vibrant city centres to exotic beachfront retreats, the brand’s properties offer guests unrivalled access to the best each destination has to offer.

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