Meliá Hotels International has opened its third property in China.
The Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao, a luxury urban hotel, is located just minutes from Shanghai’s National Exhibition & Convention Center. It joins Gran Meliá Xian and Meliá Jinan.
The property features 187 rooms, more than 7,500 square feet of meeting space, a YHI Spa and a restaurant—Merkado— helmed by award-winning Chef Abel Lopez Reina and offering a dual Mediterranean-pan Asian dining experience.
The hotel’s design merges contemporary décor with accents of Oriental art. Guestrooms feature high ceilings and fabric-lined walls, juxtaposed with marble and walnut wood. In-room bath amenities are provided by luxury bath and body care specialist Molton Brown.
YHI Spa, Meliá’s signature wellness sanctuary, offers the city’s first and only Aqua Healing and Chakra Vibration therapies. Spa products are carefully sourced from organic ingredients and essential oils.
“Every traveler deserves a truly uplifting experience, one that is truly personal and memorable—this is what we want our guests to feel the moment they walk through the door,” said Marko Janssen, general manager of Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao. “Our service will focus on going beyond… paying attention to every detail for a personalized experience. Building on the legacy of the Meliá brand, we’re incredibly thrilled to bring to life our ethos of Spanish service to distinguish ourselves as the benchmark for hospitality in this city, and this country!”
Other special features of the hotel include:
- THE LEVEL – a dedicated floor offering guests privacy and unobtrusive service. THE LEVEL Lounge has a dedicated reception, private room, curated library, and dining space, which opens onto a veranda.
- Three Garden Villas that feature traditional Chinese design and touches, complemented by well-appointed amenities. Each three-bedroom villa is wrapped around its own garden and outdoor lounge, placing an emphasis on privacy. Villa guests can enjoy in-room check-in, limousine service, 24/7 butler service, and private chef dinners upon request.
Meliá Hotels International will more than double its portfolio in the Chinese market by 2020, with the addition of five hotels.