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Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2011/09/26 - Meliá Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel brands, has just announced the opening of its second hotel in the United States in Orlando’s coveted Celebration neighborhood - Solmelia.com.
The hotel, which has been rebranded as Meliá Orlando Hotel at Celebration, is a 240-unit property featuring luxurious residentially styled one and two bedroom suites formerly operated as the Mona Lisa Suite Hotel.
Within easy reach of the multiple entertainment attractions Orlando has to offer, this new addition to the Meliá Hotels International portfolio is the perfect complement to the brand’s existing high-end family friendly properties. Just minutes away from Walt Disney World ® Resort theme parks, Meliá Orlando is the perfect destination for a family getaway. Orlando, FL is the number two tourist destination in the United States, and will act as yet another platform for the brand to strengthen its fan base in the United States as part of an intensive global expansion strategy.
“We are delighted to add this great hotel to our international portfolio and to offer our loyal guests the Meliá Hotels International experience in this sought-after destination,” said Meliá Hotels International CEO and Vice Chairman, Gabriel Escarrer. “This is a key component of our strategy to grow and diversify internationally, and add to our presence in the United States, which we started last year with the addition of the Meliá Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. It is also an example of great integration and teamwork between our Orlando-based vacation club team, Club Meliá, under the leadership of Executive Vice President Denis Ebrill who identified and negotiated this deal, and the Meliá Hotels International team in Miami, under Senior Vice President Alvaro Tejeda Schroder, who has driven the takeover and transition of this highly attractive property to the Meliá brand and operating standards.”
“Meliá Orlando Hotel at Celebration offers consumers new to our brand the perfect opportunity to window shop what we have to offer globally,” said Alvaro Tejeda Schroder. “The popular location of this property helps to ensure greater familiarization of the experience for which Meliá Hotels International is renowned.”
Meliá Orlando Hotel at Celebration, which was originally developed as a condominium resort, features rooms complete with luxury amenities including private balconies and full kitchens with stainless steel appliances. There are also two restaurants on property, as well as preferred access to nearby golf courses.
For adults looking to enjoy a relaxing vacation, there is a spa and health club conveniently located nearby in the center of Celebration Village. The hotel offers guests bicycles, as well as golf cart and van shuttles, to and from downtown Celebration and theme parks.
Meliá Hotels International (solmelia.com) has resorts across the globe including destinations such as Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Florida is a key feeder market for these regions and Meliá Hotels International has high hopes for increasing brand recognition in the market, helping to further expand their presence in the United States. Meliá Hotels International is proud to have more than two million consumers enrolled in their MAS loyalty program, 300,000 of which live in the U.S.