ME by Meliá moves into Asia Pacific

Spain-headquartered Meliá Hotels International will be debuting its ME by Meliá brand in the Asia Pacific region thanks to a signing with Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company.

Reflecting opulent European culture, ME Guangzhou is set to open its doors in 2027 in the southern Chinese city.

Luxurious haven

The hotel will feature 120 rooms and suites, each designed to offer a luxurious haven for guests.

Moreover, the property will boast a diverse array of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, specialty venues, a Mediterranean-style bistro, and a rooftop bar. 

Art and state of the art

ME Guangzhou will also feature state of the art facilities to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travellers, including a spa and a well-equipped fitness centre. The hotel’s event spaces will include ballrooms and meeting rooms.

By intertwining avant-garde art, design, fashion and music, the hotel will allow guests to explore the boundaries of creativity and indulge in a world of artistic discovery.

Central site

Located at Guangzhou Macau Place, within the Guangzhou International Financial City-Huangpu Bay Business Circle, the hotel boasts a prime location that is poised to become the metropolis’ second central business district.

The property will offer expansive views of the Pearl River while also offering proximity to Guangzhou’s iconic landmarks, such as the Dan Jia Watery Region and the former site of Huangpu Military Academy.

Glorious chapter

Ignacio Martín, MD Asia Pacific at Meliá Hotels International, stated: “The signing of ME Guangzhou represents a glorious chapter for our brand. As we continue to expand our footprint in China, it is our utmost pleasure 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 to curate exceptional products and services that cater to the diversified needs of modern luxury travellers in China.”

Landmark business district

He Jinglin, MD of Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company, said: “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. 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.”

More Meliá

In addition to ME Guangzhou, the ME by Meliá brand will open at least three more hotels in 2023 and 2024 in Malaga (Spain), Malta, and Guadalajara (Mexico), extending the footprint of a collection of designer hotels.

Within Asia Pacific, Meliá Hotels International will welcome the 140-key Meliá Collection Arxan Hot-Spring Resort in the Inner Mongolia region in Q3 2025; and in Vietnam, Meliá Halong Bay will deliver an extensive 542 keys in 2027.