Meliá reveals plans for mountain retreat in Inner Mongolia

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Meliá Hotels International has announced plans for its 11th hotel in China and the first property in Asia under the luxury Meliá Collection brand.

This Meliá Collection hotel, which is to be a part of Meliá Arxan Ski and Hot Spring Resort, is expected to open in 2026 in the region of Arxan in the northeast of Inner Mongolia.

A brand milestone

Meliá Hotels International is to extend its luxury portfolio with the 2026 opening of a Meliá Collection hotel at its 2019-announced Meliá Arxan Ski and Hot Spring Resort. This will all be located in the region often referred to as the Chinese Alps, Arxan in Inner Mongolia.

“The recovery of tourism in China is obviously a stimulus for us to continue our growth in the country,” said Ignacio Martín, Managing Director Asia Pacific at Meliá Hotels International.

“We will continue to work on consolidating our brands and increasing our presence in the market to make Meliá an increasingly better known brand among Chinese domestic and international travellers.”

The Meliá Collection is one of the youngest brands in the Meliá Hotels International portfolio. Each luxury hotel in this collection aims to provide a sense of place.

Mountain luxury

The 44-villa mountain retreat, with a total of 90 rooms, will feature a restaurant, wellness facilities and meeting rooms. Hotel guests will also be able to access the facilities of the larger Meliá Arxan Ski and Hot Spring Resort, which it will be a part of.

By staying at the hotel, guests will be able to reach two ski resorts that have snow for seven months of the year. As well as winter sports access, Arxan is famous for being home to numerous hot springs.

One of the big attractions of this region is Arxan National Forest Park, which has the best-preserved volcanic landforms in China, along with picturesque lakes and hot springs.

The destination has the largest area of forest per person in the country and a diverse natural landscape encompassing forests, volcanic terrain, lakes and glaciers.