Spanish hotel company Melia Hotels International has inked agreements for two new hotels in Qatar and Indonesia.
The future Meliá Doha is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2015, and the Gran Meliá Bintan will open in 2017.
The 280-room five-star Meliá Doha hotel will be located in West Bay and will be the operator’s third in the GCC. It will be housed in the 41-floor Bin Samikh Tower.
Among the rooms at Melia Doha will be 37 suites, ranging from executive to the Royal Suite, while the property will also feature international and specialist restaurants, separate spas for both men and women, pools, and a gym.
The Meliá Doha will be owned and managed by Tamniyat Qatar Real Estate.
Meliá vice chairman and CEO Gabriel Escarrer said: "The Arabian Gulf is a natural focus for the expansion of our luxury brands, and the signature of the Meliá Doha brings a guarantee of solvency and quality management to this important property, while at the same time representing a partnership and commitment between two important business groups with a solid base and family values".
The Gran Meliá Bintan will be the second Gran Meliá hotel in Indonesia. It will offer 120 spacious suites and 38 villas with one, two or four bedrooms, in a resort with a Mediterranean style.
Gabriel Escarrer noted: "Meliá Hotels International has been a major player in the travel booms in the most important international destinations, such as Spain and the Caribbean. And today, international travel is unthinkable without destinations such as Bali or Bintan, and our company continues and will always continue to promote them in the future."
Image: Meliá signs deal to open two luxury hotels in the Qatar and Indonesia.Photo: courtesy of Melia Hotels International.