PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN, June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meliá Hotels International (MHI), the leading hotel company in Spain and one of the biggest in Latin America and the Caribbean, was named winner of the esteemed Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World award on May 18th by Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle series, presented in Los Angeles, California. Geared towards a select and highly niche demographic, Global Traveler is a monthly magazine exclusively for business and leisure luxury travelers.


With over 375 hotels spread across more than 40 countries and 4 continents, MHI’s impressive portfolio was recognized over numerous other qualified contenders, something that MHI CEO and Vice Chairman Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, believes will increase the brand’s visibility worldwide. “Meliá Hotels International is a globally present and conscious brand that is constantly growing and evolving,” he said. “We are thrilled to have received this honor from Global Traveler and its readers, and hope that it will bring attention to some of our exciting upcoming projects and properties.”


Global Traveler announced the winners of its fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards based on nominations made by its elite Globility Board and highly-experienced magazine staff.

From these nominations, Global Traveler’s esteemed Advisory Board selected the final victors.


A sampling of the new Meliá Hotels International projects that will be open to the public over the next one to two years includes ME by Meliá properties in Dubai and Caracas and Meliá Hotels and Resorts properties in Shanghai and Puerto Rico. In that same time frame, MHI is also establishing new properties through its network of additional brands in Barcelona, Cartagena, Doha and Papagayo Bay among other locations.


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About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide, as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market. The Company has more than 375 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) in more than 40 countries across four continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels & Resorts. Meliá Hotels International strategic focus has led the Group to be the first Spanish hotel company to have a presence in China, the Arabian Gulf and the US, as well as maintaining a leadership in traditional markets including, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Meliá Hotels International is a strong company due to a high degree of globalisation, a diversified business model, a consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and a commitment to responsible tourism. The Company is a leader in the Spanish hotel industry, corporate reputation (Merco Ranking) and is one of the most attractive group’s to work for worldwide. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational.


About Global Traveler

Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international

business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an AAM-audited paid

circulation of 111,000+.







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