December 10, 2021 –Melia Collection – Meliá presents “The Meliá Collection” – unique luxury hotels for travellers seeking authenticity and a greater connection with the destination
The Meliá Collection is a portfolio of carefully selected hotels embodying an independent spirit and unmistakable sense of place
currently brings together some of the most unique hotels in the company’s portfolio, all with a very distinctive personality due to their iconic location, or the traditions and history they represent.
The Maison Colbert Hotel and Villa Marquis, both in Paris, the Serengeti Lodge Hotel in Tanzania, the London Kensington Hotel in London, the Desert Palm Hotel in Dubai, and the Hacienda del Conde in Tenerife, are now a “Member of Meliá Collection”. Enhancing their sense of place and the expression of their personality beyond the company’s brand structure, these properties allow guests a unique travel and destination experience supported by the elite offerings, services and guarantees of the group.
This new collection of hotels is a further step in the Meliá differentiation strategy and its commitment to superior-quality tourism, enhancing discovery, and authenticity in destinations – whether it is the essence of a city, an exclusive holiday location, or a remote and exotic natural setting.
The company also creates a new opportunity for growth, adding to the “Melia Collection” hotels that have their distinct characteristics and style and are deeply rooted in their surroundings, enabling guests to fully enjoy their experience and the hotel’s core values.
This connection with the destination can be seen in the design, architecture, style and decoration of the hotels, in their dining option, as well as in their exclusive selection of amenities.
A mutual offering of each property is their collection of special experiences for guests to truly immerse themselves in the surroundings, and local cuisine and traditions, with a focus on local, organic, and sustainable products and flavours.
“We are very proud of the launch of The Melia Collection, a project we have been working on with a lot of passion. It will allow us to continue distinguishing our hotels and offering great value propositions to travellers seeking experiences rooted in their destination, and also to hotel owners who wish to grow together with a leading hotel group while retaining all the essence and personality of their iconic hotels” says Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International.
The Melia Collection | Hotels which embody the destination’s essence
A Canary Islands hacienda with its own personality and a style rooted in local traditions. It is located in northeastern Tenerife between Buenavista and Punta de Teno – an area of exceptional natural beauty that offers an experience of nature and relaxation steeped in culture – and next to a golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros with privileged views of the Atlantic Ocean.
A refined and discreet wellness oasis on a 160-acre polo estate with contemporary design, this is a place where discerning travellers can discover authentic and sophisticated wellness, and sport experiences. From the entrance through the tall gates to the lush estate and impressive polo field, a spirit of the “sport of kings” is ever-present through the owner’s personal art collection on display throughout the resort. The exclusive villas with private pools, the indoor spa, and a great choice of dining options make it one of the most prestigious polo centres in the world.
This luxury hotel, built using natural materials from the Serengeti area itself, blends into the natural environment to offer a wildlife experience including taking travellers along hidden paths to secret locations where magnificent lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and giraffes live in their natural habitat. The essence of the natural environment is reflected throughout the property with traditional Masai designs and colours, as well as organic shapes that pay tribute to the protective spirit, and reflect awareness that the hotel owes its very existence to nature and the Serengeti.
Since opening in 1823, it has been home to major artists such as Victor Hugo and other renowned figures. Historically, the hotel is linked to the Hurault de Vibraye dynasty, which played a key role in the cultural world in Paris. The recent renovation of the hotel was inspired by the beauty and design of the famous Eiffel Tower. The façade is a mixture of refined colours, sophistication, and innovative architectural geometry, combined with the symmetry and sobriety of Art Deco linear design.
Redesigned as a modern tribute to the life of the renowned Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla and his connection with Paris, the hotel displays the artist’s vivid depictions of the Parisian lifestyle and art. The exquisite decoration highlights the way the artist was able to capture the Parisian culture and lifestyle, its historic cafés and the lives of the French bourgeoisie, their fashion and elegance.
From the carefully selected colours to the elegant interiors, every detail of this hotel evokes the historic and unique wallpaper designs by William Morris in the 18th, 19th and early-20th centuries, inspired by English garden flowers, and celebrated here as an extension of traditional art. Damask designs, Spitalfields silks and Marlborough patterns combine in exquisite harmony throughout the London Kensington hotel.
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