Meliá Hotels International has announced the signing of three new hotels – Gran Meliá Maldives, Indian Ocean; Meliá Almaty, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Meliá Serengeti Lodge, Tanzania, Africa.
Scheduled to launch in October 2017, Gran Meliá Maldives is set amongst the virgin coral reef, offering 95 private villas, including 100 rooms, as well as three restaurants, a bar and café, spa, leisure centre and several retail shops.
Meanwhile, Meliá Serengeti Lodge – scheduled to open in June 2017 – will be Meliá Hotels International first state-of-the-art sustainable hotel, located on the natural terraces on the southern slopes of Nyamuma, with spectacular views over the peaceful valley of the Mbalageti River.
The hotel will be 45 minutes from Seronera Airport in the Serengeti National Park, the oldest and most popular National Park in Tanzania, on the western border of Lake Victoria, considered a World Heritage Site.
Meliá Serengeti Lodge will sit on three natural terraces that descend from an elevated plateau, with the lodge located on the middle terrace and the hotel’s architectural design will adopt the gentle curves of the land, creating an intimate link with the vegetation and rocky outcrops. The locations natural surroundings have inspired the design of this unique hotel, as the suites will offer a unique and privileged African experience in a secure and luxurious environment.
Finally, Meliá Almaty is the first hotel to be signed by Meliá Hotels International in Kazakhstan – a wealthy country located in the heart of Eurasia.
Opening in 2018, the hotel will be situated amongst the mountains of Tien Shan, Altay, and Ulytau. The hotel will boast cutting-edge architectural design through a steel and glass structure that will also home a restaurant, bar, lounge, spa and fitness centre, as well as meeting rooms. This full range of services and facilities together with the high standards that Meliá Hotels & Resorts applies to its urban hotels of combining the urban and leisure experience (bleisure hotels, business + leisure), will position Meliá Almaty as one of the leading hotels in the city.