• The company signs its 1st property in Mongolia, 18th hotel in Asia Pacific;
• Gran Melia Ulaanbaatar will become the 13th Gran Melia hotel worldwide, bringing its timeless and passionate luxury to the Mongolian capital;
• Includes a new country in his hotel portfolio, operating hotels in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam for more than 28 years.
The 150-room hotel, to be added to the Gran Melia Hotels & Resorts luxury portfolio, is scheduled to be open in 2017.
Located at the top 12 floors of the newest skyscraper in Ulaanbaatar, it will count with a rooftop restaurant and helipad, and the signature Yhi Spa, Red Level and RedGlove Service concepts. Its proximity to the main financial and government areas will allow it to become the preferred choice for both business and leisure travelers.
Mongolia, with a population of 3 million inhabitants, has experienced double-digit GDP growth in the last decade, bringing along an increase of demand of quality hospitality products. Mining is of great importance to the country, and it’s scheduled that the sector will represent one third of the country’s economy in 2020.
With the collaboration of Gran Melia in this project, Melia Hotels International (meliahotelsinternational.com) keeps on expanding in new markets in the Asia Pacific region, one of the primary focuses of growth for the company in the coming years. In words of Gabriel Escarrer, Vice President and CEO of Melia Hotels International: “Gran Melia Ulaanbaatar will represent perfectly our ambition to position our brands in the most dynamic markets and destinations. Mongolia is a global power in the mining sector and several other industries, with commercial partners as important as China, Russia, USA or Japan, all of them part of Melia Hotels International priority markets”