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Meliá Hotels International appoints GM to New Kuala Lumpur property

The new INNSiDE by Meliá Kuala Lumpur Cheras will have a seasoned hospitality professional at the helm when it opens its doors to guests in Q4 2022.

Ms. Ada Jian, who has been working as the GM of INNSiDE by Meliá Zhengzhou for the last two years, will take on her first overseas assignment for the leading Spanish hotel group, helping them expand their presence in the popular tourist destination of Kuala Lumpur.“Jian expertly navigated the pandemic in China at a time when the hospitality industry was hit hard,” said Ignacio Martin, Managing Director Southeast Asia at Meliá Hotels International. “Her professionalism, lifestyle profile, and ability to adapt to the changing times make her an ideal candidate for our newest INNSiDE property in Asia.”Over the last two decades Jian has held hospitality positions throughout China, beginning with a front office role in 2001 in Hyatt Regency Xi’an China. The 39-year-old went on to spend eight years with Sofitel at various properties throughout the country including in Xi’an, Qingdao, Ningbo, and Beijing before joining Meliá Hotels International in 2014. Meliá has been expanding in China with new openings in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Chongqing since 2019.Jian held roles at two different Meliá properties, Gran Meliá Xian and her GM position at INNSiDE by Meliá Zhengzhou, as well working for the corporate team where she was Senior Area Director of Operations Asia Pacific covering 47 hotels in the region. In this position she was actively involved in the pre-opening of nine different properties across Asia.

The new 238-room INNSiDE by Meliá Kuala Lumpur Cheras will be the first INNSiDE hotel to open in Malaysia and the third to open in Southeast Asia. INNSiDE is tailored to savvy, modern “bleisure” travelers who blend work and play and are looking for centrally-located accommodation that embraces the local culture.

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