Melia Hotels International’s new luxury hotel openings

Meliá Hotels International, has announced the ambitious global expansion of its luxury brands, with one in three of itsMelia Hotels pipeline openings within its luxury portfolio. From Europe and Africa to Central America, Meliá brings its signature Spanish hospitality to some of the world’s most captivating locations, with each development offering luxury experiences responsibly.

In 2023, Meliá added to its portfolio of hotels in Tanzania with the opening of Ngorongoro Lodge Meliá Collection – a design-led lodge in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet – and celebrated the Paradisus by Meliá brand landing in Europe with openings in Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. Continuing the commitment to global expansion and growth of its luxury portfolio, Meliá is preparing to open the doors to some of its most ambitious and luxurious hotels yet: Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá in Milan, ME by Meliá properties in Lisbon and Malta, and ZEL, a new lifestyle brand and joint venture with tennis legend, Rafael Nadal.


The global growth of Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts is key in reinforcing Meliá’s positioning in the luxury sector. Dedicated to creating cultural enrichment, Gran Meliá will continue its expansion into Europe and Southeast Asia with hotels in Albania, Spain, Italy, and Vietnam.

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The highly anticipated Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá will open its doors in December 2023, in the historic heart of Milan. A landmark opening for the brand as its first Milanese hotel, Palazzo Cordusio will occupy the lovingly restored 19th-Century Palazzo Venezia, one of the city’s most iconic Renaissance buildings and formerly the headquarters of Assicurazioni Generali, close to the Piazza del Duomo and Castello Sforzesco. A haven for gourmands, the hotel will house a chic patisserie, bistro, cocktail bar, and a stylish rooftop bar and terrace with spectacular Duomo views. Blending Italian flair with Meliá’s signature Spanish hospitality, Palazzo Cordusio offers a gateway to Milan’s great cultural heritage, telling the city’s illustrious story and ensuring guests experience the vibrant destination beyond what meets the eye through a selection of curated experiences: shop in the famous Vittorio Emanuele galleries; enjoy opera at La Scala, or see da Vinci’s The Last Supper first-hand.

The luxury brand has also increased its presence in Spain with Torre Melina, A Gran Meliá Hotel. The exclusive urban resort in the heart of Barcelona leverages the heritage of the iconic Rey Juan Carlos Hotel, taking it to a new level with a full renovation.

The brand also entered Southeast Asia with its first opening in Vietnam: Gran Meliá Nha Trang. Effortlessly blending Mediterranean hospitality and Vietnamese charm, the resort stands out as a new luxury landmark and a hub for haute cuisine amidst the tropical beauty of Fairy Mountain, with spectacular views of Turtle Island.The new property features 94 expansive private pool villas; Asia’s first outpost of the highly acclaimed Spanish restaurant, Hispania, along with four other gastronomic destinations; and indulgent wellness offerings from onsen to spa.

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