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Meliá Phuket Karon Residences

Further Strengthening Portfolio in Thailand, Meliá Hotels International Signs Meliá Phuket Karon

Joining Meliá Phuket Mai Khao in 2021, the group introduces the second exclusive luxury resort to the world-renowned destination in Southeast Asia

Bangkok, Thailand, October 2018 – Meliá Hotels International, the leading Spanish hotel company, today announced the signing of Meliá Phuket Karon, the second property in Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, followed by Meliá Phuket Mai Khao. Meliá Phuket Karon will be the group’s sixth property in Thailand, continuing their dedication in providing exceptional hospitality with a Spanish touch to this thriving market.

Scheduled to open in 2021, Meliá Phuket Karon will be located in Karon, Muang, Phuket, surrounded by 64,000 square-metres of untouched tropical woodland, more than half of which has been set aside for an Adventure Eco Park created to simultaneously promote and preserve the natural beauty and ecology of Karon. The resort is situated between the mountains and sheltering jungle foliage of Karon, overlooking the picturesque panoramic scenery of Karon Bay and the Andaman Sea. Encompassed by boundless nature elements, the resort is conveniently a five-minute shuttle to one of the most pristine beaches and the third-longest beach on Phuket Island – Karon Beach.

Immersed in the unparalleled landscape mixed with ocean and tropical woodland, Meliá Phuket Karon will blend nature, luxury and the caring of guest’s 360-degree wellbeing through its experiences. The property will provide a total of 150 guestrooms with sophisticated contemporary design and indigenous atmosphere, catering to bring impeccable resort experience for discerning travellers around the world. Additionally, Meliá Phuket Karon Residence consisting of 15 villas and 59 condominium will also be managed by Meliá Hotels International.

True to the focus of the Meliá brand on the wellbeing of its guests, the hotel will feature an infinity pool with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, YHI spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and the exclusive The Level service. For gourmets, the hotel will include two dining options, serving healthy cuisine with superior quality. Meliá Phuket Karon will also provide Meliá Power Meetings concept, designed to stimulate dynamic and productive meetings that also help participants enjoy their work.

“As the most visited country in Southeast Asia, Thailand is an integral and key market to our strategic growth in the Asia Pacific,” said Bernardo Cabot, Senior Vice President of Meliá Hotels International Asia Pacific. “We’re delighted to partner with Mishari Co. Ltd, who we share the similar vision and devotion with, and I am confident we will achieve the course of sustainable growth and increasing profitability in this market.”

Faheem Ahmed, Chairman of Mishari says, “I am delighted to partner with Meliá Hotels and Resorts for our first Thai property. I chose the west coast Phuket site because of its natural beauty, a place which exemplifies the finest in luxury tropical living. The peaceful and relaxing environment of this land plot with its stunning 360 degrees views of sea, beach and wooded hills is exceptional, and the proximity to Phuket’s finest beaches, shops, restaurants, and entertainment make it the best of all worlds. I look forward to a fruitful and long-lasting partnership with Meliá.”

As for this announcement, Meliá Hotels International will open 6 new hotels in Thailand before the end of 2022.

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About Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity. Follow Meliá Hotels & Resorts on Twitter @MeliaHtlResorts, Facebook @Melia.Hotels and Instagram @meliahtlresorts. www.melia.com.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide, as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 380 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and four continents, operated under the brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSIDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalisation, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. Meliá Hotels International is included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational. www.melia.com.

About Mishari Co. Ltd

Mishari Co. Ltd is the Thai arm of the Hong Kong based Property Development Group of companies, mainly carrying out Real Estate Development in the UK and Hong Kong. Mishari’s property development highlights are most notably in London and Hong Kong, where numerous exclusive, prime residential homes, apartment buildings, townhouses and offices have been developed over the last 30 years. Melia Phuket Karon will be Mishari’s first major development in Thailand.