Meliá Hotels International is bringing its luxury lifestyle ME brand to Malaga, the popular port city on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
The five-star property will be located on the Calle Victoria, next to the Plaza de la Merced, with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the monuments of the Alcazaba as well as proximity to the Roman Theatre, the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Malaga.
The designer of the hotel – ASAH (Álvaro Sans Arquitectura Hotelera) – drew inspiration from the ME Milan. The building’s facade will feature numerous windows, white and Malaga limestone. The ground floor will be home to the main restaurant and a large reception lounge, while the first floor will feature a convention centre and a gym.
The hotel’s 128 guestrooms will be on next four floors. The rooftop will have a large heated infinity pool with a sundeck, bar and restaurant.
Construction of the property is expected to begin in March 2023, with the project management and construction in the hands of the architecture studio of Domingo Corpas. Work is expected to be completed at the end of 2024.
Initally planned as a four-star hotel, the project was modified to raise its category to five stars and allow the application of the ME by Meliá brand. The decision was made thanks to the intervention of Malaga City Council, demostrating the commitment of all the parties involved to boost the quality of the destination and improve its competitiveness in the luxury travel segment.
Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá, said: “I’m totally convinced that ME by Meliá will find a natural home in this city, successfully responding to the demands of modern travellers for luxury experiences, and I share the vision and commitment of both Malaga City Council and our partners in the project, aiming to make this hotel a benchmark for luxury, modernity and prosperity on the Costa del Sol.”