Melia Hotels Introduces ME Miami Resort
Monday, September 8, 2014
The vacation ownership brand, Melia Hotels International, announced the opening of their first resort in the U.S., the ME Miami. As their first American destination, the new waterfront property marks a milestone in Melia’s history.
CEO and Vice Chairman of Melia Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer said, “We are incredibly excited about the launch of ME Miami and are thrilled to begin this project in one of the most iconic cities in the United States, with its strategic location and all the offerings the city of Miami has to offer.”
With the help of the private-equity investment manager CGI Merchant Group, the ME Miami will replace the Casa Moderna Hotel. Located at 1100 Biscayne Boulevard, the resort is in one of Miami’s trendiest areas. The new ME Miami is located is just moments away from the new Miami World center shopping district, restaurants, and clubs.
The resort itself will offer 129 guest rooms, restaurants, event space, and two rooftop swimming pools. All guest rooms and public areas will be completed renovated to fit Melia’s signature style. This renovation includes a remodeling of the resort’s spa.
One of the most anticipated additions to the resort will be the renowned STK steakhouse. The restaurant will be the 9th location in this prestigious restaurant’s lineup, with other locations in some of the world’s best dining destinations including L.A., Las Vegas, and NYC.
CEO of CGI Merchant Group, Raoul Thomas commented,
“The opening of ME Miami represents a significant undertaking for CGI, one that spanned two years and comprised a substantial financial commitment, a tremendous amount of resources, as well as exhaustive due diligence to find a partner befitting of such a significant project for downtown Miami.”
“The city truly sits at the crossroads of two great hemispheres. Given Melia Hotels International’s extensive experience in Europe and Latin America, and Miami being the ME by Melia brand’s first foray into the US, it was the optimum choice. We are proud of this partnership and know it will bring great value to the City of Miami and the residents of The Marquis Tower, as Miami stands as one of the most attractive gateway cities in the US.”
The ME Miami is scheduled to open in spring of 2015. Stay tuned to TheTimeshareAuthority.com for more updates on this exciting project.