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Articles tagged “melia”

Spanish Hotel Group Melia Warns of Coronavirus Hit to Chinese Business

Spanish Hotel Group Melia Warns of Coronavirus Hit to Chinese Business

Reuters

Another hotel chain cautions on the coronavirus impact. While it is mostly hurting Asian operations at the moment, companies are no doubt keeping a close eye on events in Europe.

1 month ago

Melia CEO Banned From Entering U.S. Over Company’s Operations in Cuba

Melia CEO Banned From Entering U.S. Over Company’s Operations in Cuba

Reuters

The implications of this decision by U.S. authorities are ominous for travel. What other industries will be hit by this? And let's remember that President Trump once reportedly explored opening his own hotel in Cuba.

2 months ago

Melia Tests Oracle’s Wearable Tech at Its Resorts and Nearby Merchants

Melia Tests Oracle’s Wearable Tech at Its Resorts and Nearby Merchants

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Meliá has followed the path of Disney and Carnival to introduce wearable tech. But it has taken the concept further, enabling nearby merchants like Starbucks to also accept payments made by guests via its new smart wristbands.

2 years ago

Meliá Hotels Wants to Address Overtourism by Focusing on Quality Over Quantity

Meliá Hotels Wants to Address Overtourism by Focusing on Quality Over Quantity

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The travel industry is still trying to figure out the best way to deal with overtourism — but just the fact that so many players are talking about the issue is a good thing.

2 years ago

Video: Melia Hotels COO on Turning Crisis Into Opportunity

Video: Melia Hotels COO on Turning Crisis Into Opportunity

Deanna Ting, Skift

Spanish hotelier Melia Hotels is determined to show the world that it offers more than just sun-and-sand resorts.

2 years ago

Cuba’s Hotel Challenges: A Guide to All the Projects in Process

Cuba’s Hotel Challenges: A Guide to All the Projects in Process

Claire Boobbyer, Skift

Although Cuba won't say it, the country is ill-prepared for the influx of new visitors and the necessary development.

4 years ago

Iran Gets 5-Star Melia Hotels Property on Caspian Sea

Iran Gets 5-Star Melia Hotels Property on Caspian Sea

Dalia Fahmy and Golnar Motevalli, Bloomberg

Melia Hotels and Accor Hotels are among the early movers in global chains' return to Iran after an ugly exit in 1979. The parliamentary gains of moderate politicians in Iran's recent elections may give foreign businesses a bit of a confidence boost.

4 years ago

Hotel Chains Are Racing to Build a Presence Across Cuba

Hotel Chains Are Racing to Build a Presence Across Cuba

Mike Stone and Mitra Taj, Reuters

U.S. hotel chains are in the unfavorable position of going up against European brands that have already established a strong presence on the island.

5 years ago