ME by Meliá is set to launch its first luxury lifestyle hotel in the United States of America in vibrant Downtown Miami in April 2016. ME Miami will be located in the epicenter of the city’s cultural hotspots, such as Pérez Art Museum, Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center and the hotly anticipated Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will open in summer 2016.
It will also be within close proximity to the thriving Miami Design District, Midtown and the Arts & Entertainment community. ME Miami is a collaboration with private equity, alternative investment manager, CGI Merchant Group. It is a key addition to Meliá Hotels International’s expanding hotel portfolio and the company, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, already has a strong presence in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The luxury lifestyle hotel will boast 129 spacious rooms across 14 floors, including three ME+ suites, many of which feature their own private balcony with views overlooking Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami.
Upcoming global fashion photographer, Alberto Van Stokkum, has been commissioned by the brand to create a bespoke collection of artworks exclusively for ME Miami that will be showcased throughout the hotel.
André Gerondeau, executive vice president of hotels at Meliá Hotels International, said: “The opening of ME Miami is not only historic because it’s the brand’s first-ever foray into the US market, but it is also an acknowledgement and celebration of Miami’s thriving downtown community, which has undergone an extraordinary and exciting cultural renaissance.
“As the brand does with all of its destinations, ME Miami really places the guest in the middle of urban vitality and momentum. “We’re excited about what we’ve achieved here, and know that our guests will find ME Miami a distinctive and compelling addition to an already robust portfolio of unique properties.”