Sol Melia to open second London property

30 Sep 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Sol Melia is to debut its Me by Melia brand in the UK, with a 173-room Norman Foster designed hotel on the corner of Aldwych and The Strand.

Due to open in 2012, Me London will be located opposite One Aldwych hotel, within a new-build property situated on the site of what was the iconic Marconi House, and the adjacent Citibank building.

The hotel will combine the historic facade of Marconi House along with a new Portland Stone building, and will feature 173 rooms across four categories, as well as a 730sqm convention centre and two destination restaurants and bars on the ground level.

The hotel had been earmarked for the Silken Hotel Group, but the acquisition by Sol Melia for €133 million means it will now become the second property by the group in London, joining the Melia White House close to Regents Park.

Sol Melia describes the Me by Melia offering as “is the most innovative and avant-garde luxury brand” in its portfolio, with two Spanish properties by the brand in Madrid and Barcelona, two in Mexico, and a forthcoming hotel in Vienna.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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