Sol Meliá Increases Its Ski Resort Portfolio

The hotel company Sol Meliá has taken another step towards the diversification of its hotel portfolio with the incorporation of the Meliá Formigal, the company`s fifth ski resort property. The hotel is a first for the company in the Spanish province of Huesca.

It is owned by the real estate company IZAS 2002 and will be managed by Sol Meliá. Located in the popular Spanish ski resort of Formigal, the hotel is scheduled to open in October 2002.

The Meliá Formigal will initially open with 135 rooms (possibility of later extension to 150) and more than 350 m2 of meeting space. The incorporation of the Meliá Formigal is another sign of the interest Sol Meliá has in establishing a presence in popular new tourism destinations, which the Pyrenees undoubtedly is, both to increase the diversification of its hotel portfolio and reduce seasonality in its business.

The Meliá Formigal will be an ideal choice for skiers in the Aragon Pyrenees in winter and for adventure sports enthusiasts for the rest of the year. The hotel has also been designed to appeal to those wishing to celebrate a business event in a truly incomparable setting.

Hotel facilities will provide the latest in comfort and technology, as well as an extensive range of services. The Meliá Formigal will provide two restaurants (one buffet and one “à la carte”), cafeteria, bar, fitness centre and social club, as well as an indoor car park for 90 vehicles and an outdoor car park for another 40. All guestrooms will provide satellite TV, minibar, room service and safe.