• Tryp Lisbon Airport Hotel and Innside Frankfurt Hotel will open in 2013, adding 330 rooms to Sol Meliá’s hotel portfolio
• Sol Meliá continues to grow its urban brands in important European cities
Sol Meliá, a leading hotel company, with numerous luxury hotels in Spain, has agreed to add a new hotel in Lisbon to its portfolio under a franchise agreement with the Tryp brand.
A second hotel in Frankfurt is also to be added to the Innside brand portfolio under a lease agreement. Both hotels will be newly built and will open in 2013 with a total of 330 rooms.
The luxury Tryp Lisbon Hotel will be located next to the arrivals terminal at Lisbon airport, and will begin construction this year.
The hotel will consist of 168 rooms, 6 accommodating meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 700, a fitness center, a restaurant and a cafeteria, whilst still retaining the sophistication and design of the Tryp city hotel brand.
The four star Innside Frankfurt Hotel will built in close proximity to the headquarters of the Central European Bank, and will incorporate 162 rooms, a meeting space of 350sq metres, a restaurant and cafeteria, gym, spa and peaceful gardens.
This new hotel adds to Sol Meliá’s 21 hotels in Germany, the country with the second largest number of Sol Meliá hotels in the company portfolio. Innside, rated the highest rated hotel brand by German travellers on a survey on the hotel brands’ website, was added by Sol Meliá in 2007, making it the company’s youngest brand. There are currently nine Innside hotels in the central and important German cities; the latest being the Innside Dresden Hotel, opened in January.
About Sol Meliá
Sol Meliá was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is the world’s leading resort hotel chain, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain in both the business and leisure markets. It currently provides more than 300 hotels in 28 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá , Meliá , ME , Innside , Tryp , Sol , Paradisus and Sol Meliá Vacation Club . www.solmelia.com
Sol Meliá is the hotel company with the greatest number of properties in the exclusive club of “The Leading Hotels of the World” (seven hotels). In 2006, the “Corporate Reputation Institute” of New York ranked the company amongst the corporations with the best reputation in the world, the leading hotel company and the second highest ranked company in the travel industry. Sol Meliá is the only travel company included in the exclusive “Footse4Good Ibex” Spanish stock market index, and is the third ranked company in Spain amongst companies which generate the greatest degree of confidence and in the top three hotel chains for reputation.
In 2008 the company approved its Global Sustainability Policy and in 2009 it was named the first “Biosphere Hotel Company” by the Responsible Tourism Institute, supported by UNESCO.
The company currently employs more than 34,000 people worldwide with staff from over 80 different countries. The company fully respects equal rights and balance in its contracting of male and female staff and 10% of its workforce is made up of immigrants.