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Sol Meliá

Company History

In 1956, 21-year-old Gabriel Escarrer Juliá opened the Hotel Altair in Palma de Mallorca. Years later, in 1984, his company, then known as Hoteles Mallorquines, acquired 32 properties belonging to the Hotasa hotel firm, thus beginning the company's path to becoming the leading Spanish hotel group.

Headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the hotel chain began its expansion abroad in 1985 with the opening of the Bali Sol Hotel in Indonesia. Two years later, the company bought the Meliá chain, adding 22 four- and five-star locations that would strengthen its presence in the American, Caribbean, and European markets and renaming itself Grupo Sol Meliá (Sol Meliá). In 2000, the chain acquired Tryp Hotels, which allowed Sol Meliá to rank on the list of top ten hotel companies worldwide by number of rooms.

In 1996, Sol Meliá became the first Spanish hotel company to be listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange. The company's extensive portfolio currently features approximately 300 hotels in 30 countries under its commercially distinct brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside, Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels, Paradisus Resorts, and Sol Meliá Vacation Club. The company encompasses a 35,000-plus workforce.

Brand Philosophy

Sol Meliá focuses its strategy of expansion in the geographical diversification of its product and the revaluation of its brands. Particular attention is paid to the brand's range of luxury, along with new destinations such as Cape Verde, Colombia, Dubai, and Egypt, which have been announced as sites for future openings. In addition, the Spanish hotel chain is geared toward more competitive destinations including Brazil and Mexico.

Each of the company's commercial brands--Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels, Paradisus Resorts, etc.--is designed to emphasize "guest experience," complemented by architecture, lighting aromatics, music, and hospitality.

Sol Meliá Locations: Alcalá, Spain

Gran Melia Palacio Isora

Urbanizacion la Jaquita

Alcalá, 38686


Sol Meliá Locations: Granada, Spain

Melia Sol y Nieve

s/n, Sierra Nevada, 18196

Granada, 18196


Sol Meliá Locations: Lérida, Spain

Melia Royal Tanau Boutique

Ctra de Beret



Sol Meliá Locations: Marbella, Spain

Melia La Quinta Golf & Spa

Urb. La Quinta Golf, S/N.

Marbella, 29660


Sol Meliá Locations: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Melia Palas Atena

Avda. Ingeniero Gabriel, Roca 29

Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca - Balearic Islands, 07014

Melia de Mar

Paseo de Illetes 7

Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca - Balearic Islands, 07184

Sol Meliá Locations: Valencia, Spain

Melia Valencia

c/Menorca 22

Valencia, 46023

Sol Meliá Locations: Cacun, Mexico

Gran Melia Cancun

Blvd. Kukulcan KM 16.5

Cancun, Mexico City Q. Roo

Sol Meliá Locations: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Paradisus Palma Resort

Playas de Bavaro

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic