Meliá teams up with Miami Heat for first US ME hotel

US: Meliá will open its first US ME by Meliá hotel in Miami, in partnership with NBA’s Miami Heat

US: Meliá will open its first US ME by Meliá hotel in Miami, in partnership with NBA’s Miami Heat

Miami Heat has signed a partnership with private equity management firm CGI Merchant Group, which has bought a 56-room hotel close to the AmericanAirlines Arena, where the Heat plays. The hotel will undergo a $21 million renovation and reopen as a ME by Meliá.

CGI has already invested $74 million in the property, which will also feature a STK Rebel Steakhouse. The hotel will open this autumn, and will be “the preferred hotel of the Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena”.

Raoul Thomas, CEO of CGI Merchant Group, said: “The opening of the first ME by Meliá Hotel in the United States is indicative of CGI Merchant Group’s commitment to enhancing the Miami skyline and contributing to the luxury flair of the Biscayne corridor – something our partnership with The HEAT Group wholeheartedly reflects. This high-end property will boast 129 renovated rooms, two rooftop pool areas, and a state-of-the-art spa facility all synonymous with Meliá Hotels’ signature properties worldwide.”

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