PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN - Melia Hotels International announced that it will open and manage the newly constructed Melia Costa Hollywood Beach Resort in the Hollywood – Fort Lauderdale area of South Florida in 2015. The new condominium hotel property will be the company's second property under the Melia Hotels & Resorts' brand in the United States, the first being Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration, FL.
Home to more than 60 parks, seven golf courses and seven miles of beautiful beaches, as well as the famous 2.5 mile Hollywood Beach Boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean. Hollywood Beach sits between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, making it easily accessible to travelers from around the world from South Florida's 2 international airports and 2 seaports. The new Melia Costa Hollywood will overlook stunning Hollywood Beach with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway with its fabulous boating activities. Ideal for visitors seeking a taste of South Florida's unique culture and entertainment, Melia Costa Hollywood is just 10 minutes from Aventura Mall and only 5 minutes from Gulfstream Park both of which offer luxury shops, cafes and fine dining.
Developed by Liberty Grande, LLC., the new project will consist of a combination of 304 fully furnished hotel and residential "smart units" ranging from studios to one, two and three bedrooms as part of a new six story Costa Hollywood Beach Resort community. Each room will feature a sleek interior design with natural color palettes, and equipped with the latest in advanced technology including a multilingual electronic concierge, flat screen televisions complete with movies on demand, full kitchens with energy efficient appliances and a "state of the art" automated valet parking system.
"We remain steadfast in our expansion within the United States, starting with the ME Miami in 2015, the first stateside ME by Melia hotel, followed by the Innside Manhattan in early 2016" stated Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Melia Hotels International. "The opening of Melia Costa Hollywood will strengthen our presence in the United States market and attract global travelers."
Melia Costa Hollywood will boast an abundance of luxurious amenities including a spa and fitness facility, dazzling rooftop infinity pool and sun deck, 5-fine dining restaurants, and other amenities including in-room dining service, a gourmet coffee shop, rooftop bar and grill, and a business center.
With extensive experience in developing high-end commercial properties across the United States and Canada, Liberty Grande has developed more than 2 million square-feet of property.
"We believe Melia Hotels & Resorts is the ideal partner for the new Costa Hollywood Beach Resort," stated Moses Bensusan, Managing Member of Liberty Grande, LLC. "With its unwavering commitment to service and global experience in hotel operation and management, Melia is no better brand to align ourselves with."
Melia Hotels International currently operates 365 hotels throughout 40 countries and 4 continents, 90 of which are part of the Melia Hotels & Resorts brand. Ranging from business hotels to all-inclusive resorts and with a focus on design and functionality, the Melia brand features a variety of services including The LEVEL, a VIP experience offered in select hotels that provides the finest personalized service and exclusive rooms and amenities, Romance by Melia, offering luxurious, personalized packages for weddings and honeymoons, and its signature YHI Spas and Wellness Centers featuring the finest sanctuaries for pampering and relaxation. Melia Hotels & Resorts continues its path of global expansion with new openings each year including Melia Jamaica (2016) and the rebranding of Melia at Baha Mar with an expected completion date in 2015.