Meliá Hotels International (formerly Sol Meliá Hotels and Resorts):
Was ranked by Forbes Magazine among the MOST Reputable Companies in the world (#48) and the FIRST and ONLY within the Service Industry. Currently, is has been ranked as the Most Reputable Company IN the Tourism sector in Spain ( 2013 & 2014)
Has a collection of more than 350 hotels in 40 countries on 4 continents
Is considered the largest Hotel Company in Spain and one of the leading resort companies in Latin America, as well as the 3rd largest in Europe and the 19th largest in the World
Known as the world's largest resort company
Was voted the best hotel chain in Latin America by travel agents according to Recommend Magazine
Was chosen as "Best European Hotel chain" by the prestigious British Travel Weekly magazine
Has received the exclusive "The Leading Hotels in the World" designation on 9 occasions
Has been in the hospitality business for over 58 years
Serves more than 25 million guests each year
Focuses on customer satisfaction (82,5% of satisfaction level) from an award winning employee-training program, to an innovative "Anything is Possible" quality assurance program.
Employees over 38,200 people worldwide
Is publicly owned and traded on the European Stock Exchange under MEL, although with the founder’s family as main shareholder (65%of the shares)
The Chairman of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer, was inducted into the Hall of Honor at the Conrad Hilton University in Houston, TX. He has received the first Ulysses Award (from the UNWTO) to a Lifetime achievement.