Mark your calendars for the opening of ME by Melia’s fifth property opening, ME London, set for the beginning of September. Then start booking flights—for yourself or your clients, it doesn’t matter—someone’s going to want to see this fabulous property.
The brand belongs to Melia Hotels International’s branch of premium properties (on the same level as Paradisus and Gran Melia hotels) and seeks to “fuse innovative style with local flavors in order to captivate travelers of a common psychographic, those with a decisive taste for cutting-edge art and design, international cuisine and world music, rather than a common demographic.” It will offer luxurious accommodations—most notably in the trademark penthouse SuiteME, offering two levels, private lounge, terrace with fire pit and three 3D TVs; new rooftop bar Radio, featuring 360-degree city views; and STK, a female-friendly steakhouse straight from Manhattan that aims to break down the “over-masculine vibe” that’s long been associated with the genre—all in a modern, triangular building featuring designs by Foster + Partners renowned architecture firm.
Additional amenities at ME London include a complimentary fitness area, complimentary WiFi, in-room spa menu and complimentary CD/DVD library; and for ME+ guests (those staying in such higher category rooms as Chic Suites, Personality Suites, Passion Suite or SuiteME) complimentary use of a Mini Cooper, VIP airport transfers, complimentary in-room spa treatment, complimentary in-room iPad, personal shopper, PlayStation with selection of games and DVDs and complimentary in-room bar setup.
Located on the ‘Strand’—next to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square—ME London is easily within walking distance of London’s West End, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Rates start at $785 per night. For more information, call (888) 741-8931 or visit melondonuk.com.