Starting October 15, in Atlanta's downtown business district, the Melia Atlanta will be Sol Meliá's first property in the United States. Formerly the Marriott Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown, the 502-room hotel will be completed by 2013, following a $35 million renovation that will feature proprietary elements of Melia Hotels & Resorts, the Spanish hotel's largest brand.
The opening of the Atlanta location follows expansion into Asia, where the company has operated for the last 25 years, the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Sol Meliá properties in the Americas currently includs Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
The Melia Atlanta will feature more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and conference facilities. Amenities included in the renovation will include the fourth floor pool deck with views of the city and a fitness center, as well as Melia's F&B concepts, agreed upon by Fundus America, the hotel's owner, and the Sol Meliá Group.