Meliá Hotels International is continuing on its development path throughout the Mediterranean and aims to take advantage of growth opportunities in Albania. After beginning its expansion plan in the country in 2017, the company has now announced its fourth hotel: the Sol Durres Hotel, located in the second most important city in the country and one of its key tourism development centres. The company expects to open the hotel next year, and this will then be followed by the opening of three additional hotels: the Melia Durres, the Melia Tirana and the third hotel in Durres under the INNSiDE by Melia brand. The company thus intends to introduce three of its brands and position itself as one of the leading international hotel operators in the country.
The Sol Dürres hotel is located 10 kilometres from the city centre and will be the result of a total refurbishment of the current Tropikal Resort, adding two new buildings, all surrounded by extensive gardens and swimming pools, forming a modern holiday resort in a quiet location alongside the beach. The hotel will have 383 rooms (including several premium villas), an à la carte restaurant and several other dining options, a beach club, a wellness area, a fitness centre and several meeting rooms. The pool area will have a space reserved for adults only, another for families and a special area for children, ensuring the best possible services so that every type of guest can enjoy a personalised experience.