Meliá Hotels International has announced that the five-star Hotel Colón Hotel, a Gran Meliá Hotel, in Seville has been admitted as a member of Virtuoso.
The Virtuoso, a prestigious world-leading consortium of the best luxury travel agencies and suppliers of luxury travel experiences.
The Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts Committee meeting in New York on May 21 approved the addition of Gran Meliá Colón to the portfolio of hotels that enjoy the advantages of membership of a network with an annual turnover of more than $21 billion.
Virtuoso is the best-positioned network in the travel industry, used by more than 800 travel agencies worldwide and home to more than 1,800 preferred members, including hotels, cruise lines and airlines.
The consortium focuses on superior-quality products and services in the best destinations in the world, providing expert advice and assessment to offer customers exclusive services, exceptional experiences and premium access to numerous perks, based on a philosophy that “if you book through Virtuoso, you become a VIP.”
Hotel Colón was also the first hotel in Seville to form part of the prestigious “Leading Hotels of the World”, an organisation that represents the best and most exclusive hotels, resorts and spas in the world.
Located in the heart of Seville, the Gran Meliá Hotel features elegant architecture with Belle Epoque influences, a lobby crowned by an impressive modernist dome, and interior design that merges traditional luxury and Spanish art by Zurbarán, Goya, Velazquez or Murillo, with contemporary works by Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Edra.
The hotel was one of the official hotels for the recent World Travel and Tourism Council summit, which saw the city host world travel authorities and celebrities such as the former president of the United States, Barack Obama.
As Gabriel Escarrer points out: “We are very proud of Hotel Colón being admitted to join the select portfolio of luxury hotels that Virtuoso recommends, confirming the unique character of this jewel in the crown of the Sevillian and Spanish hotel industry.
“The Virtuoso network is undoubtedly one of the best sources of recommendations we could have for this amazing hotel.”