Located in the heart of Iguazu National Park – considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a World Heritage site by UNESCO – Meliá Hotels International recently opened the Meliá Iguazu in Argentina.
The hotel, which features panoramic views of the famous Devil’s Throat, was previously managed by another international hotel group, and will undergo renovations to meet the standards expected of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. Guests will be able to stay at the property during the renovations.
Meliá Iguazu is home to 169 rooms, a wide range of dining facilities, swimming pools, a spa, gym, children’s play areas and meeting and event rooms. The hotel also has a visitor’s centre focused on the enhancement of the natural environment of Iguazu.
The Iguazu Falls are 23 km from the mouth of the river of the same name and comprise more than 270 waterfalls that reach heights of 80 metres. They can be seen from Argentina or Brazil and the inaccessible Devil’s Throat defines the border between both countries.
The main viewpoints are on the Argentinean side, which receives most of the visits by tourists. The waterfalls are the main tourist attraction in the northeast of Argentina and one of the most important in the entire country.
The Spanish hotel company already operates two hotels in Argentina — the Meliá Recoleta Plaza and Meliá Buenos Aires.
“The opening of Meliá Iguazu in one of the most important travel destinations in South America is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of our international expansion this year,” said Gabriel Escarrer, vice-president and CEO of the hotel company. “We are very pleased to be able to bring our Spanish hospitality to one of the most beautiful corners of the planet, and to form part of the experience of thousands of travellers, to whom we are committed to offering the highest standards of our Meliá brand.”