CEO Today - March 2022

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE 115 will reinforce our leadership in the resort and leisure hotel segments in our key areas of growth, which are the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Asia Pacific”. We have some extraordinary news regarding hotel transformation, too, like the arrival of the all-inclusive luxury brand Paradisus by Meliá, which up until nowonly operates in the Caribbean, to Spain, with the Paradisus Gran Canaria and Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote (both in the Canary Islands) as the result of the total transformation of the Meliá Tamarindos and Meliá Salinas, respectively. The company will also open the Paradisus Playa Mujeres, a major brand-new resort that will enhance the brand’s positioning in the Mexican Caribbean. Also, as I mentioned above, the luxury brand Gran Meliá will open an extraordinary hotel in Menorca, the first five-star hotel on the island, that will be the first carbon-neutral hotel as well. About Meliá Hotels International: Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands GranMeliá Hotels &Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá and Sol by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the “Affiliated by Meliá” network. The Group Is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2022 (Silver Class distinction). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market. About André P. Gerondeau: André Philippe Gerondeau, as Chief Operating Officer inMeliá Hotels International, is the Global Head of hotel and vacation club operations, as well as overseeing the company´s portfolio of brands. In his role, he is also responsible for the areas of Global Development, Marketing andDistribution. André is a member of the Senior Executive Team and has the privilege to lead a highly qualified team, one of the top performers in the industry. Born in Japan, he has over 30 years of international experience in Latin America, the United States and Europe.

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