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New York, NY (December 7, 2017)Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s leading hotel chain, is pleased to announce Kristine Chiu, an established and results-driven hotel professional with over 15 years of experience, as the new Director of Sales and Marketing of its flagship New York property, INNSIDE New York.

With her in-depth experience and knowledge of the New York City Market, prior to starting at INNSIDE New York, Chiu was recently the Director of Sales at the Sheraton Tribeca. Prior to this, she was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Triumph Hotels, including Hotel Belleclaire and Hotel Edison. Previous positions include Global Membership Manager of the New York Region at Club Quarters Hotels, Director of Sales & Marketing at Warwick New York Hotel, Director of Sales at The Iroquois New York (Triumph Hotels), and Director of Sales & Revenue at The Lucerne Hotel, where she began her hospitality career.

“Kristine will bring a tremendous amount of experience to our hotel, and we are excited to welcome her passion for hospitality to INNSIDE’s flagship North American property,” said Alex Spektor, General Manager of INNSIDE New York. “We look forward to Kristine joining our New York team and positioning our hotel as a key business and leisure hotel in the city.”

In her new role at INNSIDE New York, Chiu will work closely with the hotel’s General Manager, Alex Spektor, and will continue to increase the property’s visibility within various marketing channels and driving the hotel’s sales goals.

Launched in March 2016, INNSIDE New York is a North American flagship property for the brand. The hotel consists of 313 spacious guestrooms, including eight terrace suites offering spectacular views of the Empire State Building, that cater to both savvy business travelers and leisure guests.  With a prime central location in the heart of the city, the hotel delivers smart and efficient service, contemporary design and exceptional technology to guests.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide and a leader in the  Spanish market, with more than 350 hotels and 90,000 rooms in 40 countries and four continents under the brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, Paradisus Resorts, Innside by Meliá, Sol Hotels and TRYP by Wyndham. Its product and service portfolio is complemented by Club Meliá, the only vacation club operated by a Spanish company. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf and the US, while maintaining leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International. The company leads the Spanish market in number of hotels and resorts and greatest corporate reputation (Merco Ranking), remaining among the most attractive companies to work for worldwide. For more information about Meliá Hotels International, visit www.melia.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@MeliaHotelsInt).

About INNSIDE by Meliá

Founded in Germany in 1993, INNSIDE by Meliá is part of Meliá Hotels International. INNSIDE hotels are centrally located and offer an attentive and efficient service. They are urban lifestyle hotels, designed for the savvy professional traveler who wants more than just a standard business hotel. INNSIDE’s sleek rooms and suites have a unique signature bathroom concept, whilst the restaurants and bars offer stylish cuisine and mixology. The brand has a broad appeal to business and leisure travelers alike and is currently one of Meliá Hotels International's fastest growing brands. Follow INNSIDE by Meliá on Twitter @InnsidebyMelia and Facebook INNSIDE.by.Melia. www.innside.com

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