Meliá Hotels to Open New Hotel 2026 in Cadiz, Spain

  • Meliá Hotels to Open New Hotel 2026 in Cadiz, Spain

Set to open its doors in 2026, the new hotel will emerge from the restoration of two historic buildings situated on Alameda Apodaca

Meliá Hotels International has signed its 28th hotel in Andalusia (Spain). This property is slated to be the premier luxury five-star hotel in the historic center of Cadiz city, operating under the distinguished Meliá Collection brand. The hotel’s launch is scheduled for 2026 and will involve the transformation of two adjacent architecturally protected buildings on Alameda Apodaca, nestled between Zorrilla and General Menacho streets. These buildings, located in the San Carlos neighborhood and parallel to the sea, will give rise to this boutique hotel.

The project involved the restoration of an old baroque palace built for the Marquise of Casa Recaño in 1760 and an Elizabethan-style estate from the late 18th century. Both buildings will undergo meticulous restoration to create a luxury hotel that retains classic elegance and historical legacy while seamlessly integrating contemporary 5-star comforts.​

The future hotel aims to offer an exclusive experience featuring 40 rooms and various luxurious services. Among these are a restaurant boasting a terrace overlooking the Alameda for savoring local cuisine, an exclusive rooftop with a pool affording sea views, a fully equipped gym, and a dedicated space for wellness.

Belonging to the Meliá Collection portfolio, this hotel joins a curated selection of luxury hotels with an independent spirit, each breathing the history and personality of its destination. Currently spanning Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, this new addition to Cádiz strengthens Meliá’s position in Spain’s luxury hospitality segment.

Gabriel Escarrer, president and CEO of Meliá, expressed pride in their role as the leading hotel chain, uplifting the standard of five-star hospitality in key Spanish destinations. He emphasized their commitment to excellence in Cádiz with this new hotel. Property owners Luis López de Carrizosa Caballero and Diana Domecq Delgado also conveyed their satisfaction, seeing the project as pivotal in attracting higher-quality tourism to the city.

For Meliá, this venture marks its second hotel in Cádiz and the sixth in the province, contributing to a portfolio of over 1,000 rooms. Notable hotels in the region include the Gran Meliá Sancti Petri in Chiclana and the recently revamped Meliá Zahara Resorts & Villas in Zahara de los Atunes, a benchmark for hotel repositioning in southern Spain.​