Melia Hotels International
Gonzalo assumed the role of Vice President Development at Melia Hotels International in 2011, in charge of the growth strategy for the Spanish management company in the Asia Pacific region.
A Spanish national, Gonzalo received his Business Administration degrees from the University of Valencia and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Marseille-Provence, before moving to London to start his career in hospitality.
A well-seasoned hotelier with almost 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry (15 of them with Melia Hotels), he has developed different positions in the Finance, HR, Operations and Project Management departments in the UK, Spain, Thailand, China and Indonesia. Since he took over his current position, the portfolio of Melia Hotels International has increased from 7 to 48 hotels.
Founded in 1956, Melia Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide and the absolute leader within the Spanish market. At present, it operates more than 375 hotels throughout 43 countries.