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Culture & Diversity

With over 60 years’ experience in the hotel industry and more than 350 hotels in 40 countries, Meliá Hotels International is one of the leading hotel companies in the world. Operating in both urban and resort locations, we provide quality, professionalism, confidence and excellence to all our guests, inspired by the warmth and proximity of Spanish and Mediterranean culture.

Regardless of our growth and position in the market, our focus and main objective has remained consistent. We want to provide a strong foundation that enables you to grow with us as far as you desire.

We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

We celebrate the differences and the many benefits we and our customers enjoy as a result. We rely on our employees’ diverse backgrounds to spark innovation.

With that in mind, we champion these principles:

  1. Respect the diversity of our team
  2. Guarantee equal treatment and opportunities
  3. Encourage internal promotion
  4. Ensure transparency in all our processes
  5. Treat people with dignity, act with the utmost integrity and professional ethics
  6. Emphasize local recruitment to encourage sustainable development, yet always under a global brand
  7. Manage the information provided by candidates with the strictest confidentiality and discretion

We take pride in creating an inclusive environment where everyone can be the best they can be and where diverse views are listened to. This enables us to anticipate and accommodate the needs of our diverse customers, reflecting the communities we serve.


With our business built on people, a growing world of opportunities and an environment that supports the personal drive for excellence, a career at Meliá can be exceptionally rewarding.

We recognise our employees for their commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences, their passion for our business and are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits to all qualified employees:

Competitive salary
Warm and friendly working environment
Excellent training & development opportunities
Different recognition schemes
Discounted stays at Meliá Hotels International properties worldwide
Paid holidays
Medical insurance
Regular social activities
Free meal on duty
Childcare vouchers
Employee Assistance Programme
Uniforms/dry cleaning
Excellent career growth opportunities worldwide
Discounts on food and beverage, as well as retail discounts

Learning & Development

At Meliá Hotels International, we know that our employees are the key to our success. With that in mind, we are fully committed to training and development and encourage all employees to take ownership of their learning so they can be the best they can be.

Our efforts are directed at identifying professionals who perform well and have potential, with the aim of preparing them, through their involvement in different development schemes, to reach more senior positions, responding to the strategic needs of the company.

Training and development opportunities are available to all employees regardless of the position or level within the organisation. We have opportunities that can help you take your passion to the next level, develop skills and get hands-on experience working with some of the best professionals in the hotel industry.

We have a dedicated Learning and Development team that cover all key areas and help to develop any knowledge and skills which are important for the success of our employees and, ultimately, our business. We truly believe that training plays an important role in enabling you to perform your current role competently and to realise your fullest potential for the benefit of the business, the customer and yourselves.

Below are just a few of the learning & development schemes in place:


At the beginning of your journey with us, you will learn about the Company, our mission and values, brand culture, meet our team and receive specific information about the hotel you are joining.

Skills Specific

Throughout your employment, you will receive training designed to enhance your knowledge and skills. Through different on the job and classroom training, you will also have the opportunity to discover and follow new passions and expose yourself to different departments to help you grow your skills-set and get to know your colleagues.


We offer our current and future leaders management-specific training that is designed to enhance your leadership skills, and to develop your abilities to manage yourself and your teams in the workplace.

Working for such a large international hotel chain, at this level you can also expand your learning through real-world experiences by participating in our task force projects to assist with the new openings or participate in the Deputy General Manager Development Programme, the aim of which is to develop future General Managers within Meliá.

We are also passionate about the next generation - young people, students or graduates who are looking to take their first step into the world of hospitality. Join one of our apprenticeship, internship or work experience programmes that will provide you with an excellent platform to start your career. Through this programme you will receive intense training, development and support designed to fast track you to more responsible roles within the organisation.

At Meliá ‘everything is possible’ and we hope to have the opportunity to nurture and develop excellence in you to reach your dreams.