Meliá Hotels International SA engages in the operation and management of hotels. It operates through the following segments: Hotel Management, Hotel Business, Real Estate, Vacation Club, Corporate, and Others. The Hotel Management segment operates hotels under management and franchise agreements. The Hotel Business segment operates hotel units owned or leased by the group. The Real Estate segment includes the capital gains on asset rotation, and real estate development and operation. The Vacation Club segment includes the results deriving from the sale of shared rights of use of specific vacation complex units. The Corporate segment includes structural costs, results linked to the intermediation and marketing of room and tourist service reservations. The Other segment includes additional income from the hotel business, such as casinos or tour-operator activities. The company was founded by Gabriel Escarrer Juliá in 1956 and is headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.