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Maria Zarraluqui

Vice President Development
Melia Hotels International

María Zarraluqui is Vice President Business Development for Melia Hotels International Group, she is heading the worldwide development for the Group and is responsible for executing together with her team of developers the growth strategy of Melia worldwide. 

Maria holds a Law degree from the University of Navarra in Spain, as well as a  Master’s degree in Enterprises Legal Consultancy for the Deusto University in, Spain, a Postgraduate degree in Urban Development Law from the UIB University and got a Mention of honour as number 1 of the 2008-2009 Executive Tourist MBA, IE Business School, in Spain. She joined Melia´s legal Department in 1999, on 2008 she joined the Development team as Development Director and was promoted to VP Development in 2011. From 2008 she has signed over 20 hotels.