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News MAGNUM, Meliá’s commitment to improving hotel water management through a digital twin

Water management has reached a crucial moment due to the effects of climate change, urgently requiring a new paradigm to ensure it is sustainably managed.

MAGNUM is the new project by Meliá Hotels International, Cetaqua, IDP and Aquatec, which aims to develop a pilot tool capable of addressing the greatest challenges in sustainable water management in the tourism sector. It will promote responsible water consumption through the combination of the latest advances in digitisation, water footprint and behavioural sciences.

This innovation project, due to run until 2025, is financed with NextGen funds in line with the RETOS programme, which is aimed at public-private partnership initiatives to advance scientific knowledge. The project will develop a digital twin of the water infrastructure for the two Meliá hotels, creating a virtual replica of the hotel for remote, real-time data monitoring and analysis.

The tool, known as MAGNUM Digital Twin, will allow us to tackle the global challenge of monitoring the impact of the tourism sector on the environment and water in particular. Thus MAGNUM will improve the efficiency of Meliá hotels in monitoring water consumption and identifying anomalies and areas for improvement for sustainable water use in hotel infrastructures.

The project will begin by implementing the solution and digitising the water system at two of its flagship hotels, Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora (Isora, Tenerife) and Meliá Palma Marina (Palma de Mallorca). After on-site testing, it will be deployed in the rest of the Group’s hotels.

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Geographical coverage Spain
News date 21/09/2023
Working language(s) ENGLISH