Sol Meliá signed a collaboration agreement in 2008 with the Spanish Federation of Celiac Associations. As part of this action, training courses were given to the personnel in hotel food and beverage departments about how to handle products in the best possible way and also informing them about the disease.
With this agreement, Sol Meliá has begun the progressive introduction of specific menus especially adapted for celiac suffers in hotel restaurants, starting with the Tryp brand.
Also in 2008, Sol Meliá carried out investments in accessibility and facilities for the communities in which it operates. With regards to accessibility, the company invested 2,194,366 euros in 17 hotels to make rooms more accessible for physically disabled guests by installing ramps, adapting lifts and installing access facilities in swimming pools.
With regards to facilities for the community, the company invested 532,639 euros in the Playa del Carmen area (Mexico) for the construction of a play park and sports hall. In Guía de Isora (Tenerife), Sol Meliá invested 3,429,860 euros in a sports area, various roundabouts and a water purification plant.