The successive natural disasters that have ravaged many regions of the world in the past few years have sometimes directly effected Sol Meliá employees.
This led the company Community Involvement Department to create a Support Fund for Employees affected by natural disasters in 2005. The main aim of the fund is to provide direct and rapid aid to employees that have been affected by natural disasters, with the funds managed directly by an executive committee created for that purpose in the affected area.
The funds are raised thanks to initiatives which involve both guests and employees, making Sol Meliá a platform for integration and participation in favour of its employees.
Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the world's largest resort hotel company and the largest hotel chain in Spain in both resort and city hotels. Sol Meliá is third in the European ranking and the twelfth largest hotel chain in the world. As well as being the resort chain in the world it is also the largest hotel company in Iberoamerica and the Caribbean. The company currently operates more than 300 hotels in 30 countries on 4 continents. Sol Meliá includes Melia, Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels, Gran Melia, Innside, Paradisus Resorts and Me by Melia.