Movenpick Hotels Resorts prepares to open 11 new properties in nine countries in 2018

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday March 8, 2018 17:01
Bangkok--8 Mar--Delivering Asia Communications
Global hospitality group to debut in five new countries and boost its hotel clusters in four more as portfolio expansion drive gains momentum
Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is gearing up for another year of significant portfolio expansion as it forges ahead with plans to open 11 new properties in nine countries by the end of 2018.

The global hospitality firm, which currently operates 83 hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, will make its debut in five new countries – Bangladesh, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia and the Maldives – while boosting its cluster of hotels in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia and Thailand.

The next 10 months will see Moevenpick raise a flag in several commercially-strategic destinations, from two of Dubai's most prestigious districts to The Maldives, where the company will make its Indian Ocean foray.

"In 2018, our global expansion drive really steps up a gear, with the 11 new openings planned, putting us firmly on track to meet our target of 125 properties by 2020 and introducing the Moevenpick brand in some very desirable locations," confirmed Olivier Chavy, President & CEO, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Three of Moevenpick's upcoming hotels will open over the next few months: the family-focused Moevenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin - the brand's seventh property in Thailand; Moevenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis, located on the banks of Lac de Tunis – its third hotel in Tunisia; and Moevenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi in Kenya, marking the company's debut in East Africa with a five-star hotel and conference property.

The remaining eight properties, which will be launched before the end of the year, will see Moevenpick enter four additional new markets, with the contemporary M?venpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru in the Maldives introducing 105 units, including 72 over-water villas to the idyllic island destination; Moevenpick Hotel Basracapitalising on one of Iraq's oil and gas hubs; Moevenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA conveniently located close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport; and Moevenpick Hotel Sylhet, introducing an enticing mix of business and leisure facilities to this vibrant city in north-east Bangladesh.

In the Middle East, Moevenpick will be opening two hotels in the United Arab Emirates: the stylish Moevenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai and a Moevenpick hotel in Dubai Media City, both introducing new dining, leisure and meetings concepts to two of the city's most desirable precincts. The firm will also strengthen its presence in Egypt with the addition of Moevenpick Resort El Ein Bay, its second property in the desirable coastal area of El Sokhna.

In Asia, the hospitality firm will bolster its cluster strategy in Thailand with the opening of Moevenpick Resort Khao Yai, which will feature a raft of dining, business and leisure attractions.

With a current pipeline of more than 40 properties, Moevenpick will enter several additional new markets over the next few years including Muscat (Oman) and Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates) in the Middle East and Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Abuja (Nigeria) in Africa, while consolidating its presence in countries with strong development potential.

About Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts:

Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 40 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Kuredhivaru (Maldives), The Hague (The Netherlands) and Basel (Switzerland). Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.


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