Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts plans to open new hotels in Morocco, Turkey and Mongolia,launch a new ‘hotel within a hotel’ in Egypt and takeover a landmark property in Pakistan.
Speaking about the expansion plans, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ president and CEO, Jean Gabriel Pérès, says: “Considered organic growth has become a hallmark of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and these stunning new projects illustrate this philosophy perfectly.”
The luxury hotel brand will launch two new hotels in Morocco, with the company taking over the management of the 184-room Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca, featuring a rooftop pool, spa, three restaurants and six meeting rooms. Known as Hotel Casablanca Plaza, the 16-storey hotel was completely renovated in 2011, and will see further enhancements to its restaurants and lounges.
As for the second Moroccan property, it will open at the end of 2014 on the Avenue Mohammed V in the Hivernage District of Marrakech. Currently under construction, the 374-room Mövenpick Hotel Marrakech will be one of the city’s largest conference hotels, with guests being able to enjoy the largest city centre swimming pool in Marrakech, as well as an adjacent 88-outlet upscale retail mall, an on-site branded Buddha Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Kidzo entertainment zone and an ice-skating rink.
To reinforce its presence in Egypt, Mövenpick Cairo Pyramids’ ‘hotel within a hotel’will comprise a 144-room, four-storey hotel extension to the existing garden village bungalow resort. All of the new rooms will have terraces, some with views of the pyramids, with the extension also featuring Lotus, an all-day dining restaurant.
Turkey is also expected to see the launch of a fourth Mövenpick hotel in summer 2014.The Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn will be a 137-room property overlooking the shores of Istanbul’s Golden Horn waterway, located ten minutes from the city’s Old Town. The particularity of this hotel is that its construction has been carried out in line with international sustainable standards, using recycled materials, and energy- and water-saving technologies. As for the hotel’s interior, it has been designed by Sinan Kafadar, and reflects the naval influence of the Golden Horn estuary during the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
When it comes to the Asian market, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has taken over a five-star landmark hotel in Karachi from Sheraton, marking the first property in Pakistan to be administered by the Swiss hospitality company.
Also, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will soon manage a new hotel in the capital of Mongolia from 2018. The Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Ulaanbaatar, with 250 rooms and 124 residences, will be based in the high-end area of Banyanzurh District.
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