Mövenpick in Middle East expansion

10th Feb 2006

Swiss Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of a new 5-star Mövenpick hotel in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. The hotel is situated in the newly developed and prestigious area of Dhahar Hemyer, just 7 minutes from the city center and 20 minutes from the Sana’a International Airport.

The hotel’s 338 rooms, including 39 suites, are all elegantly decorated in a luxurious and contemporary style that meets the highest standards. Meeting rooms and express check-in and check-out are among the standard services.
The hotel is equipped with Public Wireless LAN throughout and no less than 10 spacious conference and banquet rooms of various sizes, including a 1000 m2 ballroom catering for weddings, conferences and large-scale events for up to 1500 guests, as well as a Business Center boasting state-of-the-art facilities.

Guests relax in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna or fitness center, or on the floodlit squash and tennis courts. The hotel’s Sivalai Spa facilities, with 8 treatment rooms, are managed by the Thai Heritage Spa Co. Ltd. There is also a broad range of services is rounded off by a shopping arcade and a Kids’ Club for younger guests.

According to the hotel’s General Manager Roger Tannous, “The Mövenpick Hotel Sana’a is the largest and most exclusive hotel in the city and sets new standards for the hotel industry in Sana’a, reflecting our contribution to the promotion of tourism in the region. Sana’a offers a great deal to both business and leisure travelers, and we look forward to pampering our guests in the spirit of true Swiss hospitality.”

“Yemen was one of the few white spots on the map of our expansion into the Middle East”, explains Andreas Mattmüller, Senior Vice President Middle East, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “Following on our hotel presence in Aden in the 1990s, we are delighted to return to Yemen with the opening of the Mövenpick Hotel Sana’a. This important step has been facilitated by our excellent partnership with the International Company for Touristic Investments Ltd., the owning company of this exceptional hotel.”



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