International Swiss hospitality company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its new logo and corporate identity.
The contemporary new visual identity also reflects the warmth, self-assurance and characteristic ‘Swissness’ that shines through the forward-looking company’s properties, and staff, across the globe.
London’s strategic brand design agency Bulletproof was briefed to create the new visual identity, and went back to Mövenpick’s roots for inspiration.
Legend has it that the founder, Ueli Prager, named his company after the simple, elegant yet efficient movements of a seagull – or “Möwe” in German, and a bird form has been a constant in the brand’s logo ever since.
Bulletproof reimagined this element, imbuing it with “new depth and movement to let it soar over a cleaner, more modern word marque within a contemporary suite of Mövenpick corporate colours”.
Bulletproof notes: “The power of the bird icon continues through to the wider brand world, with the graceful lines of the bird’s wingspan creating the architecture for the visual identity as brand marque holders and windows into the Mövenpick world.
“Bold secondary colours offset the new Mövenpick corporate red, bringing life to the brand and adding vibrancy and variety to hotel brochures and communications.”
A new service philosophy, We Make Moments, will also come increasingly to the fore, bringing together the brand vision, values and core behaviours to create memorable moments for guests.
Nick Bosworth, vice president brand and marketing, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts said: “Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is deeply proud of its Swiss heritage.
“But in a world that’s becoming ever more global – and with our own international footprint of hotels growing each year – we needed a corporate identity that would connect at a deeper level with consumers in every market.
“Bulletproof understood our global challenge implicitly, creating a corporate identity that makes the brand relevant to the modern, global consumer while staying true to our Swiss soul, and flooding our communications with the life and vibrant colour that only global travel can bring.”