Morocco has welcomed the arrival of a significant new hotel with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, following a US$100 million redevelopment. The funds were invested by Alajial Assets Company, a subsidiary of Al Ajial Holding that represents Kuwait Investment Authority in the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has signed an agreement with leading real estate developer Nusasiri to manage three properties in Thailand. The three properties will be Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai, Bangkok and Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai, both scheduled to open in quarter four 2016, and Mövenpick Resort Mai Khao Phuket which will open in quarter four 2017.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a third hotel in Bangladesh, in the city of Khulna, to further increase its presence in the flourishing south Asian destination. The move follows a steady and concerted focus on Bangladesh, with projects already underway in Cox Bazaar and the capital Dhaka, as the international hospitality management firm continues to develop its presence in the region.
Ghada Sadek, general manager Mövenpick Hotel West Bay, talks to Breaking Travel News about the hotel and what it offers to hospitality in the Middle East.
Gerard Hotelier, vice president, operations, Middle East & South Asia, Mövenpick talks about the growth of the company in the Middle East with a focus on Saudi Arabia.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened the doors to the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities. The 228-room property, which marks the Swiss hospitality firm’s third hotel in Jeddah and 11th in the Kingdom, seamlessly blends a classical interior design with a contemporary façade and the latest modern comforts.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed the contract for a second Mövenpick hotel at Stuttgart airport. The new-build hotel, located by the S-Bahn and the planned ICE airport station and tram terminal stop, is expected to open in spring 2019. “Our existing hotel opened nine years ago and, overseen by Jürgen Köhler, general manager and director of operations Germany, is highly regarded as an excellent hotel choice in this important economic centre”, commented Ola Ivarsson, chief operating officer Europe.
Swiss hospitality company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Olivier Chavy, 52, as new chief executive. Chavy will take over the leadership from Jean-Gabriel Pérès in September. Chavy is a veteran of the hospitality industry with a 28-year track record in hotel operations and brand management.
The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Devdutta Banerjee as its Area Director of Revenue Management for Asia.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Richreit Real Estate Development for one of its most high-profile projects yet – Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Burj Business Bay, located in Dubai’s sought-after Business Bay district. This striking 40-floor property with a modern yet elegant façade, will command a prime position on Burj Khalifa Boulevard overlooking the world’s tallest building, and is expected to open in 2017.
Philip Jones, general manager, Mövenpick Hotels Jumeirah Beach, Dubai talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market about the great location of the hotel, what it brings to hospitality sector in Dubai and the growth of the brand.
Michael Nugent, regional director, Jordan, Mövenpick Hotels talks to Breaking Travel News about the portfolio of properties offered by the brand in the destination, how the market is changing and what is on offer to travellers there.