Mövenpick opens new Dubai hotel
Dubai, March 25, 2013
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the upscale hospitality company of Swiss heritage, has announced the opening of its new 180-room hotel at Al Mamzar, its fifth property in Dubai.
The Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai is a joint project of of Omniyat & Al Shabab Sports Club, said a statement from the hospitality firm.
The new hotel was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the VP of Al Shabab Sports Club in Dubai.
Omniyat’s first such venture, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai is the first international hotel in Al Mamzar area. It boasts of 180 superior and deluxe rooms, as well as one and two-bedroom hotel apartment suites, said the staatement.
Speaking at the launch, Mehdi Amjad, Omniyat's executive chairman and CEO, said he was pleased with the product of this partnership between his company and Al Shabab Sports Club - an outstanding hotel in a distinctive new destination.
“Dubai is definitely a place where iconic developments and pioneering initiatives sprout all the time, as evidenced by the series of recent announcements of ambitious new projects in the emirate, made by Sheikh Mohammed,” remarked Mehdi.
“We are proud of the way we have developed The Square project, which is the result of collaboration between multiple partners, including Al Shabab Club and Mövenpick, anchor tenants, retailers, franchises, architects and contractors, all joining hands to maximize value and desirability. Today we are delighted to crown our partnership with the inauguration of the new hotel,” he added.
The new Mövenpick property is set to be a popular destination in The Square. Already, the hotel is witnessing high levels of occupancy, said a statement.
The Square offers a superior lifestyle experience for those who look for serenity in community living. The complex comprises nine low rise residential buildings and a commercial section with a retail arcade occupying the entire ground floor. The property is surrounded by 6,000 sq m of gardens and water.
“Omniyat is among a handful of private real estate companies that have succeeded in adapting to the altered real estate scenario after the global financial meltdown of 2008. We were able to overcome the challenges posed by the crisis and smartly turn them into opportunities. The Square is a testimony to our ability to excel in a tough market,” he added.
Gerard Hotelier, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts VP of Operations for Middle East and India said, “We are pleased to work with Omniyat and Al Shabab Club in developing this world-class hotel, and both organizations have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and team spirit. For Movenpick, this new hotel will help boost our footprint in the Deira area.”
Due to its proximity to Dubai International Airport, Dubai Creek, the emirate of Sharjah, Dubai Airport Free Zone, port and trading centres, Deira remains a vibrant central district where hotels enjoy upwards of 80 per cent occupancy year-round, said Hotelier.
"The new hotel is ideal for families, executive travellers and long-stay guests. Each of the rooms and apartments at the new property are well appointed, and come with a convenient kitchenette.
The property has also attained the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) classification as ‘Deluxe Hotel Apartments’, the highest standard of hotel apartments in Dubai.-TradeArabia News Service