Mövenpick opens organic hotel in Egypt
Zurich (Switzerland), March 13, 2014
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a new 144-room, four-storey
hotel in Egypt in line with its organic expansion strategy.
The contemporary new ‘hotel within a hotel’ at Mövenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids is only minutes from the famous Pyramid views of Giza plateau.
The new hotel extension offers a stylish alternative to the renowned existing garden village bungalow resort. All the new rooms enjoy terraces – some with views of pyramids – and new culinary highlights include Lotus, serving a themed breakfast buffet and a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.
For lighter dishes, the outdoor pool bar serves snacks; while the indoor lounge is the perfect venue for unwinding with the refreshing taste of the many cocktails on offer, said the company in a statement.
Besides this, the hospitality group plans new projects in Turkey, Mongolia and Morocco besides the take-over of a landmark property in Karachi, Pakistan.
With a presence already in Tangier, Mövenpick will open two more properties in Morocco. By summer the company will take over management of a hotel in Casablanca in the heart of the business district’s ‘Wall Street’, close to the famous Medina.
The 184-room Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca enjoys a rooftop pool, spa, three restaurants, six meeting rooms and a relaxed urban style.
Known as Hotel Casablanca Plaza, the 16-storey hotel was completely renovated in 2011 and will see further enhancements to its restaurants and lounges.
The company’s third Moroccan property will be opened by year end on the exclusive 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.
When completed, guests will be able to enjoy the largest city centre swimming pool in Marrakech as well as an adjacent 88-outlet upscale retail mall, on-site branded Buddha Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Kidzo entertainment zone and an ice-skating rink, said the Movenpick in ist statement.
Meanwhile, in the summer of this year, Mövenpick will open its fourth hotel in Turkey, the Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn, a contemporary 137-room property overlooking the shores of Istanbul’s famous Golden Horn waterway, just 10 minutes from the city’s Old Town.
The hotel’s construction has been carried out in line with the latest international sustainable standards, using recycled materials and state-of-the-art energy and water saving technology, while the hotel’s interiors are by renowned designer Sinan Kafadar and evoke the naval influence of the Golden Horn estuary during the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
Commenting on the launch, president and CEO Jean Gabriel Pérès, said: “Considered organic growth has become a hallmark of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and these stunning new projects illustrate this philosophy perfectly."-TradeArabia News Service