Mövenpick to open 230-room hotel in Jeddah
Dubai, May 7, 2014
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is set to open a new 230-room hotel in Jeddah, the group’s third property in the Saudi city.
The launch of Mövenpick Hotel Heraa Jeddah comes in line with the group's expansion plans for Saudi Arabia, where it currently has nine properties, said a top official at the Arabian Travel Market.
Mövenpick currently operates 27 hotels in the Middle East, out of a global portfolio of 80, stated its president and CEO Jean Gabriel Pérès, who is looking at the potential for additional properties in the UAE to augment its portfolio of six hotels in Dubai.
“During the course of the next 12 months, Mövenpick will launch seven new additions spread between Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia,” revealed Peres.
As well as opening the 137-room Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn this summer, a 184-room hotel will be launched in Casablanca and a 380-room hotel in Marrakech early next year.
In addition, the group will open a 167-room hotel at Kochi in the south Indian state of Kerala besides a new resort in Pattaya, Thailand, early in 2015.
Meanwhile, summer promotions being circulated to the trade at ATM include offers of discounts of up to 30 per cent on room rates between June and end September.-TradeArabia News Service