Mövenpick has announced its 11 new hotel projects in nine countries.
The new hotels are in France, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand. The upscale hotel company of Swiss heritage now has 69 hotels in operation and 31 in development of which nine will open this year.
Starting April, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will take over a 298-room upscale Red Sea property in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. In Morocco, the company will reopen a new 380-room hotel in Marrakesh in 2014, following a multi-million-euro renovation this year.
Towards the end of this year, the company will open a 26-villa boutique-style resort, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, in Samoeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Meanwhile, a low-rise hotel in the Tunisian desert oasis of Tozeur will be operated under the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brand from 2013 following a major refurbishment. On the white beach of Djerba island in Tunisia, a 255-room hotel is also presently undergoing a multi-million-Euro refurbishment before being reopened by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts next year.
From January 2013, the company will manage its first hotel with 282 rooms in Paris’ exclusive suburb Neuilly. Also to be launched in 2013 on Hainan Island, South China, is the 380-room Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Phoenix Island, Sanya.
The 270-room Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Jimbaran will be the Swiss company’s first hotel in Indonesia when it opens in 2014.
2015 openings include a new 350-room hotel in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China, designed by Hirsch/Bedner & Associates; and, in Malaysia, a new 250-room resort based on Pantai Pandak Beach on the South China Sea coast.
The company’s entry into Bangladesh will be heralded by the opening of a 280-room resort on the sandy sea front of Cox’s Bazar, the longest beach in the world at 124 km.
Movenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran