Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opened its first property in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, the company’s tenth hotel in the Kingdom. The Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh, is the result of a SAR 800 million (US$213.2 million) investment, and has 438 rooms and suites. Situated in the business district on King Fahad Road, it is opposite the Ministry of Interior and 30 minutes from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport.
Mövenpick’s latest venture has the Rio Health Club, which has new fitness equipment, massage rooms, a sauna, ice room and pool, as well as 12 meeting venues – including a 1,200 square meters (12,917 square feet) Grand Ballroom.
The hotel also has diverse F&B options, such as Acacia by Pierre Gagnaire, the French Michelin-starred chef; Lebanese restaurant Naya; Indian restaurant Anardana; and all-day dining outlet Horizon.
There is also the all-female Aurora Spa.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts aims to operate at least 15 properties across Saudi Arabia by 2020.