Mövenpick signs new wellness resort in Thailand

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, Thailand. Photo credit: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) to rebrand and manage the Nai Lert Park Hotel in downtown Bangkok.

The urban resort, which originally opened in 1984 in Bangkok's central business district, will re-open under Mövenpick’s management in early 2019 once renovations are complete. The property is near major attractions, malls, embassies, corporate offices, Ploenchit BTS skytrain station and Phetchabury MRT metro station.

The 294-room Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok will be the hospitality firm’s third property in the Thai capital, joining Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok and Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.

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The addition of the new Mövenpick will expand the firm's Thailand portfolio to nine properties. These operate in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, Pattaya and Phuket.

Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin is the company's latest opening in Thailand. The 96-room oceanfront resort opened in early August on the Gulf of Thailand. Mövenpick renovated the Asara Villa & Suite Hua Hin as part of the property's rebranding. 

The resort is near the center of Hua Hin and a two-hour drive from Bangkok. The new properties set Mövenpick on track to operating 125 properties by 2020. 

The group lined up 11 openings in nine countries this year, including the new Mövenpick in Hua Hin. The other properties are Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis in Tunisia, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi in Kenya, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru in the Maldives, Mövenpick Hotel Basra in Iraq, Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA in Malaysia, Mövenpick Hotel Sylhet in Bangladesh, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments and a Mövenpick hotel in the UAE, Mövenpick Resort El Ein Bay in Egypt and Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai in Thailand. 

Mövenpick's current hotel development pipeline includes more than 40 projects. The firm will enter several new markets over the next few years through these projects, including Muscat in Oman, Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Abuja in Nigeria.

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