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MÖVENPICK HOTELS & RESORTS ACCELERATES EXPANSION PLANS

Amy Bryant

AFTER INKING RECORD NUMBER OF DEALS IN 2016, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is expanding.

2016 was a momentous year for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts with more than 13 new properties signed, boosting its development pipeline to 33 hotels across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Operating 83 hotels worldwide, the new inked deals will add more than 9,000 extra keys to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ growing inventory over the next four years, with all pipelined properties currently on track to open by the end of 2020.

New deals signed in 2016 will see the company debut in several locations across the Middle East and Asia including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and, in the UAE, the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

The appointment of new CEO, Olivier Chavy, which made global headlines, has ushered in a new era for the hospitality firm, which unveiled a fresh new logo and corporate identity to better reflect its warmth and inherent ‘Swissness’.

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“2016 was our most successful year yet in terms of the number of new hotels we signed, which averaged more than one a month and grew our pipelined portfolio by more than 30 per cent,” said President and CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Olivier Chavy.

In 2016, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts made history as the most ‘Green Globe certified hotel company in the world’ with an overall average compliance score of 84%, an impressive 2.5 p% higher than the average of all Green Globe certified members worldwide (81.5%).

At the end of the year, more than 63  properties were Green Globe certified and more than half of those (35), had achieved the prestigious Green Globe Gold Member status, with more currently working towards this standard.

At the 2016 World Travel Awards, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea was named ‘Best Luxury Resort Spa 2016’; Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach was crowned ‘Best Luxury Contemporary/Stylish Hotel 2016’; and Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi received the ‘Best Boutique Hotel in South East Asia 2016’ accolade.

In Europe, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center was ranked 9th in Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Top 10 Best Hotels of Amsterdam’ listing and Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul was named one of US News & World Reports’ ‘Best Hotels in Europe’ 2016-2017.
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In 2017, the company will mark its debut in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Kenya with the openings of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo and Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi.

The remaining four new properties on track to open this year are: Mövenpick Hotel Les Berges Du Lac Tunis in Tunisia, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay in the Philippines and in Thailand, Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok and Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai.

 



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