Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has confirmed that it will be opening three hotels in the Middle East in 2018 – two in Dubai and one in Egypt.
The properties will be a key component of the group’s portfolio expansion as it forges ahead with plans to open 11 new properties in nine countries by the end of 2018.
“In the Middle East, Mövenpick will be opening two hotels in the United Arab Emirates: the stylish Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai and a Mövenpick hotel in Dubai Media City, both introducing new dining, leisure and meetings concepts to two of the city’s most desirable precincts,” said a spokesperson.
“The firm will also strengthen its presence in Egypt with the addition of Mövenpick Resort El Ein Bay, its second property in the desirable coastal area of El Sokhna.”
With a current pipeline of more than 40 properties, Mövenpick will enter several additional new markets over the next few years including Muscat and Ras Al Khaimah in the Middle East and Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Addis Ababa inEthiopia and Abuja in Nigeria, while consolidating its presence in countries with strong development potential.
“In 2018, our global expansion drive really steps up a gear, with the 11 new openings planned, putting us firmly on track to meet our target of 125 properties by 2020 and introducing the Mövenpick brand in some very desirable locations,” confirmed Olivier Chavy, president & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.