Mövenpick adds to Saudi Arabian portfolio


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The brand new Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh opened its doors on 1 September, marking the debut of the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brand in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The 5-star property features 438 luxury rooms and suites.

“We are thrilled to be opening the first Mövenpick hotel in Saudi’s vibrant capital, which also marks another major milestone as our 10th property in the kingdom,” said Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Asia. “We have always felt a strong connection with the Riyadh community and are delighted now to have the opportunity to welcome guests to our fantastic new property, offering them our warm hospitality and a host of modern facilities, from the spectacular ballroom to signature dining experiences.”

Guests of Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh can dine at restaurants including Acacia by Pierre Gagnaire, the highly acclaimed French Michelin-starred chef, Naya serving Modern Lebanese cuisine, authentic Indian restaurant Anardana, and all-day dining outlet Horizon.

The hotel has also teamed with beautician Joelle Mardini to create its all-female Aurora Spa by Joelle. Additional property features include the Rio Health Club with modern fitness equipment, massage rooms, sauna, ice room and pool; 12 meeting venues including a 1200sqm Grand Ballroom; and a kids’ club.

“There will always be something new, lively and interesting happening at Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh,” said General Manager Philippe Bonnot. “The property is destined to become a local landmark.” Mr. Mohamed Bin Dawood, the CEO of Manafea Holding Co., which owns Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh, said the company’s partnership with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts was a “winning formula”.  “Together we have created a distinctive hotel that will mark a new era for Riyadh, introducing a new style of hospitality and service the local market will highly appreciate,” he said.

Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh’s debut marks another step towards Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts achieving its goal to operate at least 15 properties across Saudi Arabia by 2020.  This latest hotel opening boosts the hospitality firm’s inventory to 3894 keys kingdom wide.

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