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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts prepares for 2017 opening as Downtown Dubai property is signed

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts prepares for 2017 opening as Downtown Dubai property is signed


4175Plans for a new hotel apartment tower in Downtown Dubai complete one more step towards Dubai’s vision of welcoming 20 million visitors by 2020. The modern skyscraper will become the seventh Dubai property of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, who announced it signed a management and operating agreement with El Housein Limited.

With an enviable location walking distance from Dubai Mall and 1 km from Dubai International Financial Centre, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai will offer its guests access to key attractions and important business districts. Dubai International Airport is just 9 km away.

The 246 hotel apartments will be developed with varying sizes, ranging between 36 sqm for studio apartments and 104 sqm for two-bedroom apartments. A speciality restaurant and lobby café will provide a variety of cuisine and guests will also be able to relax at a swimming pool, gymnasium, spa and beauty salon. Several shops and two meeting rooms complete the plans.

“As Dubai continues to develop and Expo 2020 nears, multiple districts with their own feel, geographic importance and accessibility emerge. Downtown Dubai is an area we’ve eyed for a while and I’m delighted that we will be able to add this vibrant and central location to our portfolio,” said Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Asia.

He continued by revealing that the property’s main focus will be on providing medium and long-term accommodation. There is a growing market for travellers to Dubai who prefer the comfort and convenience of fully furnished, fully serviced, branded hotel apartments. Of course, the proximity to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and associated attractions means we will also be well placed to accommodate GCC families on leisure travellers once it opens in 2017.”

The company’s seventh Dubai property, will be in a new area of the city for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, namely in Downtown Dubai. Its other six properties are located across Ibn Battuta Mall near Jebel Ali, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Jumeirah Beach on The Walk, Bur Dubai, Deira and in Mamzar near Sharjah.

El Housein Limited,the owning company ofMövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai, is also the owner of Mövenpick Hotel Les Berges Du Lac Tunis. Both properties are currently under construction.

Fethi Neifer, the owner of El Housein Limited, said he is excited about the company’s partnership with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “We like the fact that Mövenpick has a clear strategy for expansion, which builds confidence and clarity. I am certain our two projects will benefit greatly by being managed with a focus on quality, high standards and consistent service.”

Worldwide, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts currently operates 81 hotels in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The next property to open in the region is Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh, which is scheduled to welcome guests from early 2015.


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Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Hajar Tower Makkah First To Receive HACCP Certification

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Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Hajar Tower Makkah First To Receive HACCP Certification


UAE has 85 percent HACCP Certifications; Mövenpick sets the trend for food safety & hygiene in Makkah

244In a significant move, the Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Hajar Tower Makkah has been the first hotel in Makkah to receive the ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point’ (HACCP) Certification. This is in accordance with the hotel working relentlessly towards achieving high quality standards for its guests.

“We are proud to receive this certification and it is one of seven certifications received by the Group for this region, with still more properties to be certified by end of this year. The certification endorses our stand on the importance of quality standards and safe food handling especially for religious tourists,” said Omar Boujlid, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Hajar Tower, Makkah.

Strict regulations on food safety and hygiene is becoming a norm in the GCC region. Certifying these facts, the United Registrar Services, an independent assessment and certification body stated that UAE has 85 percent HACCP Certifications on food safety for hotels in the region. However, Movenpick is setting a trend in the Makkah region. 

Focusing on quality and opulence, the hotel unveiled its Amiri signature suites that offer elegance and extravagance. Each suite measuring 150 square meter will have a theme and boast a master bed room and twin bedded room with a spacious living room, dining area, kitchen and storage area.

“These suites are part of the plan to reach complete capacity of 800 rooms by August 2010, just in time for the holy month of Ramadan. We cater to a large number of guests be it international or even from surrounding Arab regions. Tourists hailing from the GCC are the highest spenders and among them, Kuwaiti nationals rank second in terms of hotel guests from the GCC,” added Boujlid.

HACCP, a certification awarded by an independent company United Registrar of Systems Ltd, is an internationally recognized authority on food safety. The Company will continue to monitor and audit the hotels on an annual basis. The certification ensures that the Group can identify any breakages in the HACCP chain through strict record keeping and documentation.


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