Mövenpick Dubai celebrates first year
THE Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai celebrated its first successful year of operation as the Swiss Group’s inaugural hotel in the UAE this August.
Led by GM Thomas Tapken, the hotel has proven itself to be a worthy competitor in the Dubai marketplace, establishing the Swiss chain with high standards of service and cuisine as well as a variety of innnovative charity events.
The coming year will introduce several exciting charity-based challenges and celebrations, involving the local community, business partners and staff. The hotel has strategically positioned itself within the market place as one of the best city business hotels, offering guests a distinctly unique and personalised five-star experience, firmly based in the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts approach of giving guests a home away from home. Gastronomy has been the focus for 2004 with the introduction of a new executive chef who introduced new flavours and menus. An enhanced focus on guest needs has meant that banqueting opportunities at the hotel have been strongly promoted on the Dubai market. A prime target market is weddings, with a new precedence set for style and quality in designing wedding packages.
Tapken said, “The successful rebranding of a hotel in a vibrant and growing international market such as Dubai has been one of my biggest challenges yet. The success of the property is due to an effective operations team. What makes the difference is our people, our energy and our drive. The vision for the future of the brand is based around these philosophies, ensuring success for this hotel and other projects in the UAE.“