Mövenpick hotels undergo renovation
Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts (MH&R) are undertaking an extensive renewal schedule at a number of their properties running in parallel with the continuance of their expansion programme that will extend Swiss hotel chain’s impact on Middle East tourist scene.
The largest of the renovations in progress is the renewal of the Elephant Island Resort in Aswan. Mövenpick assumed the management of this hotel last year, and is in the process of giving the landmark property a new face.
Famed as a “garden” hotel, Mövenpick Resort Cairo, Pyramids’ rooms are housed in bungalows with terraces spread over a large area of lush, manicured gardens. Completely renovated in 2002, a further 250 guestrooms are to be added in response to customer demand, bringing the total up to 490 rooms and suites.
The Mövenpick Resort El Quseir, opened an extension to the property in 2002, adding 250 spacious new room in Nubian style bungalows set in luscious gardens. Now new first-class staff accommodation is being built in a different location. The area being vacated will house a new lobby bar, a fun pub and will become a late departure facility for guests.
In addition to the renovation projects, large expansions are ongoing at three other properties. The Mövenpick Bahrain, The Mövenpick Media City-Cairo and the Mövenpick Spa & Resort El Gouna. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain will open the doors of a grand ballroom ideal for banquets, conventions and weddings by the end of 2005.
The Mövenpick Hotel Cairo Media City, which opened in 2002, is already undergoing a major expansion.
In El Gouna, the Mövenpick Spa & Resort recently opened a 115-room extension and added a large swimming pool and an Italian specialty restaurant. This spring, the current expansion will be completed when the new Angsana Spa opens its doors.