Mövenpick returns to Sana’a
THE Swiss Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts group continues its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of a new and luxurious five-star hotel in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a.
The 338-room hotel is ideally suited to both business travelers and individual guests and sets new standards for the hotel industry in Sana’a.
The Mövenpick Hotel Sana’a is distinguished by its breathtaking views of the Old City of Sana’a and its ideal location. The hotel is situated in the newly developed and prestigious area of Dhahar Hemyer, just seven minutes from the city center and 20 minutes from the Sana’a International Airport.
The hotel’s 338 rooms, including 39 suites, are all elegantly decorated in a luxurious and contemporary style that meets the highest standards. Exclusive services are offered on the hotel’s three executive floors, where an executive lounge, meeting rooms and express check-in and check-out are among the standard services. Guests can enjoy the Mövenpick’s renowned dining excellence in the stylish surroundings of the hotel’s main restaurant, the specialty Moroccan restaurant Dar Fez or in the Al Fresco pool restaurant and bar. The hotel’s culinary services are complemented by the Panorama lobby cafe, a nightclub and a gourmet shop.
The hotel is equipped with no less than 10 spacious conference and banquet rooms of various sizes, including a 1000 sqm ballroom catering for weddings, conferences and large-scale events for up to 1500 guests, as well as a business centre boasting state-of-the-art facilities.
Guests can relax at leisure in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna or fitness center, or on the floodlit squash and tennis courts. The hotel’s exclusive Sivalai Spa facilities, with 8 treatment rooms, are managed by the Thai Heritage Spa Co. Ltd. The hotel’s broad range of services is rounded off by a shopping arcade and a Kids’ Club for younger guests.
According to the hotel’s general manager Roger Tannous, “The Mövenpick Hotel Sana’a is the largest and most exclusive hotel in the city and sets new standards for the hotel industry in Sana’a, reflecting our contribution to the promotion of tourism in the region. Sana’a offers a great deal to both business and individual travelers, and we look forward to indulging our guests in the spirit of true Swiss hospitality.”
Says Andreas Mattmüller, senior vice-president, Middle East, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, “Yemen was one of the few white spots on the map of our expansion into the Middle East. Following on our hotel presence in Aden in the 1990s, we are delighted to be returning to Yemen in the form of the Mövenpick Hotel Sana’a. This important step has been facilitated by our robust partnership with the International Company for Touristic Investments, the owning company of this exceptional hotel.”