Movenpick signs up for Disneyland hotel

An artist's impression of the resort

 Movenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R) has signed a management contract for a new themed hotel in Val de France, the new hotel district of Disneyland Resort Paris.

The Movenpick Dream Castle Hotel, the first MH&R facility in France, is now under construction. The Swiss hotel group has signed a contract with the leaseholders, Thomas Cook AG and Dertour, for management of the 400-room hotel, scheduled to open in June next year targeting predominantly German-speaking clientele.

With over 13.1 million guests last year, Disneyland Paris is the largest tourist destination in Europe and the hotels already in place enjoy record occupancy.

MH&R’s new property is inspired by medieval castles. The hotel is a joint project of Euro Disney, Dertour and Thomas Cook, which, as leaseholders will also take over its marketing together with MH&R, especially in German-speaking markets.

The four-star, family-friendly hotel will offer 40 rooms, two restaurants and an outdoor terrace restaurant as well as a lobby bar, conference rooms, child-friendly facilities, fun swimming pool, fitness/wellness area and a garden overlooking a lake.

Free shuttle buses bring guests in just a few minutes to the Disney parks entrance. The new Movenpick hotel will enjoy transport connections by express train, rail (TGV, Eurostar, Thalys), road and air.

Jean Gabriel Peres, president and CEO at MH&R, said: “As a Disneyland resort, the Movenpick Dream Castle Hotel will offer guests the true conviviality MH&R is known for. The opening of this hotel in June next year provides an excellent platform for establishing MH&R in France.”