Mövenpick signs up third hotel in Saudi Arabia

An artist's impression of the Movenpick Hotel Al Khobar.

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R) has recently signed a management agreement for what will be its third hotel in Saudi Arabia.

Following Jeddah and Madinah, a new hotel in Al Khobar is now on the expansion list of the Swiss hotel chain.

A new Movenpick hotel is set to be established at an ideal location on the Al Khobar Corniche, just 10 minutes from Dammam First Industrial City.

A total of 101 luxury rooms, 20 suites, two penthouses and eight deluxe villas will be available to guests from 2005.

Two restaurants and a tea lounge will offer quality gastronomy a la Movenpick - with conference and banqueting facilities for up to 700 persons.

A fitness club, swimming pool, tennis courts, shopping and business centres complete the services on offer.

“Movenpick Hotels & Resorts enjoy an excellent reputation in the Middle East, and are known for Swiss quality of the highest standard,” Shaikh Mansour bin Jumah, chairman of Mansour Bin Jumah trading and contracting establishment, the owning company of this exceptional hotel, said.

Andreas Mattmdller, senior vice-president Middle East at Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, added, “This new project enables us to expand our network in Saudi Arabia. Al Khobar has an important strategic position in the Doha-Bahrain-Al Khobar industrial triangle.”