Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Asian expansion plans have been given a significant lift, with the signing of a major contract for three properties in Thailand.
The deal with real estate developer Nusasiri will see Mövenpick open two hotels, located in Bangkok and Khao Yai, before the end of 2016, and a third, in Phuket, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai, Bangkok, will offer 160 serviced apartments, including one-, two- and three-bedroom units, plus a restaurant, lobby lounge, rooftop bar, swimming pool, fitness centre and meeting space.
Located close to the UNESCO-listed Khao Yai National Park, three hours’ drive from Bangkok, Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai will feature 114 rooms, suites and villas, plus a European-style “clubhouse” containing a restaurant, bar, café, meeting space, swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
Finally, the Mövenpick Resort Mai Khao Phuket will offer 220 rooms on the island’s west coast, close to the airport. Facilities will include a restaurant, beach club, meeting space, a kids’ club, three swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa.
“This is our second property in Bangkok and the debut of our exclusive serviced apartment brand, Mövenpick Residences. It’s our third resort in Phuket, while in Khao Yai we are delighted to be opening up the first truly internationally managed resort in this well-known domestic destination. We are very much looking forward to bringing our upscale brand and Swiss-inspired hospitality standards to all these destinations,” said Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick’s senior vice president for Asia.
Mövenpick currently operates eight hotels in Asia, four of which are in Thailand. Other new openings planned for the region include the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay, which will open this year, and the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali in early 2017. The Swiss group is targeting a portfolio of more than 30 hotels in Asia by 2020.