MÖVENPICK Hotels & Resorts has signed two new agreements to manage properties in Asia – one in Enshi City, China and another in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Marking its debut in China, the 250-room Mövenpick Hotel Enshi is set to open in Hubei province this summer and will feature two restaurants, a bar, club lounge, 515m2 ballroom, eight meeting rooms, a pool, spa and fitness centre. It is said to be the first five-star hotel in the city.
Mövenpick Hotel Enshi will be followed by a 380-room resort on Phoenix Island, Sanya, a 350-room property in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia and a 300-room hotel in Jiading, Shanghai. All properties will be ready by 2015.
Meanwhile in Thailand, where Mövenpick is already operating two resorts in Phuket, a new management contract has been secured in Hua Hin.
The 190-room Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Hua Hin will offer landscaped gardens, two restaurants, a lobby lounge, ballroom, spa, pool and function rooms. It will begin welcoming guests within the next three years, as will five other properties Mövenpick has planned – two in Chiang Mai and one each in Koh Samui, Bangkok and Pattaya.
The two new signings are in line with Mövenpick’s global strategy to open 100 hotels across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia by 2015, or 25 properties in each region.
Mövenpick currently operates seven properties in Asia.