HONG KONG, 23 December 2015: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is expanding in Southeast Asia with two new properties set to open in Malaysia and Vietnam by 2018.
The Swiss hospitality firm has signed a deal to manage the 30-storey Mövenpick Hotel Kota Bharu, a 453-key five-star resort in Kelantan, a state under rapid transformation on the country’s east coast. This takes the group’s portfolio in Malaysia to three properties strong, with an upcoming hotel in Kuala Lumpur and a beachfront resort in Terengganu.
In the same year, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh Bay, an integrated beachfront resort located in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, spanning some 20 hectares and featuring 250 rooms, 100 residences and 100 villas. This will be the fourth Mövenpick hotel in Vietnam.
The two new management deals materialise as the group opens its fifth property in Thailand; Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya’s (January).
Expansion continues with hotels in the Philippines and Indonesia. The Mövenpick Resort Boracay and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran, South Bali are both on track for 2016 openings.
“We are rapidly cementing a solid presence in Southeast Asia, where we have identified strong growth opportunities for the upscale hospitality concepts Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts delivers,” said Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts senior vice president Asia Andrew Langdon.
“With the new properties signed for Vietnam and Malaysia, we see our cluster strategies for these exciting markets start to be realised, while our debuts in new countries mark another milestone to be a major player in a region where we plan to open at least 15 new properties by 2020.”