Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will be out in force at Arabian Travel Market 2011 (ATM) between May 2-5 – promoting its current 13 developments in the Middle East and global expansion, which is concentrated on Asia.
The rapidly expanding chain has four more properties coming up in Dubai – Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Jumeirah Lake Towers; Mövenpick Residence at the Square; The Royal Amwaj Resort & Spa; and Oceana Hotel & Spa. Its growing UAE portfolio will also include properties in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.
Other regional developments include two hotels in Saudi Arabia, Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar – set to open in June – and Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh, and one project in Oman, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Salalah.
The region’s premier travel trade exhibition is a convenient opportunity for Mövenpick Hotels & Resort to promote its collection of newly opened hotels regionally and globally – and this year it will be promoting a total of 26 properties from its stand.
Asia has been a clear growth area with the Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa in Singapore and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Cebu among the recent openings and 12 exciting signed projects within Thailand, China, Malaysia and India.
Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia, said the company always enjoys attending ATM and this year it is especially excited, given the number of new properties opening in the Middle East and Asia. “The show is perfect for us as it enables us to network with key trade buyers, raise brand awareness and generate sales leads,” he said.
Alongside the networking benefits, the show provides an excellent forum for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to promote its range of summer offers – room rates will be reduced by up to 25% throughout the summer and Ramadan – and enables tour operators to negotiate intra-regional and outbound deals.
During the week-long show, the hotel company will officially launch its Circle M loyalty programme, which provides members exclusive discounts on food and beverage, and rooms, at participating hotels regionally.