Mövenpick steps up African expansion


Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will debut in three new African markets over the next four years.

The Swiss hospitality brand will open three upscale hotels across Kenya, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire between 2016 and early 2019.

First on the list is the 223-key Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi set to open in mid-2016, followed by the 212-key Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan in early 2018, and the 250-key Mövenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja in 2019 (see story here).

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is a 15-storey property owned by real estate developer Golf Course Hotel (K), situated in the Kenyan capital’s Westlands district with features including a revolving tower with panoramic downtown views, plus dining, leisure and meetings facilities.

Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan is located in the centre of Cote d’Ivoire’s largest city, adjacent to the corporate and government district and offering guests a range of business, MICE and leisure amenities.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ African portfolio currently comprises 23 hotels, resorts, and cruise ships spanning five countries.

The company will open its third property in Morocco, the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès, Marrakech, in mid-2016 and has inked a management deal for a third hotel in neighbouring Tunisia – the Mövenpick Hotel Les Berges du Lac Tunis, scheduled for completion in 2016.