Accor has signed two European properties under its residential Movenpick Living brand.

The extended stay brand offers stays of up to 120 days, and aims to combine “the comfort and privacy of home, with hotel services on top”.

The first property in Europe will be the Movenpick Istanbul, scheduled to open in 2021. It will offer one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a “sky villa” and garden villa with outdoor terrace, swimming pool, spa, hammam, sauna and restaurant.

Meanwhile in Disentis ski resort in the Surselva Region of Switzerland a dual-branded Movenpick Living property and Movenpick hotel is slated to open in early 2024. It will feature 91 apartments and 150 hotel rooms, as well as restaurants, a bar, children’s play area and spa.

The Movenpick Living announcement came as part of a wider expansion for the Movenpick group, which was acquired by Accor in 2018.

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Australia’s first Movenpick property is set to open in January, with the 221-room Movenpick Hotel Hobart set to offer an Italian restaurant, flexible meeting space and a gym.

A total of ten Movenpick hotels have been signed this year, six of them in Europe in locations including Basel, Brussels and Split.

A 72-room property also opened in The Hague in June, featuring an outdoor terrace with views of the Noordeinde Palace.