Movenpick Hotels & Resorts will open two new properties in Malaysia and Vietnam in 2018, further strengthening the Swiss hospitality group’s expansion campaign in Southeast Asia.
The new hotel in Malaysia will be a 453-room property in Kelantan – a state on the country’s east coast that is undergoing rapid development. The opening of the 30-storey Movenpick Hotel Kota Bharu will take the group’s Malaysian porfolio to three properties, with an upcoming hotel in Kuala Lumpur and a beachfront resort in Terengganu.
Movenpick Hotel Kota Bharu will be a certified “green building”, offering the latest environmentally friendly technology to save energy and wastage. It will include the 815 sqm Emperor Suite (occupying the top three floors of the hotel), a helipad, a banquet hall for 1,000 guests, a restaurant and café, boutique and retail outlets, male and female swimming pools, spa and gym, club lounge and business centre.
Meanwhile, in Vietnam the Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh Bay will also open in the same year. The integrated beachfront resort will be located in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam, spanning some 20 hectares and featuring 250 rooms, 100 residences and 100 villas. It will be Movenpick's fourth property in Vietnam – the brand currently maintains a presence in Hanoi and new hotels are scheduled to open in Phu Quoc and Quy Nhon over the next two years.
Features of the Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh Bay will include an amphitheatre, cookery school, themed retail village, water park, spa, an adventure zone for family activities and team-building retreats, and a kids’ zone featuring miniature landmarks from around the world.
“We are rapidly cementing a solid presence in Southeast Asia, where we have identified strong growth opportunities for the upscale hospitality concepts Movenpick Hotels & Resorts delivers,” said Andrew Langdon, senior vice president Asia, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“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 in our strategy to be a major player in a region where we plan to open at least 15 new properties by 2020.”
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