Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has revealed that it set to manage two new hotels in Vietnam and the Philippines.
The new properties are the contemporary new Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Quy Nhon, in Vietnam and the tower of Mövenpick Hotel Makati, Makati City, part of Metro Manila in the Philippines.
Chief operating officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia, Andreas Mattmüller said: “We already operate seven hotels in Asia including two in Thailand, two in Vietnam and one each in the Philippines, India and Singapore, but the new properties will bring the number of hotels we have under development in Asia up to 18. Our vision is to operate 25 hotels in the region by 2015.”
The move is in line with the Swiss hospitality company’s strategy to create a balanced portfolio of approximately 25 hotels in each of the regions where it operates – Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Quy Nhon is the company’s third hotel in Vietnam following openings in Saigon and Hanoi. The new resort is to be built to the highest environmentally sustainable standards on an isolated cliff overlooking the beach and corals of the South China Sea. It is scheduled to open at the end of 2015.
In addition to the innovative contemporary design of the nine-storey central building, the 180-room resort is expected to feature 52 individual cliff and hill villas, a spa, a 600m2 ballroom, boardrooms, a large variety of restaurants, cafés and bars, extensive pools and tropical gardens, boat jetty, gym and even a wedding studio and wind power station.
Mövenpick Hotel Makati, meanwhile, is set to open in 2016 and will be the third property to be operated by the Swiss company in the Philippines after Mövenpick Resort & Spa Cebu and a new fusion of eco-adventure and lifestyle on the exclusive Huma Island, Palawan.
Based in Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Tower, to be built in the heart of Makati City in fashionable Picar Place, the new hotel is due to feature 304 rooms and suites as well as 250 residences.
In addition to a 300-seat all-day dining restaurant, the hotel should also be home to Chinese and Japanese outlets, a panoramic rooftop venue and a bar with entertainment lounge. A 1,200m2 ballroom and a variety of multi-function rooms are also hoped to make the hotel a centre of attention for major events.
This year the company intends to open the doors to two of its newest hotels – the recently renovated 286-room Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai in the centre of the city’s night bazaar and a Mövenpick property in Huma Island, a private island in the Philippine archipelago of Palawan.