AHIF 2017: Mövenpick reaches brand new milestone in Africa expansion

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has marked another milestone in its Africa expansion strategy with construction work on the 0-key upscale Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan currently underway.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

The upcoming property’s first stone was laid on Saturday, October 7th, in addition to a 2020 opening date was announced in a ceremony of which heralded the acceleration of the Swiss hospitality firm’s development plans inside the sub-Saharan region.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan will be the company’s first property in Côte d’Ivoire in addition to one of four currently in active development inside the region.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

The different three are Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi in Kenya, which is actually on track to open in 2018, Mövenpick Hotel Addis Ababa in Ethiopia set to open in 2019 in addition to Mövenpick Hotel & Conference Centre Abuja in Nigeria set for completion in 2020.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts currently operates a 260-key property in Ghana – Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

“As building work on Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan commences, we take another step closer to realising our ambitious expansion plans for the Sub-Saharan region,” said Andrew Langdon, chief development officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

“Opening a modern lifestyle hotel in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial in addition to banking centre is actually a strategic move of which not only capitalises on Abidjan’s growing prominence as a major business hub, yet reinforces Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ presence in West Africa.

“of which is actually crucial to our development strategy as we actively seek opportunities to grow our portfolio in addition to become a leading hospitality company inside the region.”

Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan is actually located inside the heart of the city’s Le Plateau business district, home to government buildings in addition to local landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral in addition to Banco National Park.

When completed in 2020, the property will feature an all-day dining restaurant; a lounge/bar; an executive club lounge; a state-of-the-art fitness centre in addition to contemporary meeting space.

“The hotel will be well placed to facilitate trade missions, government-related business in addition to general commercial trade,” said Langdon.

Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan’s ownership is actually a joint venture between Société Abidjanese de Promotion Industrielles et Immobilières, a private company of which owns the office complex in addition to mall adjacent to the property, in addition to renowned construction firm Bouygues Batiment International.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick reaches brand new milestone in Africa expansion

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