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 right now underway.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

The upcoming property’s first stone was laid on Saturday, October 7th, as well as a 2020 opening date was announced in a ceremony in which heralded the acceleration of the Swiss hospitality firm’s development plans inside 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 as well as one of four currently in active development inside region.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Brand New Milestone In Africa Expansion

The additional 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 as well as 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 as well as banking centre is actually a strategic move in which not only capitalises on Abidjan’s growing prominence as a major business hub, however reinforces Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ presence in West Africa.

“This particular is actually crucial to our development strategy as we actively seek opportunities to grow our portfolio as well as become a leading hospitality company inside region.”

Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan is actually located inside heart of the city’s Le Plateau business district, home to government buildings as well as local landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as 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 as well as contemporary meeting space.

“The hotel will be well placed to facilitate trade missions, government-related business as well as 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 in which owns the office complex as well as mall adjacent to the property, as well as renowned construction firm Bouygues Batiment International.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick reaches brand new milestone in Africa expansion

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