AHIF 2017: Mövenpick reaches completely new milestone in Africa expansion

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Completely 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 Completely New Milestone In Africa Expansion

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

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Completely New Milestone In Africa Expansion

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

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Completely New Milestone In Africa Expansion

The various other three are Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi in Kenya, which is usually on track to open in 2018, Mövenpick Hotel Addis Ababa in Ethiopia set to open in 2019 along with also Mövenpick Hotel & Conference Centre Abuja in Nigeria set for completion in 2020.

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Completely New Milestone In Africa Expansion

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

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick Reaches Completely 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 Completely New Milestone In Africa Expansion

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

“This specific is usually crucial to our development strategy as we actively seek opportunities to grow our portfolio along with also become a leading hospitality company inside the region.”

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

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

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

AHIF 2017: Mövenpick reaches completely new milestone in Africa expansion

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