MOVENPICK Hotels & Resorts, a Swiss hospitality group, will expand its network in Southeast Asia with a new property in Thailand next year and two in Malaysia and Vietnam in 2018. The new management deals come as the group’s fifth property in Thailand, Mo
Andrew Langdon, senior vice president for Asia, said the group had signed a deal to manage the 30-storey Movenpick Hotel Kota Bharu in Malaysia. The 453-key resort in Kelantan, a state under rapid transformation on the country’s east coast, is scheduled to open in 2018.
This takes the group's portfolio in Malaysia to three properties, with an upcoming hotel in Kuala Lumpur and a beachfront resort in Terengganu.
Also in 2018, Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh Bay, an integrated beachfront resort in Khanh Hoa province in Vietnam, will open. It will span some 20 hectares and feature 250 rooms, 100 residences and 100 villas.
This will be the company's fourth hotel in Vietnam. The brand is currently present in Hanoi, while new openings are scheduled for Phu Quoc and Quy Nhon in the next two years.
The property in Malaysia is a certified green building featuring the latest environment-friendly technology to save energy and reduce wastage. It features a 815-square-metre Emperor Suite occupying the top three floors of the property, a helipad, an expansive banquet hall for 1,000 guests, a restaurant and cafe, stylish boutiques and retail outlets, male and female swimming pools, a spa and gym, a club lounge and a business centre.
Meanwhile, Resort Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam will include an amphitheatre, a cooking school for guests, themed retail village, water park, spa, adventure zone for family activities and team-building retreats, and an exclusive kids' zone featuring miniature famous buildings and landmarks from around the world.