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SOURCE Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts
DUBAI, UAE, November 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens its sixth property in Dubai.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the first international five-star hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, one of the fastest-growing business bases in the United Arab Emirates and Dubai's newest district.
The newly open Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a landmark in the dynamic residential and commercial quarter and is the sixth hotel in Dubai to be managed by the upscale Swiss hospitality company.
"Many major global corporations are relocating to Jumeirah Lakes Towers and this is creating a diverse, exciting neighbourhood," said Andreas Mattmüller, chief operating officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia. "Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts believes there is exceptional potential here and we expect to thrive as a major hospitality and social hub at the heart of this energetic environment."
Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a lakefront community that is just minutes from the city's most important business districts, commercial free zones and airports including the new Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport.
With large man-made lakes and 64 contemporary towers, Jumeirah Lakes Towers has become one of Dubai's fastest growing new districts with more than 50,000 people working and living in the area and 6,500 companies using it as a business base.
It is a perfect location for the 168-room Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, which offers expansive views of the Dubai Marina skyline and the tranquil waters of the lakes while being easily accessible from The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and Dubai's famous beaches.
"Our setting is striking and we have worked hard to ensure that the personality of the hotel is relaxed, inviting and unpretentious as well as providing a lively atmosphere that reflects our inspirational surroundings," says General Manager Hayden Edgtton.
The hotel's three dining and entertainment options with their emphasis on relaxed sophistication will undoubtedly become neighbourhood hotspots. The urban bar & kitchen (ubk) is a modern bar offering a warm fun-loving ambience while serving grills, roasts and classic comfort food from lunch until the early hours.
Meanwhile, the lakeside views of 'nosh' offer the options of an alfresco terrace or an indoor setting with open kitchens serving refined international fusion cuisine. In the lobby is Crema, the hotel's meeting point and perfect place for getting together over coffee and snacks.
Even the hotel's contemporary meeting facilities channel the vitality of this urban location. The hotel's eight meeting rooms offer wonderful views of the lakes and skyscrapers of Dubai's architecturally futuristic Sheikh Zayed Road, while two private function rooms with glass walls and terrace access provide a refreshing business perspective.
For guests looking to relax, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers offers seven spa treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, an intimate outdoor infinity pool and access to the Riva Beach Club on The Palm Jumeirah. The city's most popular golf courses and shopping malls are all within easy reach.
The hotel is the sixth Mövenpick property in Dubai following openings in the city areas of Deira, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, Ibn Battuta Gate and Al Mamzar.
The hotel is owned by IFA Hotels & Resorts, an acknowledged leader in the development of premium hotels and residential resort projects as well as luxury leisure services.
Joe Sita, chief executive officer, IFA Hotel Investments, the asset management arm of IFA Hotels & Resorts, concluded: "This is the first Mövenpick property in our portfolio and we are eager to celebrate its success with not only the development and operational teams, but most importantly, with our guests, owners and area residents. We have no doubt that this property will become the most desirable place to stay within Jumeirah Lakes Towers."
A video showcasing the essence of the hotel is available here.
More information is available at: http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/dubai-jumeirah-lakes-towers.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 80 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Sanya (Hainan Island, China) and Djerba (Tunisia).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment - all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com.
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