Mövenpick opens fourth UAE property; 69 globally

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened its fourth hotel in the UAE this month bringing its portfolio to a total of 69 properties in key international destinations.

The 216-room hotel is the first international five-star property in Deira for more than ten years. It is situated in the commercial district on the north side of Dubai Creek, said a statement from the upscale hotel management firm.

The property is less than three minutes’ walk from Metro station and 15 minutes by car from Dubai airport, whilst offering easy access to many of the city’s traditional landmarks such the Spice and Gold Souqs, as well as six golf courses all less than 25 minutes away.

The Mövenpick Hotel Deira is one of four projects in Dubai from Moevenpick and real estate developer, Seven Tides, alongside the 396-room Ibn Battuta Gate, said a top official.

Michael Nugent, the hotel’s General Manager said the property is filling a demand for affordable upscale accommodation in Deira from business executives, as well as destination travellers and inquisitive shoppers.

“While Dubai has been on a building boom, Deira’s five-star hospitality sector has been somewhat stagnant and we mean to bring in new energy,” he said.

Nugent noted that the hotel is designed as a ‘new-era heritage property in the city offering the latest in efficiency and comfort’. The hotel incorporates an executive floor as well as 25 suites. For private events, the hotel is thoughtfully equipped with seven dedicated rooms for corporate meetings and social functions for up to 90 guests - all with natural daylight.

Meanwhile, instant Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel’s public areas, backed up by around-the-clock support from the Business Services team.

The Mövenpick Hotel Deira offers three dining options. Jigsaw features a la carte and a buffet selection ‘with a difference’. Wok In’s intention is to represent the spirit of the Far East with interactive cooking taking place ‘centre stage’ in the contemporary Asian restaurant.