To be Yemen’s largest hotelMovenpick on the way [Archives:2004/705/Local News]

January 22 2004

Movenpick Hotel & Resorts (MH&R) recently signed an agreement to bring its first hotel in Sanaa.
Following the agreements in both Dubai and Al-Khobar, a new hotel in Sana'a is now on the expansion list of the Swiss chain.
The new Movenpick hotel is set to be established as the most lavish and by far the largest hotel in Sanaa and in Yemen.
Located in the newly-developed and prestigious area of Dahr Himyar, just seven minutes from the city center and 20 minutes from Sanaa International Airport, the hotel project will include 330 luxury rooms of 42 sq. m size, among them 31 suites, and a presidential suite, to be available to guests from September 2004.
Movenpick's excellence in dining lends itself wonderfully to the hotel and provides an exquisite experience: Six international and themed restaurants and cafes will offer a variety of culinary experience and ambience.
The hotel will also feature the largest conference and banqueting facilities including a ballroom of 1,000 sq. m capable of hosting large events, weddings and conferences for up to 1,500 guests and nine meeting rooms with various sizes supported by a state of the art business centre.
Sports and leisure facilities will include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, an aerobics studio, sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, squash and tennis courts as well as a children's playground.
Hussei Ahmed Banafa'a, Managing Director of the International Company for Touristic investments Ltd. the owning company of this exceptional hotel, is delighted that the new agreement has been concluded: “Movenpick Hotels and Resorts enjoy an excellent reputation in the Middle East, and are known for Swiss quality of the highest standard. It was for this reason that we decided to award the management agreement to MH&R, and are convinced that we have found a strong international partner.”
With this agreement, MH&R will be enjoying international representation with 49 hotels in 15 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and now in Yemen.