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Mövenpick signs Management Contract for New Resort in Abu Soma

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with International Company for Tourism and Hotel Investments for the  Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma. The new resort which will offer 424 rooms and suites, is scheduled to open in 2010.

Abu Soma, with its countless coral reefs, is exceptionally popular among member of the diving community. Just 45 kilometers south of Hurghada and 150 kilometers north of Marsa Alam, Abu Soma is also beloved for its gradually sloping beaches and as an ideal starting point for sea or desert excursions – Luxor is only 200 kilometers away, for example.

“We are proud to carry out this unique project in cooperation with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. The Swiss hotel group enjoys an excellent reputation here and is one of the strongest hotel brands in Egypt,” said Abdul Aziz Al Mawardi, the owner of the project.

The Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma, located directly on the shore of the Red Sea, will offer guests several swimming pools and will use water landscapes to enrich the vast gardens which lead directly to the sandy beach.

With its main restaurant, a specialties restaurant, a fish restaurant and several bars, guests will be able to select from a wide range of culinary offerings. Leisure facilities include a diving center, miniature golf course, tennis courts, and a wellness complex. The younger guests will be able to gather in the Kids Club while conferences and banquets take place in a multi-purpose hall (500 sqm) or five seminar rooms.

“The Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma will enrich our portfolio of upscale holiday resorts. We look forward to soon being present at Abu Soma along with El Gouna, El Quseir, Taba, El Sokhna and Sharm El Sheikh. This new property will offer our guests an additional exciting option on the Red Sea,” said Josef Kufer, Senior Vice President Africa Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale hotel management company with 12,000 employees, is represented through over 90 hotels existing or under construction in 26 countries with a concentration in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The international hotel group with roots in Switzerland is expanding and has a stated objective of increasing its hotel portfolio to 100 by the year 2010. The hotel group is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%).

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