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Turkish Construction Company, Mak-Yol, Signs Mövenpick
to Operate New Hotels in Istanbul and Bodrum
November 16, 2006 - The Swiss international hotel chain has just signed a management contract with the proprietor company Mak-Yol for two new hotels in Turkey. While the Mövenpick Suites & Spa Istanbul is to be Mövenpick’s second hotel in the bustling metropolis Istanbul, the first Mövenpick Resort within Turkey is to be completed in Bodrum.

"Given the success we’ve enjoyed since February 2003 with the existing Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, we’re delighted to be launching two new hotel projects with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts," explains Adnan Cebi, Vice Chairman & CEO of Mak-Yol. "We are in no doubt that the Mövenpick philosophy will delight the guests at the two new hotels, too."

Mövenpick Suites & Spa Istanbul

Mövenpick Resort Bodrum

The Mövenpick Suites & Spa Istanbul is to be completed in Istanbul’s Etiler district, a prime residential and business area, by mid-2008. 

The five-star hotel, part of a multipurpose complex, will offer 102 spacious suites consisting of one- and two-bedroom apartments, aimed at long-stay corporate customers. Trademark Mövenpick cuisine and delicacies will be served in the main restaurant, the lounge and the bar; guests will also be able to rest and relax at the spacious and luxurious spa and leisure centre with its indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Three meeting rooms and a fully equipped business centre will be available for banquets and conferences.

"The Mövenpick Suites & Spa Istanbul will ideally complement our existing hotel in Istanbul and generate additional synergies," says Frank Reichenbach, General Manager Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul and Regional Manager for Turkey. "The Etiler and Levent districts are only a stone’s throw apart, making the offer even more attractive for our guests."

By June 2007 the Mövenpick Resort Bodrum on its hilltop location will become a five-star boutique resort styled in a hip Mediterranean design offering 91 comfortable rooms and suites, and boasting breathtaking views of Gümbet Bay and the Aegean Sea. The town centre is a 10 minutes drive by car, with Milas-Bodrum Airport is only 30 minutes away. The spa and leisure facilities will include swimming pools, a fitness centre, a hammam, a sauna and massage booths. Guests will be able to savour international and Turkish specialities at the restaurant, with refreshing drinks and snacks available from the bar. The facilities are rounded off by three conference rooms and a business centre.

"With these two new hotels our portfolio within Turkey will be expanded to four establishments," adds Stefan Flury, Senior Vice President Europe Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. "The new Mövenpick Hotel Izmir is scheduled to open in the first half of 2007. And so we’re very much looking forward to the new challenges that lie ahead in Turkey."

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R), a premium hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 23 countries with 80 hotels existing or under construction and focuses on its core markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The international hotel group with Swiss roots is forging ahead with its expansion and aims to extend its portfolio to include 100 hotels by 2010. MH&R has an established presence in the 4 and 5-star segment with two types of accommodation: business and conference hotels and holiday resorts. In keeping with its slogan "True Excellence in Swiss Hospitality", the hotel chain is a byword for the uncompromising quality of its products and services. The hotel group is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7 %) as well as the Kingdom Group (33.3 %).


Alain Gozzer
Public Relations Manager
 Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Zürichstrasse 106
CH-8134 Adliswil
Phone +41 44 712 25 51
Fax +41 44 771 17 11

Also See: Mövenpick Opens First Non-smoking Hotel, the 288 room Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City; Bernhard Haller Opening GM / June 2006
Asteco Signs Mövenpick to Manage Four Exclusive Hotels within the City of Dubai / April 2006

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