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Mövenpick   Targets Singapore as the Next Stage in its Asia Expansion

February 2007 - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is taking another major step in its expansion into Asia. In mid-2006 the Swiss hotel group took over a holiday resort on Phuket/Thailand; now it has just signed a management agreement with Maxz Universal Development Group for a new development on Sentosa Island, Singapore. The resort is scheduled to open at the end of 2008.

"It is an honour for us to start the New Year with such an exceptional project and to have found a strong partner in Maxz Universal Development Group," declared Jean Gabriel Pérès, President & CEO Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, after the signing of the agreement. "The future hotel on Sentosa will further enhance our portfolio and blends in perfectly with our strategic expansion plans in Asia."

"We decided in favour of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts because it enjoys a reliable reputation as a hotel operator in so many markets and is considered as an innovative newcomer in the Asian hotel landscape," explained Seeto Keong, CEO of the Maxz Universal Development Group. "We are confident that its expertise, service and quality standards, combined with its typically Swiss values, will fully satisfy the requirements of the market."

The project consists firstly of an existing historical building built in the colonial style around 1940, which will be completely renovated as part of a development aimed at retaining the listed façade and restoring it to its former splendour. Secondly, a new extension comprised essentially of rooms with sea view will be added to the hotel.

"The resort’s unique architectural and historical elements are certain to bring new life to the region’s history by adding a contemporary touch," says Andreas Mattmüller, Senior Vice President Middle East & Asia Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. "The resort is an integral part of the island concept and fits perfectly in the natural surroundings.

The Mövenpick Treasure Resort Sentosa is located on a gentle slope next to the Merlion landmark, and it will offer 186 spacious rooms and suites. The culinary choice will include a Mövenpick Restaurant, a speciality restaurant and a bar in a nostalgic style to complement the colonial ambiance. There are also plans to create a luxury spa and leisure area as well as modern conference and banqueting facilities.

The island of Sentosa lies to the south of the main island of Singapore and is a famous holiday resort with many abundant attractions for the whole family. It can be reached from Singapore by bridge, by cable car or the light rail system - the vibrant shopping district of the city of Singapore is never more than 15 minutes away. The island offers a perfect mix of natural rainforests, vast leisure amenities and highly coveted beach-front residential and commercial areas. With its multi-billion dollar projects, Sentosa is set to becoming one of the leading leisure destinations in South East Asia. The Mövenpick Treasure Resort Sentosa is scheduled to open along with a multitude of new leisure attractions.
Sentosa Resort Movenpick 
Mövenpick Treasure Resort Sentosa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R), a premium hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 25 countries with over 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:
Turkish Construction Company, Mak-Yol, Signs Mövenpick to Operate New Hotels in Istanbul and Bodrum / November 2006

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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