movenpick-deiraExpanding on its presence in Saudi Arabia – where it currently has nine properties – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts revealed plans at Arabian Travel Market for a new hotel in Jeddah – the 230-room Mövenpick Hotel Heraa Jeddah will be the group’s third property in the city.

Mövenpick currently operates 27 hotels in the Middle East, out of a global portfolio of 80, and according to president and ceo Jean Gabriel Pérès, is looking at the potential for additional properties in the UAE to augment its portfolio of six hotels in Dubai.

“During the course of the next 12 months, Mövenpick will launch seven new additions spread between Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia,” he said.

As well as opening the 137-room Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn this summer, a 184-room hotel will be launched in Casablanca and a 380-room hotel in Marrakech early next year.

In addition, the group will open a 167-room hotel in Kochi, India, plus a new resort in Pattaya, Thailand, early in 2015.

Meanwhile, summer promotions being circulated to the trade at ATM include offers of discounts of up to 30 per cent on room rates between June and end September.