Markus Marti recognised at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for 25 years of service
The upscale hotel company of Swiss heritage recently recognised the General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel and Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar for completing a milestone of distinguished service.
Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 13 March 2013 – A momentous achievement in long and loyal service was celebrated by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, when it recently recognised Markus Marti for completing 25 years’ service with the company.
From left to right, Andreas Mattmüller Chief Operating Officer Middle East and Asia, Jean Gabriel Peres, President, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and Markus Marti, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel and Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar.
“We deeply value the loyalty of Markus to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Since starting his career in the Food and Beverage department, he has achieved tremendous success leading our teams in different parts of the world. A true veteran in the hospitality industry, he has contributed significantly in taking our two beautiful properties in Al Khobar to greater heights,” said Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer Middle East and Asia.
Of Swiss descent and born into a family of hoteliers, Marti quickly chose to follow suit and established himself in the hospitality industry. His first international assignment was in Bermuda in 1986, where he worked in the Food and Beverage department.
He joined Mövenpick Airport Hotel Zurich soon after and spent almost five years making steady progress in the Rooms and Front Office division, after which managerial appointments in Egypt and Saudi Arabia followed.
As part of his education, Marti graduated from the renowned Hotel Management School in Zurich and completed the Professional Development Programme at the prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Over the last 15 years Marti excelled as General Manager for several Mövenpick properties in Egypt, Mauritius, Maldives and Qatar, before joining Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar and Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar in May 2011. It is his sixth assignment as General Manager with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“I have tremendously enjoyed my time at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an organisation I have had the privilege to serve and grow with”, said Marti. “The company has offered me a wealth of opportunities and I am delighted to work again in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at a historic time in the development of this great nation”, he added.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 78 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Hainan Island, China) and Djerba (Tunisia).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com.