Mövenpick Hotel Qassim and Qatar Airways sign preferred hotel partner agreement
The Preferred Hotel Programme agreement includes inflight announcements and website coverage
Qassim (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 14 February 2013. Mövenpick Hotel Qassim signed a preferred hotel agreement with Qatar Airways, the internationally renowned airline that links over 100 destinations worldwide. As a result of the agreement, the five-star hotel will benefit from inflight announcements on every Qatar Airways flight arriving at destinations within Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the airline’s official website will list the 159-room Mövenpick Hotel Qassim as a preferred hotel.
Mövenpick Hotel Qassim is only 30 minutes’ drive from the regional Qassim Airport and is situated at the junction of King Fahad Road and King Khaled Road in Buraydah. The Al Qassim district is known as Saudi Arabia’s food provider due to the area’s heritage of agriculture and Mövenpick Hotel Qassim is the only upscale hotel in the vicinity.
“We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Qatar Airways in a move which is extremely positive for awareness of the destination as well,” said Toufic Tamim, vice president sales and marketing for the Middle East. “This is our second property in Saudi Arabia to partner with Qatar Airways, following an earlier agreement relating to Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar in the country’s Eastern Province.”
The hotel features a contemporary art deco design and caters for business travellers and families. A sky-blue glass dome that welcomes the desert sun and the early evening glow is another prominent characteristic of the hotel. Most notably however, is Mövenpick Hotel Qassim’s commitment to stand out as one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The property maintains its efforts in this respect by adhering to a set of ‘green standards’ and responsible operating procedures.
Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations. The company’s Preferred Hotel Programme is a prestigious platform that highlights hotels of exceptional quality.
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.