New hotel in Old Dubai
Deira gets first new international five-star hotel in a decade
Deira, Old Dubai, UAE, January 24 2011: Dubai’s commercial hub, Deira has its first new international five-star accommodation in more than ten years with the opening of the Mövenpick Hotel Deira, according to general manger, Michael Nugent.
He said that the 216-room property is already filling a demand for affordable upscale accommodation in Deira by business executives, as well as destination travellers and inquisitive shoppers.
The recently opened Mövenpick Hotel Deira is the first five-star international hotel to open in Deira
“While Dubai has been on a building boom, Deira’s five-star hospitality sector has been somewhat stagnant and we mean to fill this void by bringing in some new energy.”
He said that Deira’s development continues along with the greater destination, and the Mövenpick Hotel Deira is a fine example of the Emirate’s ongoing hustle and bustle.
The hotel is located at the heart of Old Dubai’s early commercial district on the north side of the city’s arterial waterway, Dubai Creek - a brisk 20 minutes walk from the hotel.
“Deira houses many official departments which remain key stop-off points for those who have earmarked Dubai as part of their business playing field. They are all a short car journey away from the hotel – indeed some can be reach by foot,” Nugent said.
He also noted that Deira is home to many of Dubai’s destination highlights making it a great rendezvous for inquisitive holidaymakers, destination travellers and shoppers.
Rest, in the hotel and on the beach “We also give you a beach,” said Nugent. “A private beach club, Oceana Beach Club and a New York-influenced Grill and Bar, West 14th, are located on The Palm Jumeirah for a taste of the sun, sea and surf.”
The complimentary hotel bus shuttles to and from the beachside rest and relaxation haven throughout the day.
Meeting for business The Mövenpick Hotel Deira is also thoughtfully equipped with seven meeting facilities designed with daylight features for private meetings and events for up to 90.
Meanwhile, instant Wi-Fi on log-in throughout the hotel’s public areas gives swift global connectivity and the Business Services team are available around-the-clock – and give true service, not lip-service to administration support.
New eating spot for Deira residents
The Mövenpick Hotel Deira has three dining options comprising two restaurants and a bar. Jigsaw is open daily, until late offering a la carte and a buffet selection ‘with a difference’. Wok In’s intention is to represent the spirit of the Far East with interactive cooking taking place ‘centre stage’ in the contemporary Asian restaurant. Wok In Bar has its sights set on being a sought-after rendezvous and features live entertainment.
Mövenpick Hotel Deira is a Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts property in partnership with Seven Tides.
Bite: Breakfast on the house
The Mövenpick Hotel Deira is offering Dhs 595++ per room night, including breakfast so that those who are out to explore Deira’s commercial opportunity or even its tradition and heritage start the day in good shape, through to March 31 2011. WiFi is included, as is a complementary shuttle and day pass to the Oceana Beach Club on The Palm Jumeirah.
Bite: Three for two
The Mövenpick Hotel Deira is offering Dhs 595++ per room night and the third night for free as a gesture to those who realise that a visit to Deira needs ‘that extra day’, through to March 31 2011 – and WiFi is included.
Bite: Book Ten rooms and meets for free
The Mövenpick Hotel Deira is offering a day delegate rate at Dhs 175++ per person which includes lunch and refreshments at two breakout sessions. Plus, for every ten rooms booked a ten-person delegate package is included at no extra cost, with free WiFi thrown in to boot.
Bite: New eating spot for Deira residents The Mövenpick Hotel Deira has three dining options comprising two restaurants and a bar. Jigsaw is open daily, until late offering a la carte and a buffet selection ‘with a difference’. Wok In’s intention is to represent the spirit of the Far East with interactive cooking taking place ‘centre stage’ in the contemporary Asian restaurant. Wok In Bar has its sights set on being a sought-after rendezvous and features live entertainment.
For media enquiries:
Sarah Fernandez, Communications Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Deira
Tel: +971 504003189, +971 55 400 3189
Susan Furness at Strategic Solutions
Tel: +97150 6556126
As the global hospitality industry continues to ponder the pace of business, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with real estate developer, Seven Tides, prepares for the opening of more than 1,200 rooms over four properties in Dubai, UAE.
This includes the 216-room Mövenpick Hotel Deira which opened in January 2011 to offer an efficient welcome to visiting business executives, inquisitive shoppers, small meeting groups and lunch & dinner time diners in Dubai’s traditional locale of Deira on the north-side of the Creek from January.
Also within the pack of four is the 396-room Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, a property of iconic stature both inside and out, which is cleverly inspired by the journeys of the 14th century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta himself. The hotel is located in ‘New Dubai’ and opened its doors to business travellers, holidaymakers and destination tourists in October 2010.
Meanwhile, the Asian-inspired Royal Amwaj Resort & Spa on Palm Jumeirah will be open later in 2011. At first glance, the 293-room retreat-like resort seems to be playing a credible tune as it blows its own trumpet by announcing some ‘industry firsts’, including an upscale all-inclusive package available through preferred travel partners.
2011 will also see the pack complete with opening of the contemporary Oceana Hotel & Spa. Seven Tides’ second property located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah will open 324 rooms on the heels of the Oceana Beach Club and restaurant-bar venue, West 14th, the New-York Grill and Bar. Both the club and the restaurant opened for business during the summer of 2010 and like the hotel are set to deliver great family entertainment.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 26 countries with over 90 hotels existing or under construction. Focussing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, the international hotel group specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts. Of Swiss origin, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts positions itself in the upscale segment and stands for quality, reliability and care with a personal touch. The hotel group is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%).
Meanwhile, established in Dubai in 2004, Seven Tides is an international-oriented holding company currently focusing on hospitality and real estate sectors.