Movenpick seals hotel deal
Movenpick Hotels and Resorts has secured a management agreement to
operate the Movenpick Hotel Colombo, a 180-room property, which is
expected to open by mid 2013. The upscale property, located next to
Liberty Plaza in the heart of the city will occupy half an acre in the
prime downtown district, surrounded by commercial businesses, high-end
residences and prestigious restaurants.
Softlogic Chairman Ashok Pathirage
Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Asia Chief Operating
Officer Andreas Mattmuller said the company is excited about opening in
Colombo, which is in line with its development strategy to secure
projects in key Asian markets. Its a great opportunity to expand our
presence in such an emerging travel destination, he said. It dovetails
perfectly with our commitment to international expansion and will
strengthen our brand portfolio in Asia.
He added that Movenpick Hotels and Resorts look forward to working
with owners SoftLogic Holdings in establishing and growing the business.
Softlogic Holdings Chairman Ashok Pathirage said they were keen to
work with a globally recognised brand and Movenpick Hotels and Resorts
meets our criteria perfectly.
I am sure with their world-renowned levels of service and large
client base, they will be a successful addition to the Colombo
hospitality scene, he said.
Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, an upscale hotel management company
with over 12,000 employees, is represented through over 90 hotels
existing or under construction in 26 countries with a concentration on
its core markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.