Group takes over existing hotel in the Kingdom’s thriving capital, growing its footprint in the country to nine properties strong
Amman, Jordan – July 15, 2019. Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has strengthened its portfolio in Jordan to nine properties with the opening of the Mövenpick Hotel Amman today.
It follows the Group’s takeover and re-brand of an existing 218-key property in the Kingdom’s vibrant capital, which has undergone a refurbishment in line with Mövenpick brand standards and premium hospitality offering and is now welcoming guests.
Mövenpick Hotel Amman - the Swiss brand’s first property in the capital and its sixth in Jordan – is strategically located in the west of the city, close to the central business district, popular shopping malls and major cultural attractions including the Citadel, Temple of Hercules, Roman Amphitheatre and the Royal Automobile Museum. Queen Alia International Airport is located just 30 minutes away.
Following the property’s reflag to Mövenpick, a brand that resonates in Jordan due to its strong market presence, it is expected to become a destination for meetings and events, leisure and dining in the heart of the capital, popular with residents and visitors alike.
“Raising the first Mövenpick flag in Amman marks a milestone for the brand in the country where its Middle East growth story began and today operates six high-profile properties across Aqaba, Petra and the Dead Sea,” said Michael Nugent, Vice President Operations Levant & Pakistan, Accor.
“The new hotel not only complements these popular resorts, but Accor’s three additional properties in the capital, across the Fairmont, Le Grand – soon to be reflagged to Sofitel, and Ibis brands, provides business and leisure travellers with even more choice of quality accommodation options in the capital, from midscale to luxury.”
Mövenpick Hotel Amman features 218 rooms and suites and an extensive range of facilities including four restaurants, seven meeting rooms and a grand ballroom accommodating up to 1,200 people, an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room and an executive floor and lounge.
A highlight of the accommodation offering is the spectacular top-floor presidential suite with a balcony featuring a Jacuzzi and stunning city skyline views. Later this year, guests staying at the property can also earn benefits as part of Accor’s loyalty programme.
Reinforcing its commitment to the Jordan market, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan underwent major upgrade of the 6,000 sqm flagship Zara Spa Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea along with the launch of the new Zara Spa at Mövenpick Resort Petra to follow this summer.
An enhanced restaurant offering at Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Aqaba, to include the award-winning Red Sea Grill, as well as the reopening of Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel in Petra following a comprehensive refurbishment of the fortress-style property overlooking the Rift Valley completes the brand’s significant portfolio improvements in the kingdom.
Accor’s three additional properties in its growing Jordan portfolio include Fairmont Amman, which opened in 2017 as the first Fairmont property in the country, Le Grand Amman – another re-branding of a landmark hotel that will soon become Sofitel Amman following comprehensive refurbishment - and Hotel Ibis Amman
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes moments by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Providing an upscale, relaxed and uncomplicated guest experience, Mövenpick recognises that small gestures make a big difference. Whether it is a chocolate hour every afternoon, customised sleep technology to ensure a restful night or specially created fun and healthy kids’ menus, Mövenpick creates a human and warm environment for guests, business partners, and employees. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for its local communities, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1973, but with a heritage of food and beverage excellence stretching back to the 1940s, Mövenpick holds a growing portfolio of more than 80 hotels in 24 countries. Mövenpick is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.