Monday, March 25, 2013

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed opens Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai -- a joint project of Omniyat & Al Shabab Sports Club

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed opens Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai -- a joint project of Omniyat & Al Shabab Sports Club

The 5th Mövenpick property in Dubai is the first international hotel in Al Mamzar area

Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2013: HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of Al Shabab Sports Club in Dubai inaugurated yesterday (Sunday, 24 March, 2013) the Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai, located in Al Mamzar.

The new hotel, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ fifth property in Dubai and Omniyat’s first such venture, boasts 180 superior and deluxe rooms, as well as one and two-bedroom hotel apartment suites.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Mehdi Amjad, Omniyat's Executive Chairman and CEO, thanked HH Sheikh Mansoor for his presence and patronage and said he was pleased with the product of this partnership between his company and Al Shabab Sports Club -- an outstanding hotel in a distinctive new destination.

“Dubai is definitely a place where iconic developments and pioneering initiatives sprout all the time, as evidenced by the series of recent announcements of ambitious new projects in the emirate, made by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai,” Mehdi said.

He added: “We are proud of the way we have developed The Square project, which is the result of collaboration between multiple partners, including Al Shabab Club and Mövenpick, anchor tenants, retailers, franchises, architects and contractors, all joining hands to maximize value and desirability. Today we are delighted to crown our partnership with the inauguration of the new hotel.”

The new Mövenpick property is set to be a popular destination in The Square. Already, the hotel is witnessing high levels of occupancy.

The Square offers a superior lifestyle experience for those who look for serenity in community living. The complex comprises nine low rise residential buildings and a commercial section with a retail arcade occupying the entire ground floor. The property is surrounded by 6,000 square meters of gardens and water.

Mehdi added: “Omniyat is among a handful of private real estate companies that have succeeded in adapting to the altered real estate scenario after the global financial meltdown of 2008. We were able to overcome the challenges posed by the crisis and smartly turn them into opportunities. The Square is a testimony to our ability to excel in a tough market.”

Mr. Gerard Hotelier, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Vice-President of Operations for Middle East and India added: “We are pleased to work with Omniyat and Al Shabab Club in developing this world-class hotel, and both organizations have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and team spirit. For Movenpick, this new hotel will help boost our footprint in the Deira area.”

Due to its proximity to Dubai International Airport, Dubai Creek, the emirate of Sharjah, Dubai Airport Free Zone, port and trading centres, Deira remains a vibrant central district where hotels enjoy upwards of 80 per cent occupancy year-round.

The new hotel is ideal for families, executive travellers and long-stay guests. Each of the rooms and apartments at Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai are well appointed, and come with a convenient kitchenette. The property has also attained the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) classification as ‘Deluxe Hotel Apartments’, the highest standard of hotel apartments in Dubai.

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