Mövenpick Opens Hotel Enshi in China
Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 - 10:07AM BPG
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ENSHI, CHINA—Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opened the 14-story Mövenpick Hotel Enshi in the city’s business district.
“We are proud to become the first five-star hotel in the city of Enshi...a significant step forward for showcasing the Mövenpick brand to a new generation of Chinese travellers,” stated Jean Gabriel Pérès, president/CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
Mövenpick Hotel Enshi offers 240 guestrooms, including 27 suites and one presidential suite.
In keeping with the company’s philosophy of offering properties that reflect local culture, the hotel interiors feature Tujia and Miao ethnic art.
In addition, authentic local and Cantonese dishes are the specialty of Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant, where 14 private dining rooms can accommodate between eight and 20 guests. All-day dining venue The Chef Theatre serves a selection of prime steaks, authentic Swiss specialties, Italian pastas and French desserts, while Dessert House offers Mövenpick ice cream and chocolates.
There's also an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, spa and hair and beauty salon, as well as meeting and function space.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is marking its 40th anniversary year, and Hotel Enshi is the first of four new hotels the company expects to open in China by 2015. Already under development are a 380-room resort on Phoenix Island, Sanya; a 350-room hotel in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia; and a 300-room hotel in Jiading, Shanghai.
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