09 Jan 2018

Iraq’s Basra to embrace luxurious Mövenpick property this year

Renowned luxury hospitality brand, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, is gearing up for a spectacular debut in Basra – Iraq’s economic capital and a regional oil and gas hub.

The opulent Mövenpick Hotel Basra houses 152 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, and is scheduled to grace the city’s hospitality scene in Q1 of 2018. 

Boasting a strategic location in the heart of the city, the property offers easy acess to the commercial district of Al Baradi'yah and is a mere 25km west of Basra International Airport. 

The stunning property will fill the gap in the Iraq’s upscale hospitality market.

Olivier Chavy, president and CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts enthused on the project: “Basra is one of the Middle East’s fastest-growing economic centres, a major oil producer and is undergoing rapid infrastructure development, so the time is right for Mövenpick to cement its presence in this flourishing city.

“Our upcoming property will cater to pent-up demand from the corporate sector, which contributes around 90 per cent of hotel demand in Basra due to the high volume of oil and gas and shipping companies based in this booming region of Iraq,” he added.  

Mövenpick Hotel Basra will compirse an impressive porfolio of state-of-the-art facilities, including an all-day dining and a specialty restaurant; an executive lounge and a lobby lounge, catering to corporate guests; a meetings and events area, featuring a beautiful 700m2 ballroom, a multi-functional hall and a meeting room; an indoor swimming pool; fully-equipped gym; an indulgent spa and beauty salon; and a retail area.