Date: December 2018
Location: Diamniadio – a new city developed by the Senegal government, close to Dakar’s new Blaise Diagne International Airport, as well as the expanding seaport of Bargny.
Name: Moevenpick Hotel Dakar – opening 2021
No. of Keys: 462
Buyer: Excellenc6 Senegal Hotels & Resorts.
Following the signing, Marc Descrozaille, Accor chief operating officer, commented: “This strategic project with our valued partner not only solidifies Movenpick’s presence in this fast-developing region but also affirms our group’s long-standing affinity with Senegal, cemented with the opening of our first hotels in Dakar almost 50 years ago under our mid-scale and luxury brands.
The hotel will benefit from a prime location in a mixed-used development with financial, residential, recreational and conference districts, as well as a university, state ministries and a 50-hectare industrial park.
Mövenpick Hotel Dakar will be a dining destination in its own right, offering guests and local residents the choice of 11 venues including three speciality restaurants, one ‘Panoramic’ restaurant and bar and an all-day dining outlet, among others.
With Dakar witnessing a significant surge in meetings and events business, the modern urban resort will feature a conference centre with 12 meeting rooms, while leisure travellers, including families, will enjoy facilities such as two swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, a kids club and a spa.
THPT Comment: Following the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts earlier this year, AccorHotels has a committed network (operational and pipeline) in the Middle East and Africa of over 400 hotels, representing close to 100,000 rooms across 35 countries in the region. This will be Moevenpick’s first hotel in Senegal.
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