The Vertical Experience at the Movenpick Hotel Colombo
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opened its doors in Colombo with its unique hospitality concept of altitude and attitude.
Amidst the bustling city life of Colpetty, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo was ceremoniously inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena. The striking glass façade of the five-star vertical property emulates modern architecture and design, with an organic hanging garden.
The hotel is owned by Softlogic Holdings and managed by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Speaking at the opening Steffen Antennas, CEO, Softlogic City Hotels said, "We set out to build this hotel to appeal to market segments of business minds - Colombo's most important room stay segment, leisure travellers, the need to stay close to the airport and gambling enthusiasts from India and the Middles East with F&B to be the lifeblood of the hotel experience." He added that in Mövenpick, Softlogic found a partner that aligned with their credo of "Best in the Business".
Meanwhile Olivier Chavy, CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts stated, "I would identify this hotel as a vertical urban resort. This will set the tone for a new generation of hotels."
“We set out to build this hotel to appeal to market segments of business minds, leisure travellers, the need to stay close to the airport and gambling enthusiasts from India and the Middle East with F&B to be the lifeblood of the hotel experience.”
The hotel is edgy and sophisticated with cuisine being its heart and soul. The Vistas Rooftop Bar & Lounge overlooks the mesmerising blue of the Indian Ocean and offers a grand view of Colombo. The Brasserie - a classic French restaurant, the Japanese Robata Grill & Lounge, all-day-dining venue AYU and the exclusive Mansion Bar and Night Lounge each have their own unique identity. Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has 219 luxuriously furnished guest rooms including Junior Suites, Executive Suites and a Presidential Suite, each equipped with a Jacuzzi. The hotel also includes a fully-equipped gym located 100 metres high and a spa operated by Spa Ceylon.
"My sincere thanks to Ashok, Steffen and the board for giving us the trust to operate your hotel. We have opened many hotels but I think our relationship is just amazing because we share the same vision. What we wanted to do was build a hotel which was different, fresh and new to the destination," said Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and South Asia.
Markus Mart, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo added, "Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is modern, fun, urban and cool".