Hotel Openings

85689 31 Jan 2019

AccorHotels Announces the First Premium Hotel to Open in Media City

Opening in March 2019, Mövenpick Media City will be the only five-star hotel within the locale and home to the only ballroom in the district

Dubai, UAE – AccorHotels, the world’s leading travel and hospitality group, is pleased to announce the soon-to-be-opened Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City.  As the first and only premium accommodation in Media City, within the upcoming Innovation Hub, and in close proximity to Internet City, the hotel will appeal to professionals in search of connectivity and convenience, as well as the lifestyle requirements of leisure guests with opportunities to explore the vibrant urban city.

Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City features 235 spacious guestrooms and suites starting in size from 46 square metres upwards to 94 square metres. The hotel also boasts a fully equipped Convention Centre, completely unprecedented for the area, with a resplendent ballroom that can cater upwards to 800 guests. Adding to its appeal, award winning, local celebrity chefs Nick and Scott will actualize their latest collaboration with Verve Bar & Brasserie, destined to become a dining destination in its own right.

Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City is in close proximity to Sheikh Zayed Road, the longest road in the United Arab Emirates as well as Nakheel and Internet City metro stations, and business hubs such as Media City and Jebel Ali Free Zone.  Guests will also enjoy the convenience of being close to the heart of the city’s commercial activity as well as renowned attractions such as the Mall of the Emirates and the Palm Jumeirah located just a short drive away.  

The property’s General Manager, Alfio Bernardini shares: “We are delighted to soon unveil the latest addition to the Mövenpick portfolio. Grand Plaza’s unique positioning, central location and exemplary facilities will serve to provide the best experiences for both business and leisure travelers. Every element of the property has been designed in line with our brand promise – ‘we make moments’.

The elegant property boasts exquisite attention to detail, high ceilings and large windows bathing the chic interiors in rich natural light. Setting a majestic scene upon entering the atrium of the property is The Swoop – the iconic chandelier, comprised of 3,500 hand-blown crystals, acting as a spiraling centerpiece. The artistic masterpiece was specially designed by Katerina Handlova, inspired by the flight of the bird, a simple concept whose aerodynamic intricacies are captured perfectly.

All rooms utilise a neutral colour palette and are set against breathtaking views of the Palm Jumeirah. Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the hotel. The Executive Lounge offers an ideal workspace, tying in with overarching aim of encouraging possibilities wherever feasible for guests.

The hotel’s dining experience rings true to its Swiss origins, with the highest quality. It offers guests a choice of five in-house lifestyle driven venues.  From Afternoon High Tea at The Grand Lounge, the ‘neighborhood’ deli Slice, poolside healthy dining options at Bytes, classic European escape Verve Bar & Brasserie, brainchild of award-winning\ chefs, Nick and Scott and TWENTY THREE Rooftop Bar, the new hotspot on the block, combining panoramic urban vistas with light bites and twenty three classic cocktails.

The hotel offers a fully equipped Convention Centre, inclusive of a 600 square metre ballroom, the only one of its kind in Media and Internet City, with a capacity of 800 guests, ideal for conventions, meetings, weddings and celebrations. Nine flexible meeting rooms, are aptly named after the winds of the world, including Sirocco, Mistral, Bise, Khamseen and Shamal, inspired by The Swoop. These are equipped with state of the art audiovisual technology, complementary WiFi and lighting equipment.

Other facilities include an expansive health club spanning the fourth floor and comprising an outdoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam rooms. The Spa by SensAsia, provides tailored and expertly delivered body treatments stemming from Balinese grace, Japanese elegance and Thai tradition.



About Mövenpick

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes moments by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Providing an upscale, relaxed and uncomplicated guest experience, Mövenpick recognises that small gestures make a big difference. Whether it is chocolate hour every afternoon, customised sleep technology to ensure a restful night or specially created fun and healthy kids’ menus, Mövenpick creates a human and warm environment for guests, business partners and employees. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for its local communities, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1973, but with a heritage of food and beverage excellence stretching back to the 1940s, Mövenpick holds a growing portfolio of more than 80 hotels in 24 countries. Mövenpick is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.



AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries. 

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years. 

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge servicesco-workingdiningevents management and digital solutions.

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.   

AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.

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