MOEVENPICK Hotels open first hotel in India and introduce 24 hour rate

Swiss premium hotel chain Moevenpick opened in Bangalore its first property in India, the only five-star international hotel in India offering the convenient 24-hour rate concept.

Conveniently located near the main business districts of the city and a 30-minute drive from the airport, Moevenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore boasts 182 generously sized rooms and suites. Guests staying in executive club rooms or suites enjoy a variety of convenient benefits including a 24-hour rate starting from the moment they arrive, which will help the majority of international travellers taking early morning or late evening flights.

Moevenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore features a selection of four dining and entertainment options including the 24-hour My Place restaurant, the Obsidian bar, featuring a striking 1920s art deco interior design, the Italian restaurant Mezzaluna and the soon-to-open Perfect Sky, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and lounge.

The Sohum Spa is a state of the art wellness facility and features eight treatment rooms and an extensive selection of therapies, inspired by Ayurveda, the ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing, in addition to Oriental and European healing techniques. The Spa captures in its design and décor the Hindu temple architecture of South India, creating a soothing retreat for equilibrium and harmony. Situated on the 12th floor and offering magnificent city views, the fitness centre features modern equipment and dedicated rooms for Yoga and meditation.

Kodandaram Ramaiah, managing director MSR Hotel (Bangalore) Pvt Ltd and owner of the hotel, said he looked forward to a long and successful relationship with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. "The company has built up a large profile in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and are very positive to drawing in global travellers who know the brand, as well as introducing it to executives within the Subcontinent."

Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts has strong expansion plans in India and has recently announced a second property in the country, the Moevenpick Dharamshala Resort & Spa, an exclusive 110-room resort in the Northern Indian Kangra Valley due to open in 2013.