Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has sealed an agreement with Smart Properties to manage a property in Pakistan’s first smart city.
Set to open in 2023, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Capital Smart City, Islamabad – the group’s second property planned for the city – will feature 250 hotel rooms and 150 serviced apartments, four dining venues, meeting facilities, a fitness centre and two swimming pools.
Islamabad Capital Smart City is a mixed-used mega development featuring residential, retail, commercial, entertainment and hospitality components. It is located a five minutes’ drive from Islamabad’s new international airport.
Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ global chief development officer, said that this signing “sets Mövenpick on track to become the largest international hotel operator in Pakistan”.
Mövenpick currently operates Mövenpick Hotel Karachi and has two more hotels in active development in Pakistan. They include Mövenpick Hotel Centaurus Islamabad, set to open in 2019, and Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, mooted for completion in 2021.