• Monday, December 04, 2023
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Movenpick Hotel: A blend of Swiss and African traditions


  A first time visitor to Accra, the financial headquarters and seat of power in Ghana, may not readily notice the imposing new presidential mansion located in the Central Business District of the town. But the visitor cannot afford same for the 260-room Movenpick Ambassador Hotel , Accra, a huge edifice housing “over 26 leading brand outlets , extensive office space as well as above the ground parking for 365 cars”.

The grand Movenpick is the perfect exhibition of Ghanaian hospitality, blended with exemplary style and comfort of Swiss hospitality. The hotel’s ambience is extra-ordinary; it has highly equipped conference halls, luxuriously relaxing rooms and top-of-the -range hotel amenities.

Located in the central business district of Accra, a hub of some sort-playing host to many government offices, financial institutions and corporate businesses, the hotel is easily accessible from any corner of the city, and is less than 10 minutes (seven kilometres) away from Accra’s Kotoka International Airport.

The Movenpick Ambassador Hotel offers state-of- the -art halls for conferences and meetings that are fully equipped with the latest audiovisual technology. Beside its four multi-functional meeting rooms, the elegant ballroom of 600-guests capacity caters for both small intimate meetings and large sit-down banquet.

The 260- room hotel includes 61 Executive Club rooms with their own dedicated 24-hour Club Lounge, 15 Junior Suites with balconies and views over the swimming pool and gardens and a 320 square metres Presidential Suite. Standard features in all rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet access, a 40-inch LCD TV, a comprehensive selection of international TV channels.

The top range eatery, the Sankofa Restaurant, is an all-day spot to experience a mix of international and Africa dishes in a lively and cosy atmosphere.

For live music and exquisite cocktails in a very relaxed and serene atmosphere, the place to be is the One2One bar, which is close to the Sankofa.

Away from there, the Lobby Lounge with its spacious, classic and calm setting provides avenue to feast on some of the best pastries and drinks. While the Pool Bar and BBQ sections offer special grill foods of different make for those willing to explore.

Destined to be the meeting point for Accra during the day or after dark, the lobby Lounge is a refreshing and cosy escape that offers light refreshments, exquisite pastries and ‘grab and go’ menu. At Ricardo’s Cake & Pastry shop, spoil yourself with a lavish range of sweet temptations including Danish pastries.

Accra’s newest Deli sensation offers freshly made sandwiches, pasta dishes, daily produced Sushi and much more.

When it comes to fitness and sports, the hotel represents true marvels of a five star. Along with a fully equipped fitness centre having all the modern exercise machines expert trainers, there is a separate children area where parents can without fear leave their children and head out for their own activities, knowing their kids are in safe hands. The children area is a fulltime entertainment package for kids with multifarious activities at their disposal.

The hotel offers one of the best and exciting banqueting facilities in the city complementing its array of upscale rooms and other facilities.

The star conference spot is the divisible ballroom spanning 750sq metres with a seating capacity of 550 – dinner style. It is equipped with sophisticated conference gadgets and you are also assured of natural daylight during your event.

Complementing this are five meeting rooms with each having its special dedicated facilities.

However, the hotel awaits your visit especially this April to grace its April Break from just $250 per night for one guest at its superior room or $290 for two guests plus a complimentary half bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne per room per night.

Founded in 1948 by Ueli Prager, a Swiss national, as a restaurant business, Movenpick Hotel has over the years expanded it scope moving into hotel and resorts business as well with interest in over 90 hotels scattered across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.