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Mövenpick celebrates 70 years of culinary excellence

Chef Andreas Weber presents the seven dishes in Bangkok ahead of the official launch. An accompanying book of menus is also available at each property

Seven dishes have been earmarked to celebrate the brand’s 70 years of culinary innovation. A global promotion that is being rolled out at each property.

BANGKOK – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts introduce the ‘70 years of culinary excellence‘ promotion, available in restaurants at all Mövenpick properties globally from 10 March to 20 April 2018.

The promotion was introduced by Mr Mark Willis President Asia Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Seven dishes have been earmarked to celebrate the brand’s 70 years of culinary innovation. A global promotion that is being rolled out at each property.

Menu favourites have been highlighted to mark the Mövenpick Group’s 70th anniversary, paying tribute to the company’s founding principle – doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. I was privy to taste the seven dishes recently in Bangkok, at the Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15. Outstanding dishes well worth looking out for.

Seven remarkable dishes that marry the old with the new – popular classics and guest favourites updated for the modern palate, inspired by cuisines and gastronomy trends from around the world.

The first Mövenpick restaurant, Claridenhof, opened in Zurich in July 1948, offering simple dishes that could be ordered à la carte – a refreshing alternative to conventional set menus and the first of many Mövenpick innovations.

Twenty-five years later, in 1973, the restaurant company capitalised on the brand’s reputation for quality food, affordability, staff training standards and innovation by opening the company’s first two hotels. This marked the official launch of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

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Andrew J Wood was born in Yorkshire England, he is a former hotelier, Skalleague and travel writer. Andrew has 48 years of hospitality and travel experience. Educated at Batley Grammar School and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew started his career in London, working with various hotels. His first posting overseas was with Hilton International, in Paris, and he later arrived in Asia in 1991 on Bangkok with his appointment as Director of Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel and has remained in Thailand ever since. Andrew has also worked with the Royal Garden Resort Group now Anantara (Vice President) and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Vice President of Sales and Marketing). Latterly he has been the General Manager at the Royal Cliff Group of Hotels in Pattaya and the Chaophya Park Hotel Bangkok & Resorts.

A past board member and Director of Skål International (SI), a former National President with SI Thailand and a two time past President of the Bangkok Club. Andrew is the former President of Skål Asia. In 2019, Andrew was awarded SKÅL’s highest award the distinction of Membre D’Honneur.

He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Asia.

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