Mövenpick BDMS Redefines Wellness Tourism in Bangkok

Thailand, Bangkok, Mövenpick, health and medical tourism

Swiss-originated hotel company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is taking over the formerly-known Park Nai Lert Hotel. Renovations have been done to turn the property into a wellness resort connected to a Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) clinic which will offer guests programs to keep fit and healthy. A premiere in the world according to Accorhotels (which now owns Mövenpick) and BDMS management.

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok is the third property run by the Swiss chain in Bangkok but it will be a very different style of hotels than other Mövenpick properties. Following the closure of the Park Nai Lert, the hotel structure was originally deemed to be turned into a fully-equipped hospital or clinic. Finally, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services new owners of the property realised the assets of having a well-designed hotel in the midst of Bangkok surrounded by lush gardens, a unique setting in Thailand capital. It became clear then that a clinic linked to an independently-run hotel would be a better business combination.

Nestled in the heart of Sukhumvit, the resort is surrounded by 1.2-acres of lush greenery with trees dating back over a century.  The hotel is featuring 293 spacious rooms and suites with balconies that overlook the gardens with already more than half of them being renovated to the new wellness standards. Guestrooms come now equipped with yoga mats, a dedicated health and fitness TV channel and a range of signature in-room amenities. ” In contrary to former spa hotels in Europe, we have this world-unique point of integrating a medical team inside of the hotel’s own premises,” described Mövenpick BDMS GM Bruno Huber.

“BDMS facilities are not similar to a hospital. It is more a way of keeping people healthy, which is the current trend in lifestyle today. Our guests visiting the clinic area can learn about ways to eat properly, follow a regeneration program, digestive wellness, fertility programs or cardiology well-being. It is all about making people feeling good,” told Raymond Chong, Chief Executive Officer, BDMS Wellness Clinic.

” By combining Mövenpick’s distinctive Swiss style with our clinic’s world-class preventative medical services, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok will introduce a brand new concept to the market. We look forward to embarking on an exciting era of holistic hospitality,” he further stated.

“Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis and we are delighted to bring a hotel inspired by such a unique wellness concept into the heart of the city, where our guests can relax within lush green gardens whilst enjoying convenient access to the BDMS Wellness Clinic. With extensive MICE facilities and wedding offerings, the property promises to become a social hub for those seeking a quiet haven in Thailand’s bustling capital city”, said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

To further add to the wellness-related theme, the hotel is offering organic health-conscious meals at the resort’s restaurant Tamarind Natural Dining while Cinnamon lobby lounge offers the perfect evening “wine-down” with friends. Another restaurant is due to open by the end of the year. By November, the hotel will be fully completed and is looking at having an occupancy in the 70% to 80% once fully operational. The hotel is indeed looking as well as being a favourite spot for MICE and honeymooners thanks to its ideal central location and its top facilities for MICE organiser with a grand ballroom and six meeting rooms offering a total of 2,000 square metres of indoor function space.

The opening of joins the growing network of more than 85 Mövenpick hotels and resorts in 25 countries. In Thailand, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts operates in key destinations that include Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Hua Hin. Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok is Accor’s third Mövenpick property in Bangkok, joining the Mövenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit and Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.