Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Minor Hotels to develop two upscale hotels in Bahrain

Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah), the real estate arm of Mumtalakat, the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, signed a partnership agreement with Minor Hotel to develop two upscale hotels at Bilaj Aljazayer.

Scheduled to open in 2024, Avani Hotel and Tivoli Hotel at Bilaj Al Jazayer will be the first hospitality offerings in the area, which is undergoing redevelopment. This marks Minor Hotels’ entry into Bahrain to support the growth of the Kingdom’s tourism and hospitality sectors.

Located on Bahrain’s south-west coast, Bilaj Al Jazayer encompasses 1.3 million square metres of land with a three-kilometre beachfront. Manama is a 25-minute drive, and the Bahrain International Circuit and Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark are located nearby.

The new mixed-use development will feature resorts, residential villas and apartments, food and beverage outlets, offices, and retail and entertainment offerings.

Speaking at the announcement, Edamah Chairman Khalid Al Rumaihi said: “This partnership with Minor Hotels complements our broader developmental goals for Bilaj Al Jazayer. The new hotels will play a key role in attracting tourism to the south-west coast of the Kingdom.”

Minor International PCL Chairman and Founder William E. Heinecke added: “Minor Hotels’ entry into Bahrain is of strategic importance for the group, strengthening our portfolio in the region and continuing to grow the footprint of the Avani and Tivoli brands. The country is well positioned with high quality infrastructure and services, and an engaged and highly energetic leadership.

Bilaj Al Jazayer, a seafront tourism development on the south-west coast of Bahrain, encompasses of 1.3 million square metres of land with a three-kilometre beachfront. The new development with resorts, residential villas and apartments, food and beverage outlets, retail, offices and entertainment promises to transform Bahrain’s much-loved beach into a world-class waterfront destination.

Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels Dillip Rajakarier said: “We are delighted to announce these two new hotels which will mark Minor Hotels’ debut in Bahrain and will grow our presence in the GCC.

“The addition of the Avani and Tivoli hotels in the Kingdom demonstrates our commitment to operating in the Middle East and to growing these two brands in the region. It is an honour to be partnering with Edamah to bring these hotels in the Bilaj Al Jazayer masterplan development.”

Scheduled to open in 2024, the Avani and Tivoli hotels, each with 110 keys, will be located along the main boulevard of Bilaj Al Jazayer, on the waterfront. Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer will offer a selection of guest rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, an Avani Pantry, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a meeting space.

Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer will include guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a spa, and wellness facilities. In addition, the hotels will share a beach club within the Bilaj Al Jazayer development.

Minor Hotels currently has 29 hotels and resorts in operation and in the pipeline in the Middle East region across its Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks brands, with the pipeline including the upcoming launch of two new brands to the region – NH Collection and NH Hotels.

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