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Thai operator says to open first Bahrain hotel

Dusit International signs management agreement to launch property in Manama next year

Thai operator says to open first Bahrain hotel

Thailand-based Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, scheduled to open in Manama next year.The opening is part of Dusit’s strategy to balance its portfolio to include half of its operations outside of Thailand by 2022.The new hotel will be the company’s first hotel in Bahrain but the company said it has plans to open a further five properties in the Gulf region.The dusitD2 Seef Bahrain will comprise 195 rooms while amenities will include meeting facilities, a kids’ club, a health and fitness centre with spa and rooftop pool, and a number of restaurants.“We are delighted to add Bahrain to our list of international destinations, further strengthening Dusit’s presence within the GCC region,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.“Working with Al Manzil Hospitality Group, we are confident the hotel will be a great success, and a new landmark in the region.”Shaikha Al Fadhel, managing director of Al Manzil Hospitality Group, added: “We are extremely happy to join hands with Dusit International. The kingdom of Bahrain will soon experience the unmatched hospitality and service that are signatures of the Dusit Group.”Dusit International currently operates 29 properties in key destinations around the globe with another 51 projects in the pipeline.

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