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New Bahrain project to feature 3,500 apartments, cruise terminal

Partnership of Bahrain and UAE-based developers reveal details of mixed-used waterfront project Marassi Al Bahrain

New Bahrain project to feature 3,500 apartments, cruise terminal

A partnership of Bahrain and UAE-based developers has unveiled details of a new mixed-use waterfront project which will include 3,500 high-end apartments, a cruise terminal and a traditional souq.

Marassi Al Bahrain's project team is a partnership between local builder Diyar and Eagle Hills, with the urban development located within the masterplanned community of Diyar Al Muharraq.

Marassi Al Bahrain is a 865,000 square metre waterfront destination, offering luxury hotels and restaurants as well as 3,500 apartments, a statement said.

Other features include business centres, shopping, leisure and entertainment venues, a cruise terminal and a souq.

Both The Address Hotels + Resorts and Vida Hotels and Resorts in Marassi Al Bahrain are integrated within a new 190,000 square metre lifestyle, the statement added.

The Address Marassi Al Bahrain hotel will feature 110 rooms including 17 suites, while there will be 130 apartments in The Address Residences Marassi Al Bahrain.

Vida Marassi Al Bahrain hotel will feature 160 rooms while Vida Hotels and Resorts will also manage 140 branded serviced residences.

Dr Maher Al Shaer, CEO of Diyar Al Muharraq and managing director of Marassi Al Bahrain, said: "Marassi Al Bahrain will have significant benefits for the Bahraini economy, in terms of both job creation and boosting tourism.

"We are also proud as a local developer to be partnering with Emaar Hospitality Group for our hotels and serviced residences, who have a track record of quality leisure destinations through their three existing hotel and serviced residence brands."

Philippe Zuber, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: "Marassi Al Bahrain is a landmark development that will usher in new lifestyle choice for the country. Emaar Hospitality Group is set apart by our exceptional track-record in managing integrated projects that include hotels and serviced residences, and this core competency is a driving force of our rapid international growth.

"Expanding to new markets has always been part of our development strategy, and our strong operations in Dubai have instilled in us the confidence and competency levels to meet region-specific hospitality requirements across new markets."

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