Bahrain Marina Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), has appointed Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as Bahrain Marina’s hotel operators, which is scheduled to open by 2022.
The Shangri-La hotel will include 250 hotel rooms, 150 one to three bedroom suites, 8 beach chalets and 21 waterfront villas.
In addition, extensive recreational facilities and meeting facilities including five restaurants, a rooftop lounge, private beach, two outdoor pools, health club, kid’s club and a ballroom will feature, a statement said.
The first phase of the Bahrain Marina project, which runs on the eastern coastline of Manama, is expected to be completed by 2020.
The mixed-use development will include a five-star luxury hotel, hotel suites, freehold apartments and waterfront villas, shopping district, fully-integrated family entertainment and educational centre and a recreational waterfront space with F&B and retail spaces along with a yacht club.
Abdulrahman Yusuf bin Yusuf Fakhro, chairman of Bahrain Marina Development Company, said: “We are pleased to announce that we are bringing the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to the kingdom of Bahrain, which will highly contribute to the kingdom’s national economy and the development of the tourism sector.
"The Shangri-La name will undoubtingly attract tourists from all across the world, and more importantly provide job opportunities for promising Bahrainis.”
Oliver Bonke, Shangri-La International Hotel Management president and COO, added: “Bahrain is a strategically important destination for Shangri-La Hotels and we are delighted to partner in this opportunity with the Bahrain Marina Development Company.
“Bringing the iconic Shangri-La Hotel brand to Bahrain in the landmark Bahrain Marina will strengthen the destination as well as further enhance brand recognition in the region,” he added.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.