Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has penned a deal with Bahrain’s Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company to introduce the Staybridge Suites hotel brand into the country, the company announced on Sunday.
In a statement, IHG said that it expects the 128-room Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef to open in January 2020.
The hotel will be located close to the popular Seef District shopping and commercial destination.
“The development of Staybridge Suites comes in line with [the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority’s] strategy which focuses on four pillars: awareness, attraction, access and accommodation in order to attract regional and international visitors,” said BTEA CEO Sheikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.
“Bahrain is currently witnessing the launch of several hotels and serviced apartments due to the influx of inbound tourists,” he added.
Pascal Gauvin, IHG’s managing director for India, the Middle East and Africa, said that the hotel is a reflection of the fact that Bahrain’s tourism industry “is gaining momentum with an increase in leisure and business travellers, especially from the GCC countries.”
“Seef District is the commercial hub of Bahrain and boasts some of the best shopping destinations in the city, which is why it makes perfect sense to develop the kingdom of Bahrain’s first Staybridge Suites here,” he added.
Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef is IHG’s third hotel in the country. There are currently five Staybridge Suites across the region, with an additional eight due to open over the course of the next three to five years.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.
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