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Hilton Hotels sign agreement for Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences

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At a meeting in Dubai attended by Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta and Mohammed Alshaya, Chairman of KFCD and Mabanee Company, the two parties confirmed an agreement to open Bahrain’s first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property. The 210 room Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences will be located at The Avenues in Manama – a major retail and leisure destination scheduled to open later this year.

Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences will be directly attached to The Avenues, Bahrain. Phase 1 of the development will offer a wide choice of leading retail and restaurant brands covering 40,000 sqm of GLA which is due to open in the last quarter of 2017. A second Phase will add a further 30,000sqm of GLA. The site is located on the waterfront of Bahrain Bay.

Hotel guests at Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences will have direct access to the world class retail and entertainment offered at The Avenues, as well as the new 1.5km stretch of the Corniche, created to provide recreational and family-friendly facilities on the waterfront. The property will also benefit from direct links to both King Faisal Highway and Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Causeway, enabling ease of access to international visitors arriving at Bahrain International Airport or on the Causeway system linking Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.

Carlos Khneisser, Vice President, Development, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Hilton said: “We are continuing to sustain rapid growth across the GCC under a range of brands and all these hotels represent quality locations and valuable additions to our portfolio. Working in strong partnership with owners such as KFCD and Mabanee, on a continued basis allows us to expand more quickly and more strategically. We look forward to working together on identifying further opportunities, as well as progressing the projects we are already developing together.”

Construction of the 210 guest room property is already underway and once completed it will consist of 150 apartments and 60 studio suites. Guests will be able to enjoy four distinct stand-alone dining outlets, a swimming pool, spa and fitness facilities. It is expected that the hotel will be completed and to welcome its first guests in early 2020.

Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences joins a pipeline of 120 properties for Hilton in the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey. The company boasts the largest active pipeline in the GCC of any hotel company, with over 16,000 rooms under construction.

Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain – The Pearl of Arabia

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For travellers looking to encounter the authentic delights of Bahrain, whilst remaining enveloped within ultimate comfort; is The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. Close to the city and with 600 metres of a private sandy beach, the resort is a secluded slice of paradise located on Bahrain island’s north coast and just three kilometres from Manama city centre.

With scenic views of the Arabian Gulf or the city of Manama, the resort hosts 23 three-bedroom seafront villas reserved for those seeking the finest experience possible, as well as 31 suites and 42 Club Level rooms. The capacious, exclusive private villas are complete with its own opulent bath, personal outdoor pool, access to a personal beach and 24-hour butler service.

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Guests also staying in a private villa or Club Level rooms will have access to a dedicated Concierge, on hand to meet any needs, as well as enjoy the comfort, convenience and intimacy of a hotel within a hotel at the beautifully, appointed Club Lounge. A stunning property complete with glamorous gastronomy throughout, there is choice of nine restaurants, lounges and bars.

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Ensuring their wellness offerings are at the highest of standard, the Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain features an extensive selection Arabic rituals inspired from regional culture and local traditions, using a variety of natural oils such as Argon oil, Muscat oil rose and amber.

For active seekers, guests can take advantage of the gym, tennis academy or jump on board an excursion to the best fishing site in the seas of Bahrain. There is also an 18-hole Royal Golf Club, just 25-minutes from the hotel, designed by golfing legend Colin Montgomerie.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain

Hilton signs agreement for DoubleTree Suites in Bahrain

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Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a DoubleTree Suites on Bahrain’s Dilmunia Island.

Featuring 237 serviced apartments, the property will offer a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. Guests will be able to choose from three dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby café and a pool café. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, health club and salon. For business guests, the hotel will offer four meeting rooms, a boardroom and a business centre.

Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East & North Africa, said: “With more than 70% of our Middle East pipeline currently under construction, Hilton’s presence is growing rapidly across the region. The project at Dilmunia Island will be an outstanding addition to the Hilton portfolio in the Middle East, and further enhance Bahrain as a hugely popular destination for travellers to the region.”

Wellbeing and vitality are a focus at Dilmunia Island, which includes residential and shopping areas, and a health district. The mixed-use development is one of several large scale projects being built in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, a plan which aims to diversify the country’s economy.

Hilton now features three properties across its Bahraini development pipeline, in its Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio. There are more than 67 properties currently under development in the Middle East, which will more than double the existing portfolio size over the next few years.

C-Hotel in Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain’s first floating hotel – C-Hotel – officially opens

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Bahrain’s first floating hotel was officially opened at the weekend (May 15th) in the capital city Manama’s Coral Bay.

The $5 million, five-star C-Hotel is built on the base of an old houseboat and contains 14 rooms, two of which are large suites. While the hotel floats while anchored, an automatic gliding bridge connects the hotel to Coral Bay’s facilities.

The boutique hotel is part of the Hotel des Charmes group, which specialises in luxury boutique hotels around the world, and features predominantly Italian design.

The C-Hotel is the brainchild of Seven Leisure Group owner Akram Miknas who told the local Gulf Daily News that he got the idea when he bought a houseboat for personal use.

“I bought the boat from a prominent family in Bahrain and decided to convert it into a luxury hotel on a docked boat. It took us three years to make the changes, including designs approved by a marine architect, Italian interior décor, furniture, and other facilities in the rooms,” he said.

The C-hotel had a soft launch in December and has since averaged 80 per cent occupancy.