First Residence Inn in the Middle East Opens in Bahrain

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    Marriott International introduced its Residence Inn by Marriott lodging brand for extended stay travellers in Bahrain, under a long term management agreement with International Trading and Investment Co. The 80-unit Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair, located in suburban Manama, welcomed its first guests on December 10th 2011. It is the first Residence Inn-branded property in the Middle East. The property features a total of 80 units, including 26 studios, 17 one-bedroom suites, 35 two-bedroom suites and two three-bedroom suites.

    The Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair offers a mix of spacious, stylish and residential-feel studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. A purposeful layout with designated zones allows guests to relax, work, eat, and sleep in their suites, while maintaining their routines at their own pace while travelling. Every suite features kitchens that come complete with full-sized refrigerators and stainless steel appliances that make living on the road easier for business travellers on long stays and families on leisure travel. With, expansive workspace and ample easily accessible outlets, and 42 inches flat screen TV, guests are fully equipped with and state-of-the-art technology. All the suites and lobby will have access to free High Speed Internet Access. Rates vary with length of stay.

    Like its suites, the hotel’s public space is comfortable and multi-functional. The Cafe-Lounge serves a daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet while a “Grab and Go” kiosk/market offers snacks for purchase 24 hours a day. The new hotel also has a business centre that includes a 20-square meter meeting room for business or social gatherings.

    Among the recreational amenities are an outdoor swimming pool and an 140-square meter health and leisure club with men’s/women’s lockers with separate sauna and whirlpool, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

    The Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair is located adjacent to the Marriott Executive Apartments in an attractive suburban neighbourhood of Manama that is popular with international visitors and upwardly mobile Bahrainis. Juffair is the site of Bahrain’s largest mosque, the huge domed Al Fateh Mosque, as well as the adjacent new National Library.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.12.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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