Marriott has signed a management agreement with
Khaleejcapita B.S.C. for a new JW Marriott hotel in Bahrain.
The JW Marriott Manama, Bahrain Hotel is scheduled to open in 2016. The hotel will
have 274 rooms and suites and 102 residences in Bahrain Bay,
adjacent to Bahrain Financial Harbour and opposite the diplomatic
The 50-story hotel tower is part of Bahrain Bay,
a $2.5 billion development master planned by Skidmore, Owings and
Merrill. The project is designed by renowned architect Yousif
Daoud Al Sayegh and Associates who designed the Six Senses
Hideaway Zighy Bay, Oman (Winner of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning
Council’s first Estidama Sustainability Award 2008).
JW Marriott Bahrain will be a spectacular addition to the Bahrain
Bay development,” said Mr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Rabban chairman of Khaleejcapita B.S.C. “Bahrain has an under supply of luxury 5-star
hotels and we are confident that the project will be a great success”, he added. He also explained that this project represents
the first entry for the group in the hospitality field and that
there are many other hotel and resort projects in the pipeline for
Bahrain and Qatar.
The development has a prime business location and
will also cater to the thriving fine dining market in Bahrain,
with five luxury restaurants.
hotel will have an executive lounge with ocean view; one casual
and five specialty restaurants; four lounges, including a lobby
lounge and bar, a pool bar, quiet bar and rooftop lounge/bar; and
17,119 square feet of meeting space.
Recreational facilities will
include a health and leisure club and spa, indoor and outdoor
pool, tennis and squash courts.
“Our currently open hotels
in Bahrain, the Marriott Executive Apartments and The
Ritz-Carlton, have been tremendously successful, and we believe
that this JW Marriott Manama is ideally located for a luxury hotel
in Bahrain’s commercial and financial center,” said Ed Fuller,
president and managing director of International Lodging for
Marriott International. “Our JW Marriott brand is reserved for select luxury hotels in key gateway cities around the world, and
Bahrain is certainly one of these.”
The JW Marriott Manama Bahrain Hotel will be
the first JW Marriott property in Bahrain and the fifth JW
Marriott hotel in the Middle East/Africa region. Marriott
International will also open a 78-unit Residence Inn by Marriott
in 2012 and the 318-room Renaissance Bahrain Amwaj Island Hotel in
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