Marriott plans to introduce its Residence Inn by
Marriott lodging brand for extended stay travelers in Bahrain
later this year, under a long term management agreement with
International Trading And Investment Co. W.L.L.
property will open in the Juffair district of Manama and will be
the first Residence Inn-branded property in the Middle East. Late
last year, Marriott announced it would also
operate a Residence
Inn-branded property in Jizan, Saudi Arabia in 2012; a third
Residence Inn-branded hotel will open in Algiers in 2014.
The Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair will
be located at adjacent to the Marriott Executive Apartments in a suburban neighborhood of Manama that is popular with
international visitors and upwardly mobile Bahrainis. Juffair is
the site of Bahrainís largest mosque, the huge domed Al Fateh
Mosque, as well as the adjacent new National Library.
Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair will offer a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom suites.
Designed for stays of five days or more, each suite will have a
fully-equipped kitchen and separate living area, flat screen TV
and state-of-the-art connectivity. Rates will vary depending on
length of stay.
A special feature will be the Residence Inn
lobby with its club-like atmosphere and a restaurant that serves
breakfast and small snacks for lunch and dinner. A business center
including a 20-square meter meeting room, a ďGrab and GoĒ
kiosk/market offering snacks and basic food items for those in a
hurry, and retail space for sundry items will also be available as
part of the lobby.
Among special amenities to be offered
by the Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair will be a weekly
complimentary social hour for its guests and weekly grocery
shopping. Recreational amenities will include an outdoor swimming
pool and a health and leisure club with menís/womenís lockers with
separate sauna and whirlpool.
Residence Inn is Marriott
Internationalís second largest lodging brand with more than 600
properties in North and Central America and the Caribbean with
additional development under way in Europe and the Middle East and
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