Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Bahrain Real
Estate Investment (Edamah), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bahrain
Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), are to develop a new
215-room luxury resort in Bahrain.
Slated to open in 2018,
Fairmont Bahrain Resort is in the early stages of development
in the Al Jazayer area, which is a mixed-use project comprising of
a public beach, retail and restaurant outlets, hospitality
components, and entertainment facilities.
South of the capital of
Manama, within close proximity to Bahrain International Circuit
and the Saudi Arabian Causeway, and just 35 minutes from the
Bahrain International Airport, the hotel is expected to be a
popular destination for leisure, business, and MICE guests
visiting the region.
Fairmont Bahrain Resort will feature 215
guestrooms and chalets, Fairmont Gold, and over 2,000 square meters
(21,500 square feet) of meeting and event space, including a
The resort’s leisure
offerings will range from an expansive beachfront area including a
Fairmont spa and health club to a wide variety of restaurants and
lounges featuring signature dining concepts.
“Bahrain has one of the fastest growing
economies in the Middle East and is a country that continues to
diversify with a strong focus on residential, leisure and retail
opportunities,” said Jennifer Fox, president, International
Division and president, Fairmont Brand, FRHI Hotels & Resorts.
“With the government’s plans to develop the southern area into a
major residential, commercial and entertainment hub, we believe
it’s a very opportune time to be entering the market and look
forward to being a key part of the country’s future growth.”
Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, CEO of Mumtalakat,
added, “We are pleased to be partnering with Fairmont to open the
first Fairmont hotel in Bahrain and to create a prime destination
for both residents and visitors to Bahrain. The hotel will be
developed in Al Jazayer area, one of the most beautiful beaches in
the Kingdom and will contribute positively to its development into
a prime touristic destination in the region. It will also create
jobs and opportunities for further partnerships between the public
and private sector.”
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