(10 Aug 2021)
Minor Hotels has signed a deal to expand its already
considerable portfolio of hotels to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Scheduled to open in 2024, the Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer
Bahrain Resort and the Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer Bahrain Resort will be
part of Bilaj Al Jazayer, a new waterfront leisure mixed-use
masterplan owned by Edamah, the real estate arm of Bahrain’s
sovereign wealth fund – Mumtalakat.
The new development will offer
resorts, residential villas and apartments, F&B
outlets, retail, offices and entertainment.
Bilaj Al Jazayer is located on the south-west
coast of Bahrain and encompasses 1.3 million square metres of land
with a three-kilometre beachfront.
Manama, the capital and main
city of Bahrain, is a 25-minute drive away, whilst Bahrain International F1
Circuit and Dilmun Waterpark are in close proximity.
The new Avani and Tivoli hotels, each with 110
keys, will be located along the main boulevard of Bilaj Al Jazayer
on the waterfront.
Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer will offer a selection
of guest rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, an Avani
Pantry and a pool bar, in addition to an outdoor swimming pool,
gym and meeting space.
Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer’s facilities will
include guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, two bars and a
café, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, plus spa and wellness
In addition, the hotels will share a beach club within
the Bilaj Al Jazayer development.
HE Khalid Al Rumaihi, Edamah Chairman, said, “We
welcome this partnership with Minor Group to develop the two new
hotels. This is a key milestone that complements our broader
developmental goals for the Bilaj Al Jazayer masterplan. The new
hotels will play a key role in attracting tourism to the south
west coast of the Kingdom and will offer a unique experience for
both the community and its visitors.”
Minor Hotels currently has 29 hotels and resorts
in operation and in the pipeline in the Middle East region across
its Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks brands, with the pipeline
including the launch of two new brands to the region – NH
Collection and NH Hotels.
In total, the company has a rapidly growing portfolio of 527 hotels and resorts in 54
countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South
America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
William E. Heinecke, Chairman and Founder, Minor
International, said, “Minor Hotels’ entry into Bahrain is of
key importance strategically for the group, strengthening our
portfolio in the region and continuing to grow the footprint of
the Avani and Tivoli brands. The country is well positioned with
high quality infrastructure and services, and an engaged and
highly energetic leadership. I have visited a few times over the
years and have especially enjoyed my time as a F1 fan. I’m very
happy to have visited once again, this time touring Bilaj Al
Jazayer and the site of our future Avani and Tivoli hotels.”
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