At the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market 2018, Swiss-Belhotel International drew the curtain on two new Bahrain-based hotels, both of which are scheduled to open this year.
The new properties will triple the hospitality expert’s inventory in the country, while also introducing two new brands: the five-star Grand Swiss-Belresort and the midscale Swiss-Belresidences.
The first property, Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef, is located on the water banks of Bahrain’s Seef district, within arm’s reach of major leisure and business attractions. As well as 193 luxurious rooms and suites, the hotel houses an all-day-dining restaurant, two specialty fine-dine restaurants, a Sky Bar, night clubs, a ballroom equipped to accommodate up to 300 guests, a spa with five treatment rooms, a health club and a swimming pool.
Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef will be welcoming its very first guests this October.
The second new addition, Swiss-Belresidences Juffair, will be opening for business in Q3 of 2018. Standing in Juffair, the hotel houses 129 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, and leisure and entertainment facilities, including a business lounge, a spa and health club, an outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a games room and a playground.
Chairman and president, Swiss-Belhotel International, Gavin Faull declared: “We are pleased to expand our footprint in Bahrain where we have enjoyed great success since the opening of our first property Swiss-Belhotel Seef. The new developments are in line with our multi-brand growth strategy and are testament to the confidence of owners in our brands.”
Also commenting was senior vice president, operations and development – Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, Laurent Voivenel: “Bahrain remains a priority market for us where we see massive opportunity for growth driven by strong demand for the destination. We are confident that our upcoming properties in Bahrain, with their exceptional facilities and superb locations, will appeal to travellers seeking outstanding comfort and value for money.
“Both Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef and Swiss-Belresidences Juffair are an excellent addition to our portfolio and, along with our existing business hotel, will be complementing each other. This will tremendously enhance our brand offering in the Kingdom,” Voivenel concluded.