April 27, 2018
Bahrain Marina Development Company (BMDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Social Insurance Organisation, has appointed Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as the hotel management company for the luxury hotel and waterfront villas located in ‘Bahrain Marina’, an iconic waterfront complex currently under development in the capital of Manama.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bahrain
The 310,000-square-metre ‘Bahrain Marina’ stretches along a pristine coastline in the heart of the city. The development will be positioned as the Kingdom’s premier lifestyle and leisure destination. In addition to the hotel, the multi-use complex will feature residences, a yacht club, shopping district, family entertainment centre and waterfront dining, retail and recreational spaces.
Within the complex, Shangri-La will manage a 250-room luxury hotel, 150 one- to three-bedroom suites, eight beach chalets and 21 waterfront villas, scheduled to open in 2022. Shangri-La Hotel, Bahrain will offer extensive recreational and meeting facilities, including five restaurants, a rooftop lounge, private beach, two outdoor pools, health club and spa, Kid’s Club and 1,038-square metre ballroom.
“Bahrain Marina is designed to be a compelling and multi-activity coastal destination. Shangri-La will complement our efforts to create the city’s finest and most luxurious lifestyle destination,” said BMDC’s Chief Executive Officer Yazan K Haddad.
“Bahrain is a strategically important destination for Shangri-La and we are delighted to partner in this opportunity with the Bahrain Marina Development Company,” said Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited President & COO Oliver Bonke. “Bringing the iconic Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts brand to Bahrain in the landmark Bahrain Marina will strengthen the destination as well as further enhance brand recognition in the region.”
Shangri-La currently operates six properties in the GCC, with hotels and resorts located in Qatar, Sultanate of Oman and United Arab Emirates. The group’s first hotel in Saudia Arabia, Shangri-La Hotel, Jeddah, will open next year.
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels in 22 countries and 76 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.
About Bahrain Marina Development Company
Bahrain Marina, is a mixed-use development that aims to add a new distinctive waterfront to the Kingdom’s pristine coastline in Manama. The new destination will include a five-star hotel, suites and freehold apartments, waterfront villas, a fully-integrated family entertainment center, cinema complex, boardwalk, marina, yacht club and a recreational waterfront space with dining and retail facilities.This iconic world-class facility aims to enhance the infrastructure of Bahrain’s tourism sector by 2020.