Dubai Holding has announced the signing of a management agreement for Jumeirah Group to operate a luxury hotel in Bahrain.
The hotel, to be named Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain, is scheduled to open February 27th, 2018.
The agreement marks Jumeirah Group’s entry into the Bahrain hospitality market and is a strategic milestone for the world-renowned luxury hospitality brand.
The Jumeirah Royal Saray, which is located on the Bahrain shoreline in a premium beach front position, offers 167 guest rooms including two Royal Suites as well as a variety of dining and recreational choices including a state of the art health club and spa.
This important addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio is in line with the group’s expansion plans across the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Jumeirah Group currently operates 20 hotels in nine destinations, managing more than 6,000 hotel rooms and suites.
Edris AlRafi, chief executive officer, Dubai Holding, said: “We have been looking to bring Jumeirah to Bahrain for a number of years and we are delighted to partner with Sevens Holding for Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain.
“This signing is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide, and this elegant hotel will be an excellent addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming guests from the local community, as well as introducing this stunning destination to international travellers.”
Jumeirah Group is one of the world’s most luxurious hotel groups and operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts of distinctive design, including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Commenting on the agreement, Mohamed Al Kayed, chief executive at Sevens Holding, said: “The Bahraini tourism industry is increasingly growing, with rising inflows of business and leisure travellers visiting the Kingdom on an annual basis.
“We are excited about our partnership with Jumeirah Group, and are confident that the group’s global track record of outstanding hospitality, together with our local market expertise will further enrich the regional luxury hospitality market at large.”