Construction work of two upscale hotels located on Bahrain’s south-west coast has begun as part of a major development to boost the Kingdom’s tourism and hospitality sector.
Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah), the real estate arm of the Kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, announced this week that work has started on the two hotels, the four-star Avani and the five-star Tivoli.
“Edamah has commenced its BD4 million essential work programme at the Bilaj Aljazayer mix-use development site, which comprises the first stage of the development,” according to a company statement.
“The project is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edamah and both hotels are scheduled to open in 2025.”
The project follows a partnership agreement with Thai hospitality group Minor Hotels signed in 2021, an international hotel owner, operator, and investor, to develop two upscale hotels at Bilaj Aljazayer.
The project marks Minor Hotels’ debut in the Bahrain market.
LIFESTYLE HOTELS TO BOOST BAHRAIN TOURISM
The new Avani Hotels and Resorts and Tivoli Hotels and Resorts, are expected to have 110 keys each and will offer a selection of guest rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, and several facilities.
Bilaj Al Jazayer spans about 1.3 million square metres of land with a three-kilometre beachfront.
It is in close proximity to the Bahrain International Circuit where thousands of fans attend the F1 race every year and the country's largest exhibition and convention centre, Exhibition World Bahrain.
PUSH TO PROMOTE BAHRAIN
Bahrain’s tourism sector has shown growth post-pandemic with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) reporting last month that revenues exceeded BD1.5 billion in 2022.
Authorities anticipate this number to surpass BD2bn in revenue this year.