Minor Hotels has announced its entry in Bahrain with the upcoming debut of its Avani and Tivoli brands.

Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer Bahrain Resort and Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer Bahrain Resort are slated to open in 2024. They will be a 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.

Bilaj Al Jazayer is located on the southwest coast of Bahrain and encompasses 1.3 million sqm of land with a three-kilometre beachfront. Manama, the capital and main city of Bahrain, is a 25-minute drive and Bahrain International F1 Circuit and Dilmun Waterpark are in close proximity.

The new Avani and Tivoli hotels, each with 110 keys, will be situated along the main boulevard of Bilaj Al Jazayer on the waterfront.

Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer will feature well-equipped guestrooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, an Avani Pantry and a pool bar, in addition to an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and meeting space.

Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer’s facilities will include high-end guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, two bars and a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a spa and wellness facilities.

Additionally, the hotels will share a beach club within the Bilaj Al Jazayer development.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said:

“We are delighted to announce these two new hotels which will represent Minor Hotels’ debut in Bahrain and will grow our presence in the GCC.

“The addition of the Avani and Tivoli hotels in Bahrain demonstrates our continued commitment to operating in the Middle East and to growing these two brands in the region.

“It is an honour to be partnering with Edamah, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, to bring these first hotels in the Bilaj Al Jazayer masterplan development to fruition and we look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership in the years ahead.”

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 southwest coast of the Kingdom and will offer a unique experience for both the community and its visitors.”

Further adding to this, Amin Alarrayed, Edamah CEO, commented:

“Bilaj Al Jazayer is one of the most exciting projects in our portfolio, which will transform Bahrain’s much-loved beach into a world-class waterfront destination. Having the right partner is crucial to achieving these goals and we are pleased to work alongside Minor Hotels on this project.”

Currently, Minor Hotels has 29 hotels and resorts in operation and in the pipeline in the Middle East region across its Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks brands. Projects in the include the launch of two new brands to the region – NH Collection and NH Hotels.