Bahrain welcomes first Conrad Hotel

30 Dec 2008 by intern22

Hilton Hotels Corporation has partnered with estate developer, Diyar Al Bahrain, to open the first Conrad hotel in Bahrain in 2011.

Featuring 250 guestrooms and 50 apartments, the new hotel will feature meeting facilities, a business centre and fitness and health amenities. Dining options include three specialty restaurants, two bars, a coffee shop and a shisha cafe to give guests a taste of local culture.

Located at the newly-built Reef Island, a US$1.2 billion lavish and upscale residential and lifestyle development in Bahrain's capital, Manama. The hotel will join 39 residential buildings, 65 villas, 49 chalets, a shopping mall and a yacht club in the state of the art island infrastructure.

An approximately 25-minute drive away from the airport, it is close to the new seaport and to the causeway linking Saudi Arabia. The hotel will be a drawing factor for business travellers due to its proximity to Manama's central business district and the Bahrain Financial Harbour.

Ross Klein, global head, Hilton Family of Hotels, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands said, “This announcement emphasises our goal to really strengthen our luxury offering on a global scale. The Conrad Bahrain epitomises the Conrad lifestyle with its high-tech offerings, distinct modern design, best-in-class service and customised experiences. The hotel will build on the successes of the Conrad Cairo and will also complement our properties under development: Conrad Dubai and Conrad Abu Dhabi.”

Reflecting the Conrad Hotel & Resorts expansion in the Middle East, Conrad Dubai and Conrad Abu Dhabi look set to open in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Hilton Hotels also has plans to develop an additional 16 properties across the Middle East and Africa in destinations like: the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Ghana and Nigeria to name a few. In Saudi Arabia, 13 Hilton Garden Inn properties are also in the pipeline.

Peter Rajendran

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