IHG InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, marking the debut of the brand in Bahrain.
Expected to open in January 2020, the 128-room extended stay hotel will operate under a management agreement with developer, Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C.
Located in the heart of the capital, Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef will benefit from proximity to the popular shopping and commercial destination, the Seef District
Commenting on the signing, the chief executive officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, HE Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa stated: “The development of Staybridge Suites comes in line with BTEA’s strategy which focuses on four pillars awareness, attraction, access, and accommodation, in order to attract regional and international visitors, further increasing the tourism sector’s contribution to the national economy. Bahrain is currently witnessing the launch of several hotels and serviced apartments due to the influx of inbound tourists. We will continue to dedicate our efforts towards enhancing tourist and hospitality services in order to deliver exceptional services for visitors.”
In a statement on the signing, Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHGsaid: “We are excited to be partnering with Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company to debut the Staybridge Suites brand in Bahrain. The tourism industry in Bahrain is gaining momentum with an increase in leisure and business travellers, especially from the GCC countries, that is resulting in a rising demand for long stay accommodation. Seef District is the commercial hub of Bahrain and boasts of some of the best shopping destinations in the city, which is why it makes perfect sense to develop the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first Staybridge Suites here.
There are currently five Staybridge Suites hotels open across the Middle East, with a further eight due to open in in the next three to five years.