Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed a management agreement with Hassan Lari Property Development & Management to operate Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain, marking the debut of Swiss-Belresidences brand in Bahrain.
Expected to open by the end of 2017, Swiss-Belresidences Juffair is an upper midscale hotel apartments complex featuring 129 two- and three-bedroom serviced units each equipped with a kitchen.
Mohamed Lari, general manager of Hassan Lari Property Development & Management, said: “We look forward to working with a reputed partner like Swiss-Belhotel International. Swiss-Belresidences Juffair has been designed keeping in mind the comfort and flexibility that today’s modern travellers demand, and will offer guests an enriching experience.”
Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “GCC is a strategic growth market for us and we are delighted to announce this superb new property in Bahrain with Hassan Lari Property Development & Management. We are truly grateful to the owning company for having given us this fantastic opportunity and are confident Swiss-Belresidences Juffair will appeal to both leisure and business travellers”.
Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa connected to a health club, a mini theatre, a kids club, an all-day-dining restaurant and a deli corner in the lobby.
Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, added: “This new signing reinforces our commitment to the Middle East where we currently have more than 3500 rooms under development. We are excited to expand our presence in the region and offer our guests more choice in this evolving market where we have been operating with great success for over a decade.”
Swiss-Belhotel International manages a portfolio of more than 145 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey and Tanzania.