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Wyndham to Open First Hotel in Bahrain
By Scott Kauffman | October 19, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Bahrain is getting its first Wyndham Hotel. The new five-star Wyndham Grand Collection hotel will be part of a 50-story mixed used architectural landmark in Bahrain Bay.
Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C. is a $2.5 billion waterfront district designed around vibrant neighborhoods of residential, commercial and retail spaces.
Set in this unique new development, the Wyndham Grand Manama will face the World Trade Centre, just a short distance from Bahrain Financial Harbour, making it well placed to cater to business as well as leisure travelers.
Wyndham Hotel Group recently confirmed plans for the first Wyndham Grand property in Bahrain following the signing of an agreement with Cooperation Investment House SPC to manage its prestigious hotel property.
Currently under development in the city of Manama, the Wyndham Grand Manama is expected to open by the end of next year with more than 260 spacious guest rooms ranging from 46 to 120 square meters (approximately 495 to 1,290 square feet). Covering 14 floors of a 50-story mixed use development, it will also comprise 500 square meters (nearly 5,400 square feet) of meeting space and a 900-square-meter ballroom (equivalent to nearly 9,700 square feet) on the building's top floor, offering stunning sea views.
Complemented by indoor and outdoor infinity swimming pools and separate health clubs for men and women, the development will also include five food and beverage outlets catering to a variety of tastes.
Upon opening, the hotel will join the Wyndham Grand Collection, an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels, is part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).
"This is an incredibly dynamic and exciting development," said Bani Haddad, regional vice president Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group. "Each Wyndham Grand hotel takes in some of the flavor of its destination and this modern, cosmopolitan setting will be reflected in the hotel along with historical Bahraini influences. It is a fantastic setting and a great property for this distinguished collection."
The Wyndham Grand Manama will face the World Trade Centre, just a short distance from Bahrain Financial Harbour, making it well placed to cater to business as well as leisure travelers.
"We are delighted and honored to work with Wyndham Hotel Group on the first Wyndham Grand hotel in Bahrain," said Ahmed AlQaed, managing director, Cooperation Investment House SPC. "By combining the Wyndham brand's authentic hospitality and high-quality service with modern corporate office spaces in one magnificent development at this prime location, we believe we are creating the best tourist and business destination this area will offer."
This will only be the third Wyndham Grand in Europe and the Middle East. The other two properties are the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha in Qatar and Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour in the U.K.
"Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C. is proud to announce itself home to the Kingdom's only Wyndham, which will be a terrific addition to this prestigious location," said Abdulla Al Doseri, deputy chief executive officer of Bahrain Bay. "I am confident it will add great value offer a high standard of quality to guests."