Swiss-Belhotel opens new hotel in Juffair
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belresidences Juffair, with the hotel welcoming its first guests in October 2018.
The stunning property is centrally located in the heart of the dynamic Juffair disrict – a popular hub for dining and shopping venues – and is just 17 minutes away from Bahrain International Airport. In close proximity are Juffair Mall and the Grand Mosque.
Gavin M. Faull, the company’s chairman and president, said: “We are delighted to open our second hotel in Bahrain which also marks the debut of our lifestyle brand ‘Swiss-Belresidences’ in the Kingdom.
“We look forward to a long-term partnership with our valued owners and associates and are committed to delivering strong commercial success.”
Laurent A. Voivenel, the company’s senior vice president, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, added: “We are very excited to grow our presence in Bahrain and other parts of GCC.
“We are confident Swiss-Belresidences Juffair will enhance our offering in Bahrain with its distinctive concept and high-end facilities and is well equipped to meet the growing demand for quality upper midscale accommodation in the country.
“It has been designed to give business and leisure travellers a compelling experience in the heart of the city.”
Swiss-Belresidences Juffair is an upper midscale hotel-apartment complex boasting 129 spacious (1, 2 and 3-bedroom) apartments and penthouse with superb amenities.
Designed in modern and contemporary style the complex features an array of leisure and entertainment facilities for families ranging from a business lounge to a fabulous spa and health club, an outdoor swimming pool, a playground, cinema and a games room for all ages.
Bahrain welcomed a total of 12.7 million tourists in 2017 and is targeting 15.2 million visitors in 2018. Continued investment in tourism infrastructure with solid increase in arrivals, particularly from the region, is contributing to this massive growth in Bahrain’s tourism sector.
Tourism investment is set to rise further with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) forecasting total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector to increase from the current $300 million to $500 million in the next few years.
As part of these developments, Bahrain International Airport is undergoing a US $1.1 billion modernisation programme, set to increase passenger capacity from nine to 14 million per year by 2020.
Other infrastructure investment projects include the development of fabulous shopping malls such as Dilmunia Mall and the Marassi Galleria shopping complex, to join the recently-opened US $159 million Avenues Mall at Bahrain Bay.
For more information visit www.swiss-belhotel.com