Marriott International’s luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, has announced a new JW Marriott Manama, Bahrain Hotel, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, under management agreement with owner Khaleejcapita B.S.C.
The property, which is to open in 2016, will have 274 rooms and suites and 102 residences in Bahrain Bay, adjacent to Bahrain Financial Harbour and opposite the diplomatic quarter.
The 50-story hotel tower is part of Bahrain Bay, a $2.5 billion development master planned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The project is designed by architect Yousif Daoud Al Sayegh and Associates, which designed the Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay, Oman (winner of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s first Estidama Sustainability Award 2008.)
The hotel will have an executive lounge with ocean view; one casual and five specialty restaurants; four lounges, including a lobby lounge and bar, a pool bar, and a rooftop lounge/bar; and 17,119 square feet of meeting space. Recreational facilities will include a health and leisure club and spa, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis and squash courts.
The JW Marriott Manama, Bahrain Hotel will be the first JW Marriott property in Bahrain and the fifth JW Marriott hotel in the Middle East/Africa region. Marriott International will also open a 78-unit Residence Inn by Marriott in 2012 and the 318-room Renaissance Bahrain Amwaj Island Hotel in 2013.