Marriott International announces first Residence Inn in the Middle East

Marriott International Inc. expanded its reach in the Middle East as it marks the grand opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair, Marriott’s largest extended stay brand within the Marriott International portfolio.

Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair in Bahrain is the first Residence Inn property in the Middle East. It is an 80-unit property located in suburban Manama, and is owned by International Trading and Investment Co. Marriott International has two other properties that are currently under construction in the region: a 83-unit Residence Inn by Marriott Jizan in Saudi Arabia and a 143-unit Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait, scheduled to open in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

Marriott International opened its first hotel in the Middle East and Africa 32 years ago. Today, the company has 41 existing properties in 12 countries across seven lodging brands, and a further 44 hotels under development, which will more than double the number of hotels in the Middle East and Africa over the next five years.

According to Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director of Marriott International Middle East and Africa, “these figures are a measure of our commitment to the growth and development of the region’s tourism sector and its position as a leading global business hub.”

The Residence Inn by Marriott offers a mix of residential-feel studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, with designated zones. Every suite features kitchens that come complete with full-sized refrigerators and stainless steel appliances.

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