15 hotels worth $10 billion to open in BahrainStaff Writer | May 1, 2017
According to figures released in the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly (BEQ) by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the Kingdom’s hotel and restaurant sector witnessed robust growth at a rate of 3%.
New rooms Ours. Yours. Bahrain
The list includes world-renowned hotel brands including: The One&Only Resort, Wyndham Grand Hotel, Fairmont, Vida Hotel & Resort, The Address Hotel & Resort, Ibis Hotel and Pullman Hotel.
These hotels will add to the Kingdom’s existing portfolio of over 190 hotels and resorts. This includes 18 five star hotels, 48 four-star hotels, 35 three star hotels, 81 serviced apartments and 11 resorts.
These hotels currently offer a capacity of more than 16,500 rooms, with big names such as the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands Hotel & Resort, Downtown Rotana, the Westin and Le Meridian Hotel Bahrain City Centre.
In order to continue to attract new visitors and support demand, Bahrain unveiled its brand-new tourism identity: "Ours. Yours. Bahrain" as part of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority’s (BTEA) commitment towards reinvigorating the Kingdom’s tourism industry.
The campaign’s strategic and infrastructural initiatives aim to increase this amount to $1 billion by 2020, effectively doubling tourism’s contribution to Bahrain’s GDP from 3.6% to 6.6%.
BTEA also established six international offices to help drive development and raise awareness of Bahrain’s tourism in key global markets such as: UK, France, India, Germany and Russia. ■