Main Photo: The Sheraton Bahrain
Date: September 2019
Location: Manama, Bahrain
Name: Sheraton Bahrain – re-opening 2021
No. of Keys: 256 rooms and suites
Manager: Marriott, under the Sheraton brand. Officials told Hotelier Middle East that the renovation will start on October 1, 2019. The entire property including guest rooms, conferences, meetings spaces, recreation facilities and public areas will be renovated. The hotel was last renovated in 1998 adn 2006.
“The renovation is a key milestone for this iconic hotel in Bahrain and reiterates our commitment towards creating an elevated brand experience for our guests. The project is expected to be completed by 2021 and will require the full closure of the hotel,” a spokesperson for the hotel told Hotelier Middle East.
The Sheraton Bahrain has planned the renovation back in 2015. The then hotel manager Thomas Flindt said: “There are infrastructure challenges as it is a 33-year-old hotel. Renovation will take place over the next couple of years but whether we are going to do it as a whole where we close down completely or in phases is still yet to be seen.”
Refurb Cost: US$40m
THPT Comment: Better late than never! We are sure that a $40m refurb and closing the hotel to do this, will pay handsome dividends.
First Seen: Hotelier Middle East
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