Staybridge Launches in Bahrain in 2020

Main Photo: The Staybridge Suites, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Date: April 2019

Location: Manama Al Seef, Bahrain

Name: Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef – opening January 2020

No. of Keys: 128

Was: TBA

Buyer: Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company, with IHG operating the hotel under a management agreement.

IHG has announced the signing of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, marking the debut of the brand in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The signing was held with the attendance of H.E. Sheikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) in the headquarters of the Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C.

Located in the heart of the capital, Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef will benefit from proximity to the popular shopping and commercial destination, the Seef District.

Commenting on the signing, the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa stated: “The development of Staybridge Suites comes in line with BTEA’s strategy which focuses on four pillars ‘awareness, attraction, access, and accommodation’ in order to attract regional and international visitors, further increasing the tourism sector’s contribution to the national economy.

Bahrain is currently witnessing the launch of several hotels and serviced apartments due to the influx of inbound tourists. Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “We are excited to be partnering with Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company to debut the Staybridge Suites brand in Bahrain.

The tourism industry in Bahrain is gaining momentum with an increase in leisure and business travellers, especially from the GCC countries, that is resulting in a rising demand for long stay accommodation.

Seef District is the commercial hub of Bahrain and boasts of some of the best shopping destinations in the city, which is why it makes perfect sense to develop the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first Staybridge Suites here.

He added: Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef marks our third hotel in the country, positioning us to cater to a wider-range of guest profiles, and we look forward to welcoming our guests to this newest addition to our portfolio.

”Mr. Faisal Faqeeh, Chairman of Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C., added: “The fantastic location combined with the unique offering of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, make it the ideal choice for travellers looking for a home away from home experience.

Price: Undisclosed

THPT Comment: Good to see this extended stay brand from IHG debut it’s presence in Bahrain.

First Seen: IHG website

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