Starwood Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Middle East Portfolio with Debut of Westin and Le Meridien in Bahrain
The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre will Add 460 Rooms to Starwood’s Portfolio in Bahrain Starting from July 2014
has signed an agreement with Majid Al Futtaim Properties to launch its Westin and Le Méridien brands in Bahrain. Scheduled to debut in July this year, The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre will be located in the heart of Manama and are in close proximity to popular tourist and commercial areas such the Manama Souq, King Faisal Corniche and Diplomatic Area. Combined, the two hotels will add 460 rooms to Starwood's portfolio in Bahrain.
Westin and Le Méridien brands in Bahrain," said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. "We have a long presence in the country, dating back to 1981 when we opened the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel. We look forward to expanding our footprint here with the launch of these two distinct lifestyle brands later this year."
George Kostas, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said: "We are very pleased with today'sannouncement and welcome the addition of these two new brands into our portfolio. We believe they will add significant value to our offering in Bahrain and will further strengthen the position of our 11 hotels across the region."
The Westin Bahrain City Centre
The Westin Bahrain City Centre will feature
Guests of The Westin Bahrain City Centre will also be able to find total relaxation at The HeavenlySpa by Westin™, which will offer an array of treatments dedicated to well-being. The hotel will feature the WestinWORKOUT® with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a swimming pool. Other signature Westin amenities will include the SuperfoodsRX™ menu designed to treat guests to exceptional food combinations rich in nutrients, antioxidants and flavour.
Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre
Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre will offer
Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre will feature the signature Le Méridien Hub™, which re-interprets thetraditional lobby into a social gathering place for creative people to converse, debate and exchange, providing both guests and locals with a creative atmosphere where contemporary, curated artwork sets the environment.
All Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre guests will have direct access to the fitness and spa facilities atThe Westin Bahrain City Centre.
Both hotels are directly linked to Bahrain City Centre, the country's premier shopping andentertainment destination, which is home to over 350 international retail outlets, 50 dining outlets, a temperature-controlled water park, Vox Cinemas and a bowling centre.
Starwood in the Middle East
"The Westin and Le Méridien brands are
"The debut of these brands in Bahrain will mark an important milestone for us as we introduceWestin's winning approach to well-being and Le Méridien's distinctive positioning around curated experiences through the arts, culture and cuisine."
Starwood operates nearly 50 hotels and resorts across the Middle East under eight of the company'snine distinct lifestyle brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft. The company has plans to further expand its portfolio in the region with a pipeline of over 35 hotels due to open by 2017.
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About Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 17 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-usecommunities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. This includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also 4 community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. It holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 19 markets across MENA and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 50 supermarkets in 12 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 92 VOX Cinemas screens and 17 Magic Planets across the region inaddition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai among others. Majid Al Futtaim is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture and Halston Heritage and a healthcare business. In addition, it also has a joint venture operation with Dalkia and has recently expanded into food & beverage in partnership with Gourmet Gulf.
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