$10 million flat complex set for Bahrain Gulf Hotel

Bahrain’s Gulf Hotel complex is set to house a 165 room, 15-storey luxury apartment block worth over US$10 million.

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By  Eudore Chand Published  December 30, 2003

A block of serviced apartments is to be built within Bahrain’s Gulf Hotel complex. The project is expected to cost in the region of US $10.6 million. Work will start in July 2004 and should be completed within 18 months. The 15 storey building will house a total of 101 apartments, consisting of one, two or three bedrooms. “The development project will reinforce the current status of Gulf Hotel as the biggest hotel property in Bahrain, with 360 rooms, a convention and exhibition centre, huge recreation area and 11 outlets,” says Farouk Almoayyed, chairman, Bahrain Hotels Company. The apartments range from 95m² for a one-bedroom and 145m² for a three-bedroom flat. There are also options to connect a single-bedroom apartment with a two or three-bedroom apartment. The overall area of the tower is 15,000m². “Each of the apartments will be fully equipped with furnishings, kitchen area and hotel amenities and facilities,” said an Adel Ahmadi spokesperson. “The building will be conveniently located in what is known now as the garden leading to the Pearl Suite function room.” A glass-enclosed atrium will connect the apartment building to the South Wing building of the Gulf Hotel. This means that residents will have access to the hotel’s recreation, food and beverage and business facilities. The apartments are designed to house long-staying guests and families and they (the apartments) will be connected directly to the hotel, but it will also have an outside entrance. Residents will be able to use all of the hotel facilities as part of the Gulf Hotel package. With the opening of the new building in 2005, the Gulf Hotel will be the largest hotel property in Bahrain, offering more than 520 rooms. The development will also provide a boost to the local economy of Bahrain with many jobs for locals being created. “Within the 101 apartments are 165 rooms. We expect the building to be ready for accommodation in at least two years time.We expect to increase the hotel staff by over 20%, therefore the opening of the building means that there will be 100 more jobs created in Bahrain,” Almoayyed adds. This latest development comes on the back of the imminent launch of the US$18.5 million Movenpick Bahrain, which is set to hold its soft launch this coming January. The 106-room property will become the first hotel on Muharraq Island.

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