Work is set to start on Amwaj hotel projects

Contracts for the first phase of work will be issued next month while plans for Sky Lounge restaurants go ahead

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By  Rhys Jones Published  April 3, 2004

Bahrain is set to start work on four-star hotel and a Sky-lounge of restaurants in Amwaj Islands. The first phase of the hotel project will have 300 rooms and cost US $32 million. A contract for the first phase of designs will be awarded next month and the total number of rooms will be increased to 1000 in the second phase. One of the biggest attractions at the Amwaj complex will be an $11 million Sky-lounge of restaurants. The designs of the 2500m2 structure will appear to be being suspended in mid-air and will feature three restaurants: Chinese, Japanese and Italian, as well as other outlets. Construction tenders are expected to be out in May 2004 with the hotel and restaurants will have plenty of clients with around 20 000 people are expected to occupy the Amwaj Islands in the next three years. The $1 billion Amwaj Islands, built along the same lines as Dubai’s Palm is being developed north east of Muharraq and the first 150 houses will be handed over to investors by the end of 2004. A spa and natural springs complex, as well as a health centre offering different therapies will also be built for the benefit of residents and tourists.

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