Marriott set to open flagship Renaissance

Marriott International aims to fly the flag for its Renaissance hotel brand with the opening of the Renaissance Bahrain Amwaj Islands Hotel in 2008.

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By  Sarah Campbell Published  January 3, 2006

Marriott International aims to fly the flag for its Renaissance hotel brand with the opening of the Renaissance Bahrain Amwaj Islands Hotel in 2008. Part of the US $1 billion Amwaj Islands development, the 323-room hotel is being developed in association with Ossis Property Developers, owners of the Amwaj project. “We are thrilled to be a part of this impressive development,” said Ed Fuller, president & managing director of international lodging at Marriott International. “The Amwaj Islands project is magnificent in scope and scale and we fully expect our Renaissance hotel there to become our flagship Renaissance property in the Middle East.” The Amwaj Islands mixed use development will offer residences, offices, a shopping mall, entertainment island, additional hotels and a 140-berth marina. The Renaissance hotel will open in 2008 as part of the project’s second phase. The hotel will boast 323 sea-facing rooms on seven floors, five restaurants and a 1500m² conference centre. “The style and design of the hotel is perfect for the Renaissance brand. Renaissance Hotels are positioned as ‘consistently unique hotels, where new impressions and novel experiences unfold in every detail’,” Jeff Strachan, area director of sales & marketing for Marriott International, told Hotelier Middle East. “The Renaissance brand is also focused on the enjoyment of the guest and suits a resort property very well. This hotel will be our second new build Renaissance in the Middle East and Africa after our Sharm El Sheikh Resort, which is performing extremely well,” he added.

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