Jumeirah Group to operate first hotel Bahrain – Jumeirah Royal Saray

Dubai Holding and Sevens Holding SPC yesterday announced the signing of a management agreement for Jumeirah Group to operate a luxury hotel in Bahrain.

The 167-key hotel, which will be called Jumeirah Royal Saray – Bahrain, is scheduled to open February 27, 2018, according to local Bahraini media reports.

The agreement marks Jumeirah Group’s entry into the Bahrain hospitality market. Jumeirah Group currently operates 20 hotels in nine destinations, managing more than 6000 hotel rooms.

Edris AlRafi, chief executive officer of Dubai Holding, said: “We have been looking to bring Jumeirah to Bahrain for a number of years and we are delighted to partner with Sevens Holding for Jumeirah Royal Saray – Bahrain. This signing is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide, and this elegant hotel will be an excellent addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio. We are very much looking forward to welcoming guests from the local community, as well as introducing this stunning destination to international travelers.”

Commenting on the agreement, ’Mohamed Al Kayed, chief executive officer of Sevens Holding said:” “The Bahraini tourism industry is increasingly growing, with rising inflows of business and leisure travelers visiting the Kingdom on an annual basis. We are excited about our partnership with Jumeirah Group, and are confident that the Group’s global track record of outstanding hospitality, together with our local market expertise will further enrich the regional luxury hospitality market at large.”