Bahrain hotels get geared up
A BIC spokesperson confirmed that as of the end of 2004, 80 per cent of the BIC’s allocated 2,000 rooms were booked.
ON April 4, 2004, Bahrain pulled off what has now been voted the best-organised F1 event of the year by the FIA, but Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is currently strategising so that the 2005 event surpasses all expectation once again.
Accommodation is a key component of such a large scale project and this year a new plan is being executed. In 2004, BIC allocated 75 per cent of Bahrain hotels their F1 guests – that’s 59 hotels, and over 3,800 rooms.
This year, the BIC has decided to only allocate the most exclusive quality establishments, thus cutting the number of allocated hotels to 25. The rest of the hotels will be available for direct sales through their own sales teams.
A BIC spokesperson confirmed that as of the end of 2004, 80 per cent of the BIC’s allocated 2,000 rooms were booked, with more bookings flooding in all the time, proving that 2005 looks set to top even the award-winning 2004 inaugural event. Reportedly, all top hotels in the Kingdom are fully booked already and are now busy lining up many support events on the sidelines of the grand event.