Marriott to manage Bahrain apartments


Marriott International will manage a new Bahrain executive apartments hotel, it was announced.

The first Marriott Executive Apartments Hotel in the Juffair district of Manama will open in 2006 under a management contract concluded with International Trading and Investment Company (ITICO).
The 95-unit building will be located approximately 5km from the city centre and 10km from Bahrain International Airport, near Al Fateh Highway.
The hotel will offer a mix of apartment layouts including one, two, and three bedroom units. For dining and entertainment, the property will offer a coffee shop and a resident’s lounge. Recreational amenities will include a health and leisure club and an outdoor, rooftop swimming pool.
Other amenities will include a business center, room service, a shopping service, laundry and valet service, parking for 135 automobiles, a gift shop and a prayer room.
The upscale Marriott Executive Apartments are designed to meet the housing needs of business executives on an overseas assignment of 30 days or more and for leisure travelers who require more space than is offered by a traditional hotel.
Currently, there are eight Marriott Executive Apartment hotels in the world. They are located in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Prague, Budapest, Brussels, Dubai, Tokyo and Bangkok.
Future openings include the 237-unit Shanghai Marriott Executive Apartments (2003) and the 121-unit Sao Paulo Marriott Executive Apartments (2004).
Marriott International is a leading worldwide hospitality company with nearly 2,600 lodging properties in the US and 66 other countries and territories.
The company operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centres.