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Dubai Holding Debuts The Bahraini Market Through Its Hospitality Arm, Jumeirah Group, To Manage A Luxury Hotel

Jumeirah Group becomes the UAE's first luxury hospitality company to operate in Bahrain

Monday, December 4, 2017
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Dubai Holding, the global investment conglomerate and Sevens Holding SPC today announced the signing of a management agreement for Jumeirah Group to operate a luxury hotel in Bahrain.  The hotel, to be named Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain, is scheduled to open February 27th, 2018.  The agreement marks Jumeirah Group’s entry into the Bahrain hospitality market and is a strategic milestone for the world-renowned luxury hospitality brand.
 
The Jumeirah Royal Saray, which is located on the Bahrain shoreline in a premium beach front position, offers 167 guest rooms including two Royal Suites as well as a variety of dining and recreational choices including a state of the art health club and spa. 
 
This important addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio is in line with the Group’s expansion plans across the Gulf Cooperation Council.  Jumeirah Group currently operates 20 hotels in nine destinations, managing more than 6000 hotel rooms and suites.  The opening of Jumeirah Royal Saray - Bahrain demonstrates the Group’s focus on accelerated growth and its continued drive to export its unique brand of hospitality internationally.

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.”

Jumeirah Group is one of the world's most luxurious hotel groups and operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts of distinctive design, including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.  The Group’s portfolio extends globally with hotels and resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Frankfurt, Mallorca, London, Maldives and Shanghai. Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts was recently named the Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 2017 at the World Travel Awards, and has won numerous awards and accolades for consistently delivering on its brand promise to STAY DIFFERENT and its culture of service excellence.

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