Minor Hotels announces Bahrain debut with two new properties

The Avani and Tivoli hotels, each with 110 keys, will be located along the main boulevard of Bilaj Al Jazayer, a new waterfront development

Scheduled to open in 2024, Avani Hotel and Tivoli Hotel at Bilaj Al Jazayer will be the first hospitality offerings in the area, which is undergoing redevelopment. This marks Minor Hotels’ entry into Bahrain to support the growth of the Kingdom’s tourism and hospitality sectors. 

Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah), the real estate arm of Mumtalakat, the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, signed a partnership agreement with Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor, to develop two upscale hotels at Bilaj Aljazayer. 


Minor International PCL chairman and founder William E Heinecke and Edamah chairman Khalid Al Rumaihi were in attendance to sign the agreement. Speaking about the new properties, Al Rumaihi said: “This partnership with Minor Hotels complements our broader developmental goals for Bilaj Al Jazayer. The new hotels will play a key role in attracting tourism to the southwest coast of the Kingdom.”

Heinecke added: “Minor Hotels’ entry into Bahrain is of strategic importance for the group, strengthening our portfolio in the region and continuing to grow the footprint of the Avani and Tivoli brands. The country is well-positioned with high-quality infrastructure and services, and an engaged and highly energetic leadership. 

“I have visited a few times over the years and have especially enjoyed my time as an F1 fan. I’m very happy to have visited once again, this time touring Bilaj Al Jazayer and the site of our future Avani and Tivoli hotels.”

Located on Bahrain’s southwest coast, Bilaj Al Jazayer encompasses 1.3 million square metres of land with a three-kilometre beachfront. Manama is a 25-minute drive, and the Bahrain International Circuit and Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark are located nearby. 

The Avani and Tivoli hotels, each with 110 keys, will be located along the main boulevard of Bilaj Al Jazayer, on the waterfront. Avani Bilaj Al Jazayer will offer rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, an Avani Pantry, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and a meeting space. Meanwhile, Tivoli Bilaj Al Jazayer’s facilities will include guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a spa and wellness facilities. The hotels will share a beach club within the Bilaj Al Jazayer development.

Minor Hotels has a portfolio of 527 hotels and resorts in 54 countries across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Indian Ocean.

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