1. Swiss-Belhotel opens two new hotels in Bahrain

According to Hotelier Middle East, Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef, a 189-key five-star luxury resort will be ready by Q4 2017 while a new residences property in Juffair is also in the final stages of being branded as Swiss-Belresidences, due for a December 2017 opening.

Swiss-Belhotel International chairman and president Gavin M. Faull said in a statement: "We are pleased to expand our footprint in Bahrain where we have enjoyed great success with our flagship property Swiss-Belhotel Seef.

"The new developments are in line with our multi-brand growth strategy and reinforce our commitment to Bahrain where we continue to see a strong demand. We look forward to a long-term partnership with our valued owners and associates."

Swiss-Belhotel International currently has 3,500 rooms in the pipeline for the Middle East.

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