First ibis Styles to open in Manama

First ibis Styles to open in Manama

Room view of an ibis Styles hotel
Room view of an ibis Styles hotel

AccorHotels recently signed a management agreement with Action Hotels to develop an ibis Styles in the Diplomatic Area of Manama.

This will be the eighth collaboration between AccorHotels and Action Hotels in the Middle East. Globally, Action Hotels has 11 properties under management with AccorHotels, including three in Australia.

Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer of AccorHotels Middle East, said: “We are confident that the modern design and location of ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area will attract corporate and leisure guests. The new hotel also represents AccorHotels’ fifth property in the Kingdom, bringing the number of rooms that we operate in the country close to 1,000.”

Adding further Alain Debare, chief executive officer at Action Hotels, said: “We look forward to opening this new hotel by Q4 2016 and growing our portfolio towards the objective of 5,000 rooms by 2020.”

AccorHotels has four existing properties in Bahrain, forming a wide-ranging network with a luxury Sofitel, midscale Novotel and Mercure, and an economy ibis. The Group currently operates 75 hotels in the Middle East, encompassing close to 20,000 rooms across the luxury and economy segments. Another 55 hotels are under development in the region, bringing more than 14,000 additional rooms to the Middle East.

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