Thailand-based hospitality company Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Dar Al-Huda Hotel Apartments to operate Dusit Resort and Spa Lagoona Beach in Bahrain.
Comprising 174 seafront apartments, each with sea views, the an upper upscale beachfront hotel, resort and serviced residence, is located in Al Budaiya on the northwest coast of Bahrain Island.
Alongside a health and fitness centre with gender segregated spas and swimming pools, resort amenities include water sports, zip-lines, private islands, meeting facilities, a kids’ club, an all-day-dining restaurant, Da Rosa Lebanese restaurant, and a vibrant seafront restaurant serving Italian cuisine.
A luxury villa complex with water park is also being planned, Dusit said in a statement.
Dusit Resort and Spa Lagoona Beach will be the second Dusit-branded property in Bahrain. It follows last year’s signing of dusitD2 City Centre Bahrain, which is slated to open by the end of the year.
In the MENA region, Dusit currently operates six hotels, representing a total of 1,786 keys. Alongside the two properties in Bahrain, nine more projects are in the pipeline and expected to open over the next two years across Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, and the UAE, bringing Dusit’s total number of keys in MENA to 2,511.
“Our aim is to have at least 25 hotels in operation in the region by 2020, representing 5,700 keys,” said Lim Boon Kwee, chief operating officer, Dusit International. “We are delighted Dar Al-Huda Hotel Apartments has given us that opportunity at Dusit Resort and Spa Lagoona Beach. This is an excellent property in a prime location, and we look forward to making it a huge success.”
Irfan Ismail Shaikh, owner representative, Dar Al-Huda Hotel Apartments added: “Dusit International is renowned for delivering excellent service driven by the genuine care of its people, so we are extremely happy to join hands with them to bring that same distinctive experience to Bahrain.”