22 JULY 2019


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Article from BTNews 22 JULY 2019

Bahrain seals deal for Raffles resort

The iconic Raffles brand is set to make its debut in Bahrain following a landmark agreement between Accor and GFH Financial Group (GFH) to manage the country’s first ultra-luxurious retreat.

The two partners say the management agreement for Raffles Bahrain marks the start of a growing partnership between them and consolidates Accor’s presence in the kingdom, where it currently operates six properties.

Accor says Raffles Bahrain “will continue the Raffles Hotels and Resorts legacy of old-world elegance, first-class travel experiences and genuine charm with a landmark takeover of the Al Areen Palace and Spa”.

The private resort features 78 pool villas as well as the region’s largest spa and hydrotherapy facility and landscaping inspired by Arabian palace gardens. Major enhancements are being planned to transform the property.

Accor Middle East & Africa CEO Mark Willis said: “We are delighted to partner with GFH Financial Group, one of the leading investment houses in the Gulf region, to debut the Raffles brand in Bahrain.

“This continued growth signals a remarkable new chapter in the success story of Raffles, a revered global luxury brand with an illustrious history and a reputation for extraordinary properties in the world’s best cities and sought-after resort locales.”



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