Swiss-Belhotel International signs management agreement with Omniyat Real Estate for two new properties in Kuwait
Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has entered into a management agreement with Omniyat Real Estate to operate two properties in Kuwait. Both Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar and Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq are under development and expected to open in 2018.
Mr Laurent A. Voivenel, Swiss-Belhotel International’s Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, said: “We are very proud to debut the Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belresidences brands in Kuwait that is one of the key growth markets for us in the GCC. The hospitality Industry in the country is witnessing a remarkable growth at the moment and we are truly grateful to Omniyat Real Estate for having given us this great opportunity.”
The steady growth of tourism in Kuwait, with a vision to welcome 440,000 visitors annually by 2024 is fuelling demand for quality hotels. Dr. Abdullah Abdulsamad Marafi, Owner and General Manager, Omniyat Real Estate, said: “We are very pleased to partner with a reputed operator like Swiss-Belhotel International who is well-placed to meet the needs of the domestic market in accordance with the best international standards. Both Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar and Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq are being developed for discerning domestic and international travellers looking for world-class accommodation in Kuwait.”
The government is making huge investments in enhancing tourism infrastructure as well as developing new leisure and lifestyle attractions. Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “It is the perfect time for us to enter Kuwait when the country is evolving into a multifaceted destination with the development of diverse attractions for both corporate and leisure visitors. This has significantly pushed the demand for quality hotels and represents a brilliant opportunity for Swiss-Belhotel International to grow our footprint in the country. We are confident both Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar and Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq will add tremendous value to our growing presence in the region while further strengthening our international portfolio. ”
Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar will be a comfortable and stylish address for both business and leisure travellers offering a home-away-from-home experience. Featuring 58 rooms equipped with top-notch facilities, the hotel enjoys an exceptional location in Kuwait City with no other international hotel brand having a presence in the area. Included in its facilities will be a multiple choice of leisure and recreation facilities such two superb restaurants, lobby café, spa, health club and swimming pool.