A tender for the construction of the JW Marriott hotel, which is being built as part of the Bahrain Bay development, will be issued in the next four-eight weeks, according to Bahrain Bay’s deputy chief executive officer Abdulla al-Doseri.  

Substructure works on the project are currently being performed by Dutch Foundation and are nearly complete, he said. The tender for the construction of the 55-storey superstructure will be issued by Khaleej Capital, a joint venture of Qatar-based Business Trading Company and the local Remza Investment Company.

The hotel project will consist of a 50-storey tower on top of a five-storey podium, with three floors of underground parking. The development will cover a total area of 97,000 square metres.

The east side of the tower will contain 276 hotel rooms and related facilities and the west side will contain 96 serviced apartments. The five-storey podium will contain the banquet hall and meeting facilities, lobbies and common areas, in addition to 200 car parking spaces. The underground car park will contain 220 car parking spaces.

The consultant is the local YDA & Associates.

Bahrain Bay will be home to a number of luxury hotels in the coming years. Work on the Four Seasons hotel is near completion, and a Wyndham Grand Manama will be operational by June 14, Al-Doseri said.