Tivoli and Avani Hotels and Residences ... coming up at Bilaj Al Jazayer.

Edamah, the real estate arm of Mumtalakat, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, has appointed Cebarco as the main contractor for the Tivoli and Avani Hotels and Residences project coming up at its key development Bilaj Al Jazayer.

Located on Bahrain’s south-west coast, Bilaj Al Jazayer encompasses 1.3 million sq m of land with a 3-km beachfront. The new mixed-use development will feature a range of facilities including resorts, residential villas and apartments in addition to food and beverage outlets, offices, and retail and entertainment offerings.

Both the properties – the four-star Avani Hotel and five-star Tivoli Hotel – will be managed by Minor Hotels, a globally acclaimed operator in the resorts and hotels industry with a portfolio of 527 hotels and resorts in 54 countries.

According to Edamah, the Avani and Tivoli, with a total of 200 keys, mark Minor Hotels’ foray into the Bahraini market aimed at supporting the growth of the kingdom’s tourism and hospitality sectors. 

The hotels will be accompanied by three branded fully serviced residences, offering a total of 150 luxury apartments.

On the contract award, Edamah said Cebarco was selected for the project as it is renowned for its excellence and reliability in Bahrain and beyond.

Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Chairman of Edamah, said: “We are delighted to initiate the construction of the Tivoli & Avani Hotels & Residences, marking the first of many milestones at Bilaj Al Jazayer. This project symbolises our commitment to elevating Bahrain’s tourism and real estate landscape, and we are confident that with Cebarco’s expertise, it will be executed to the highest standards.”

Dr Khalid Abdulrahim, the Chairman and CEO of KAR Group, Cebarco’s holding company, said: “We are eager to commence construction on this flagship project and are committed to upholding the quality and excellence that Edamah and its stakeholders expect.”

The Tivoli & Avani Hotels & Residences project is scheduled for completion within two years.

Meanwhile, Edamah has issued request for proposals (RFP) to leading architectural firms for providing lead consultancy services for the Sitra Industrial Park project. The deadline for submitting the bids was set at April 28, it added.