Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Bahrain Real Estate Investment today announced the development of a new 215-room luxury resort in Bahrain.

Slated to open in 2018, Fairmont Bahrain Resort is in the early stages of development in the Al Jazayer area, project comprising a public beach, retail and restaurant outlets, hospitality components, and entertainment facilities.

bahrain-79639_640Fairmont Bahrain Resort will feature 215 guestrooms and chalets, Fairmont Gold—the brand’s signature ‘hotel within a hotel’ concept, and more than 21,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including a ballroom.

South of the capital of Manama, within close proximity to Bahrain International Circuit and the Saudi Arabian Causeway, and just 35 minutes from the Bahrain International Airport, the hotel is expected to be a popular destination for leisure, business, and MICE guests visiting the region.

The addition of Fairmont Bahrain Resort complements a growing portfolio of other Fairmont hotels currently under development in the region including Fairmont Ajman, Fairmont Riyadh, Fairmont Fujairah, Fairmont Citystars Sharm el Sheikh, Fairmont Amman and Fairmont Marina Resort, Abu Dhabi.