Bahrain historic hotel to get a new breath of life | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

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Bahrain Hotel, Bahrain’s first hotel, a treasured piece of Bahrain’s tourism history, is ready to receive a new lease of life.

The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities is eager to revive the hotel by giving it a complete makeover by partnering with private sector investors.

According to a tender launched, the authority is looking for investors to participate in an auction for the allocation of the construction of the project.

Hotel Bahrain near Bab Al Bahrain is said to be the oldest of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Sheikh Abdul Noor Al Bastaki, owner of the hotel, is also recognized as the pioneer of the hotel industry in Bahrain.

Even today, Hotel Bahrain continues to be known as the “Abdul Noor Hotel” among locals.

Reports say construction of the facility began in the 1920s but did not open the doors to visitors until 1950 due to delays in the supply of building materials from the UK after World War II world.

The hotel was built on Government Avenue to house GCC and Arab leaders.


Needs vision and points of view

The tender indicates that the authority is eager to find the most suitable tender with the best vision and technical views to carry out the rehabilitation works of the facility, as well as the most cost-effective financial proposal. .

The authority said it would work with the investor, who is expected to employ an engineer and interior designer, to develop a plan and design the hotel’s restoration and rehabilitation works.

The BACA project is also part of the Tourism Sector Strategy 2022-026, which aims to increase the contribution of the tourism sector to GDP to 11.4% by 2026.

Local or international hotels BACA said it was interested in turning the property over to a “local or international hotel operation” to manage the facility after renovation.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are eligible to get a 10% preference at the financial evaluation stage when submitting the “SME Classification Certificate” during the tender for this RFP. offers.

This tender is subject to the provisions of the Tenders Act promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 36 of 2002, its amendments and implementing regulations promulgated by Decree No. 37 of 2002.

Found interesting, so make offers by March 13, 2022, with BD5,000 deposit and BD100 bidding fee.

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