Kempinski plans Bahrain return

Imagery courtesy of Kempinski Hotels.
Kempinski Hotels is returning to Bahrain with a landmark hotel and residences in a new development in Bahrain Harbour.

Europe’s oldest luxury hotel company has inked a deal with Infracorp, which currently has more than US$3 billion in assets under management.

Triple towers

Kempinski Bahrain Harbour and The Residences at Kempinski Bahrain Harbour will occupy one of three signature towers that are part of the mixed-use Bahrain Harbour development.

The property will boast 74 guestrooms situated on the upper floors and an additional 186 Kempinski branded residences spread across the rest of the building, which is expected to open its doors by the end of 2025.

Contemporary interiors

The hotel and residences will occupy one of the highest towers in the country, offering elevated views across the marina and Manama skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.

Accommodation will feature contemporary style interiors with soft colours, marble features and wooden textures, with accented feature walls and brass fixtures.

Abundant amenities

Guests will also have access to a rooftop swimming pool, spa and wellness facilities, a fully equipped panoramic gym, tennis courts, and kids’ play area, a business centre and meetings and events facilities. 

Bahrain Harbour will be home to up to 60 retail boutiques and extensive food and beverage options.

Re-establishing foothold

Bernold Schroeder, CEO Kempinski Group and chairman of the management board of Kempinski AG, said: “This landmark development re-establishes our foothold in Bahrain and our long-standing commitment to the Middle East.

“At Kempinski Bahrain Harbour, guests will discover a warm European welcome in a setting that reflects the riches of the Arabian Gulf; a modern and sophisticated environment set around a wonderful marina at the heart of Bahrain’s financial district. We are thrilled to be partnering with Infracorp on this prestigious project.”

Ideal partner

Majed Al-Khan, CEO, Infracorp, added: “At Bahrain Harbour, we have created a new community for global citizens, where innovative architecture, world class dining and luxury waterfront living provide a prime residential destination.

“As the oldest luxury hotel company in Europe, Kempinski is the ideal partner to position the hospitality element at the Harbour.”

More in the Middle East

Kempinski is lining up several other projects in the Middle East, including a spectacular floating hotel in Dubai, Kempinski Floating Palace, delivering 157 keys in Q4 2025.

Saudi Arabia is a hotbed of development for the firm, with sites including Kempinski Al Qeshan, Kempinski Medina, Kempinski Yanbu and Kempinski Makkah in the offing.