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Leading developer selects Otis for largest mall in Bahrain

Bahrain: Tuesday, May 22 - 2007 @ 15:10

“We are pleased to provide Otis’ premier products to this remarkable shopping and leisure destination in one of the Middle East’s most popular and fastest-growing tourist areas,” said Otis President Ari Bousbib.

Otis will provide 49 elevators, 40 escalators and 24 moving walkways for the mall in Manama. Of that, 21 elevators will be Otis’ Gen2(R) systems with patented flat-belt technology, machine-roomless design, and energy-efficient and environmentally friendly benefits.

With 150,000 square meters (1.6 million square feet) of leasable space and provision for more than 300 stores, Bahrain City Centre will include two five-star hotels, two multi-level international department stores, the largest indoor water park in the region, a 20-screen cinema — the largest in the Middle East, a family entertainment center and a 6,000-car covered parking area. Bahrain City Centre is a project of Majid Al Futtaim Group (MAF), a leading developer in the Middle East, and is scheduled to open in 2008.

Otis Elevator Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 61,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains 1.5 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.

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