MAF ends Bahrain management deal with Kempinski
Kempinski Hotels and Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim have announced they have reached an agreement to end the hotel management deal for the Kempinski Grand and Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre in Manama, Gulf Daily News has reported. Kempinski Hotels will continue to manage the hotel up until midnight on June 30 when it will formally hand over the property to Majid Al Futtaim, the hospitality group said. “Our studies of the changing market requirements informed our decision to adopt a two distinct brand strategy for the two-tower hotel in Manama,” Majid Al Futtaim- Properties chief executive George Kostas said. “We will announce the new brands in due course,” he added.