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Swiss-Belhotel Intl, Omniyat inks agreement


In a bid to expand its regional footprint, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) entered into a management agreement with Omniyat Real Estate to operate two properties in Kuwait.

Both Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar and Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq are under development and expected to open in 2018.

Laurent A Voivenel, Swiss-Belhotel international’s senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India, said: “We are proud to debut the Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belresidences brands in Kuwait that is one of the key growth markets for us in the GCC. The hospitality Industry in the country is witnessing growth at the moment.”

The steady growth of tourism in Kuwait, with a vision to welcome 440,000 visitors annually by 2024 is fuelling demand for quality hotels.

Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar will offer 58 rooms with a multiple choice of leisure and recreation facilities such two restaurants, lobby café, spa, health club and swimming pool. While Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq will cater for corporate travellers across its 68 one and two bedroom hotel apartments. The hotel will also feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a deli corner in the lobby, kids club and a swimming pool.