Starwood Hotels & Re sorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) has signed an agreement with Majid Al Futtaim Properties to launch its Westin and Le Méridien brands in Bahrain. Scheduled to debut in July this year, The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre will be located in the heart of Manama and are in close proximity to popular tourist and commercial areas such the Manama Souq, King Faisal Corniche and Diplomatic Area. Combined, the two hotels will add 460 rooms to Starwood’s portfolio in Bahrain. “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Majid Al Futtaim Properties as we debut our Westin and Le Méridien brands in Bahrain,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “We have a long presence in the country, dating back to 1981 when we opened the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel. We look forward to expanding our footprint here with the launch of these two distinct lifestyle brands later this year.” George Kostas, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said: “We are very pleased with today’s announcement and welcome the addition of these two new brands into our portfolio. We believe they will add significant value to our offering in Bahrain and will further strengthen the position of our 11 hotels across the region.” The Westin Bahrain City Centre The Westin Bahrain City Centre will feature 200 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, including six executive suites and a Presidential Suite. All rooms will have the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed®, the Heavenly Bath® enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, the Heavenly® Robe and the latest modern in-room technology. The Westin Bahrain City Centre will also offer five dining venues and over 6,500 square-feet of ultra-modern event space. Guests of The Westin Bahrain City Centre will also be able to find total relaxation at The Heavenly Spa by Westin™, which will offer an array of treatments dedicated to well-being. The hotel will feature the WestinWORKOUT® with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a swimming pool. Other signature Westin amenities will include the SuperfoodsRX™ menu designed to treat guests to exceptional food combinations rich in nutrients, antioxidants and flavour.