AccorHotels unveils first ibis Styles in Bahrain

The hotel comprises 95 rooms including 24 family suites, offering guests a warm and welcoming atmosphere coupled with the comforts of home.
Updated 10 August 2017
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AccorHotels unveils first ibis Styles in Bahrain

AccorHotels has announced the opening of its newest property in the Middle East — ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area — in partnership with Action Hotels PLC.
Launched in response to significant demand for economy and midscale brands in the Bahraini capital, ibis Styles Manama also marks the 10th global collaboration between AccorHotels and Action Hotels PLC.
Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa, said: “ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Quarter is a highly anticipated addition to Bahrain’s growing hospitality industry and to the ibis brand family. It is a pleasure to collaborate with our trusted partner Action Hotels for the opening of our first ibis Styles in Bahrain.”
Alain Debare, chief executive officer at Action Hotels, said: “We are pleased to introduce the award-winning ibis Styles brand to Bahrain, with the opening of a property designed to strengthen the kingdom’s hospitality offer in the economy and midscale segments.” He said: “Bahrain is an important market for us and this new hotel is strategically complementary to the existing ibis Seef. Both hotels are operated under long-term management agreements with AccorHotels and will benefit from commercial synergies and economies of scale.”
Situated in the heart of Manama’s main government, diplomatic and financial district, the 95-key ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area is now open to visitors seeking a property with a distinctive personality and design, at an affordable price.
The hotel comprises 95 rooms including 24 family suites, offering guests a warm and welcoming atmosphere coupled with the comforts of home. Guests can visit the hotel’s main restaurant, as well as enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast and à la carte menu around the clock. For corporate clientele, the hotel comes complete with a modern meeting room and coffee break area, while those looking to stay fit during their stay can visit the fully equipped gym.
Ricardo Rofail, general manager of the newly opened property, said: “Our doors are now officially open to business and leisure guests from around the world seeking to experience quality accommodation at an affordable price in the heart of Bahrain’s capital. Through its world-class amenities, modern-design and internationally renowned services, the ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area will undoubtedly work to bridge the gap in quality economy offerings in Bahrain.”


Lamborghini wows luxury car show in Jeddah

Updated 24 March 2019
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Lamborghini wows luxury car show in Jeddah

Lamborghini Saudi Arabia participated in the EXCS International Luxury Motor Show, which was held in Jeddah March 14-17.
Wayne Banoub, COO of Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Lamborghini in the Kingdom, said: “Lamborghini cars are known worldwide as one of the most sophisticated cars, this famous brand has wide recognition in Saudi Arabia in particular and in the region in general; in view of its deep roots, elegance and development, it is one of the first luxury car brands that appeared in the Saudi market.”
Banoub said Lamborghini’s sales have doubled in Saudi Arabia since Samaco acquired its distribution rights last year.
“Over the years, this brand has played hard to fortify its place in the market and achieve a substantial portion in the market of luxury sports cars. Since Samaco got its dealership in Saudi Arabia, its sales have doubled and even exceeded our quota.”
Launched in 2018, the Urus is the world’s first sport SUV, delivering best-in-class lightweight technologies, with innovation in design and engineering.
The Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l, the Urus claims one of the highest power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio.
Claimed as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing a 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes, the Aventador SVJ is fitted with a naturally aspirated V12 engine which produces 770 HP and torque of 720 Nm partied with a 7-speed automatic transmission model ISR.
The Aventador SVJ is designed to achieve high performance and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hour in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 350 km/hour. The car is limited to 900 production units only.
The 12th edition of EXCS was held amid intense competition in the Saudi luxury car sector. The motor show provides a platform for luxury car companies and dealers in Saudi Arabia to showcase the latest models that arrived in the Kingdom during the year.
The luxury car sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia, thanks to the increasing demand for this category of vehicles.
Lamborghini Car Owners Club organized a visit for a number of the club members to Lamborghini’s pavilion at the International Luxury Motor Show, where they interacted with other visitors, discussing the many features of Lamborghini cars.