Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group has signed a deal to open a new Mantis conservation-focused property on Hawar Island, an archipelago of desert islands owned by Bahrain, situated off the west coast of Qatar in the Gulf of Bahrain of the Persian Gulf. Set to debut in 2024, Mantis Bahrain Hawar Island Hotel & Resort will be located a 45-minute boat ride from the Bahrain mainland.
Since partnering in 2018, Accor and Mantis have worked together to offer guests authentic curated hotels, eco-lodges and waterways while promoting sustainability. For the new project, the group is partnering with Edamah (Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company), the real-estate arm of Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mantis Bahrain Hawar Island Hotel & Resort will feature 72 keys, along with 5 dining concepts and extensive sports and leisure facilities, such as an Adventure Park, a tennis court, a bike track, and a waterpark. Its overwater villas will boast direct access to the sea and offer superior service, quality, and beautiful island nature. Additionally, the resort will have its own helipad.
The property will feature two main concepts: the beach resort, which will include luxury accommodation units coupled with chill out zones, bars and coffee stations, meditation spaces, and other social areas for adventure and sports enthusiasts. It will be surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, making it one of the first such environmentally focused projects and a one-of-a-kind destination in the Middle East. Guests will have a chance to admire the island’s biodiversity, which includes sand gazelles, Arabian oryx, multi-colored coral reefs, and endangered dugongs.
A sustainable and environmentally aware approach will be employed for the development of this project. Systems will be used to sort waste, reuse biodegradable food waste, and reduce the use of water and energy through the latest technologies to minimize the environmental impact.