GHG Company Profile

Gulf Hotels Group BSC is a public limited liability company quoted on the Bahrain Stock Exchange which was incorporated in 1967, under the name of Bahrain Hotels Company.

The Group Chairman is Mr. Farouk Yousuf Almoayyed and the current Board of Directors includes distinguished, well-established and influential businessmen of Bahrain.

The vision of the then Bahrain Hotels Company back in 1967 was to provide a standard of hospitality unrivalled on the Island, which was duly delivered with the opening of Bahrain’s first five star property, the Gulf Hotel. Some forty years later, this philosophy remains the same although the Gulf Hotel has changed beyond recognition, continually expanding and upgrading to meet the modern day demands.

In 1975, the then Bahrain Hotels Company acquired the beverage distribution company “Vinsales”, later to become Gulf Cellar and more recently rebranded as Gulf Brands International.

The addition of the 2,200 seat state-of-the-art Gulf Convention Centre in 1997, located adjacent to the Gulf Hotel is a clear example of the Company’s commitment to meet the needs of the International MICE market.

2004 saw the Group expand outside Bahrain with the opening of the Ocean Paradise Resort in Zanzibar

The Gulf Executive Residence was opened in March 2006, providing 97 luxury apartment suites to further diversify the company’s portfolio within the market.

In 2011, the Group’s third property, the K Hotel in Bahrain opened its doors and quickly established itself as the leading four star hotel in the Kingdom, cementing the Gulf Hotels Group’s excellent reputation for its ability to profitably manage a broad portfolio of hospitality related businesses.

2010 saw Gulf Hotels Group acquire a major shareholding in restaurant operator, Bahrain Family Leisure Company.

In 2015, the group opened the Asdal Gulf Inn, a four-star boutique hotel located in the Seef District. The property is managed by GHG on behalf of GCC-based owners.

In 2016, the Group also commenced the construction of the Gulf Executive Residence Juffair, a 109 unit luxury apartment facility which will open in 2018 and acquired ownership of Bahrain Tourism Company, owners of the Crown Plaza Hotel Bahrain and major shareholders of African and Eastern Bahrain.

Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay, the Company’s first hotel establishment in Dubai, opened in 2018, catering to the Business Bay area in UAE. The hotel features 270 rooms with top-class facilities for both leisure and business travellers.

Bahrain Airport Hotel, opened in 2020 and is located Bahrain International Airport opposite departures gate 15. The Hotel features spacious and elegantly designed rooms of luxurious standards and state-of-the-art sleeping pods along with a spa.

In June 2023, the Group finalized the acquisition of Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort which will immediately undergo complete refurbishment along with the introduction of new features and leisure services, given the Group’s extended expertise in hospitality management.

And as part of its growth strategy, Gulf Hotels Group announced in November 2023 its expansion into Saudi Arabia as a priority market where the Group would establish a representative office in Riyadh to accelerate its expansion plans and provide a wide range of hospitality services.

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