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MANAMA, Bahrain – December 19, 2017 – As the new year arrives, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain unveils over $1.5 million dollars in property enhancements including a revitalized marina and dock area and new outdoor heated pool experience this January. Since the opening in 2003, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain resort has been committed to the revitalization of its 20-acre resort facilities year after year with the addition of new restaurants including Cantina Kahlo in October 2016 and this year with the major redevelopment being the Royal Beach Club marina facilities.

As the only marina in the North and West coast of the island Kingdom of Bahrain, the new marina enhancement, designed in partnership with United Marine Trading Co. (UMT), features a unique, state-of-the-art European design boasting the latest in nautical technologies, fueling facilities and life safety features. Sitting on its own private curved basin, the facility also adds ten new mooring spaces for boats with over half the area now exclusively reserved for larger luxury boats above 13 to 27 meters in size, along with an upgraded electrical capacity and high-quality pontoons to support the overall structure. One-of-a-kind touches also add to the design with metal cleat hooks that are embossed with The Ritz-Carlton brand logo and ambient deck lighting casting blue and white hues beneath the starry night sky.

“Our new marina facilities are a testament to our commitment to quality. However, the larger vision is how we can always improve the overall resort experience for guests and valued Royal Beach Club members who have been a part of the resort’s journey for over 20 years, says Costas Christou, Director of Engineering. “This is what makes our brand stand out from the rest and what signifies our direction as we look to the future together with our ownership International Hotels Establishment.”

Advanced life safety features will also exalt a more secure environment with additional safety ladders, two fire hose reel cabinet and caddy units, high-pressure fire hydrants and lockable aluminum gates on each gangway. Arriving at the dock area, guests will also experience a more widened and extended pathway to the marina, along with smooth access bridges during low tides off the Arabian Gulf.

“Working on the Royal Beach Club marina project was an enriching experience for United Marine Trading Co. (UMT). And like with past large and mid-size marina projects across the GCC we’ve executed, this project also presented its challenges. However, we saw this as an opportunity to truly push the boundaries and deploy creative efforts to re-design the berth spaces to add more mooring facility for the addition of larger yachts.” says Bassam Hajj, General Manager for UMT.

Heading to the resort’s wet areas, guest will now be able to experience heated temperatures close to that of a traditional Turkish Hamman as the resort swimming pools see a complete update to their heating system. The new enhancement will ensure a year-round experience for visiting guests to relax and enjoy poolside even during the breezy-cool months of the Bahrain winter.

Open enrollment for the 2018 Royal Beach Club membership ends January 10, 2018. For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, or to reserve your stay, please call (800) 00995, the hotel directly at (+973) 1758 0000, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at ritzcarlton.com/bahrain. Follow the hotel on Facebook and join the conversation using #RCMemories.

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