Saturday, June 26, 2010

Marriott Executive Apartments Manama Launches Bahrain Heritage Package

"Investing in culture allows us to channel a portion of our financial resources to a process of forging cultural links and global communication, promoting our cultural heritage and raise awareness of the significance of its preservation." – Sheikha Mai bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa, Ministry of Culture and Information Kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrain National Museum

Bahrain government is continuing to improve tourism sector through developing its Kingdom's culture, heritage and arts. The Culture & National Heritage sector and the Tourism Affair have been working together with private sector to seek development of programs and infrastructure in order to keep pace with global developments and maintain an active role in the cultural, social and economic development of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

To support the above program, Marriott Executive Apartments Manama proudly introduces "Bahrain Heritage Package" that will be released from 18 June 2010. The package includes staying in a luxurious apartment, complimentary breakfast and internet access as well as visiting Bahrain National Museum in Manama and Bahrain Fort in Karbabad.

Through enjoying the package, visitors experience the genuine culture and traditions of Bahrain. They will be familiar with local customs and learn history of the country by exploring artifact, pieces of ancient arts and heritage sites.

Director of Sales Marriott Executive Apartments Manama Marwan Haddad said that his company would like to promote Bahrain on a global level as a distinct hub for business as well as cultural activity and diversity. He expects that by purchasing the package, visitors to Bahrain will have more valuable experience and understanding of the local culture.

"This is our contribution to support Bahrain government initiative to grow tourism industry and particularly to hold up cultural initiative and projects in the island," said Marwan.

"Bahrain is very rich with culture and traditions. We would like to promote this asset to our guests and residents and create a product that can enhance the awareness of the importance of preserving cultural heritage," added Marwan.

Targeting leisure and family traveler from the GCC, the Marriott Executive Apartments Manama Bahrain is currently offering various packages such as Bahrain Heritage Package, Bahrain Beach Package, Bahrain Movie Package, Escape! Romance Package, Escape! Dining Package, Escape! Drive Package and Escape! Shopping Package. For more information about the packages, please visit

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Marriott Executive Apartments, the upscale serviced apartment brand of Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) will nearly double in size in the next 36 months to respond to a growing need in many emerging markets for long-term stay lodging for executive expatriates needing spacious housing and hotel amenities. Including Bahrain, Marriott operates 17 Marriott Executive Apartments in 14 countries outside the U.S., and 14 more hotels are planned in countries such as Qatar, Thailand, Egypt, China, India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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