Accor, the largest hospitality company in Europe and the sixth-largest worldwide, is now all set to open a new Mantis property on Bahrain’s Hawar Island, merging luxury with eco-tourism while redefining adventure.
Accor is a French multinational hospitality company that owns, manages, and franchises hotels, resorts, and vacation properties. It operates in 5,199 locations in around 110 countries, with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.
Mantis was founded in 2000 by global entrepreneur and conservationist Adrian Gardiner. Accor and Mantis joined forces in 2018 and have worked together ever since. They welcome guests in authentic curated hotels, eco-lodges, and waterways while prioritising the cause of sustainability and promoting further appreciation of the natural environment across every unique destination.
The new mantis project is to open in 2024, which will be situated on the west coast of Hawar Island, which enjoys recognition from UNESCO for its natural beauty. It will be a 45-minute boat ride from the Bahrain mainland.
The property 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 the chance to stay in overwater villas offering direct access to the sea while experiencing superior service, quality, and beautiful island nature.
Paul Gardiner, CEO of the Mantis Collection, said: “I believe a new traveler is beginning to emerge, a more conscious one who is far more mindful about the well-being of the planet. Mantis is the ideal brand to support this ethos as we are all about curated destinations inspired by culture, conservation, community inclusion, and sustainable adventures.”
“We are looking forward to partnering with Accor to open the first Mantis brand in Bahrain on Hawar Island and welcoming visitors from across the region with the traditional warm hospitality that Bahrain is known for,” said Edamah, CEO Amin Alarrayed. “The island’s pristine environment has been virtually undisturbed, resulting in a vibrant ecosystem which will appeal to nature lovers. We aim to showcase this natural beauty while focusing on sustainability to preserve it for future generations.”
According to Travel Daily News, the hotel & resort will feature 72 keys, along with five dining concepts and extensive sports and leisure facilities, such as an Adventure Park, a tennis court, a bike track, and a waterpark.
Additionally, the property will have a helipad. The property will feature two main concepts: the beach resort, incorporated with luxury accommodation units coupled with chill-out zones, bars and coffee stations, meditation spaces, and other social areas for adventure and sports enthusiasts. Guests can choose from a variety of recreational activities such as morning hikes, beach walks, outdoor beach yoga sessions, and water sports.