Maestra Group has opened a base in Bahrain and formed a partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, to launch Maestra Bahrain – for the debut of the resort’s arena – a new 43,000 square foot, state-of-the-art conference and exhibition facility.

Maestra Group will oversee all technical aspects of the new arena facility, which offers a full set-up and capacity for large banquet receptions and global conferences, complemented with The Ritz-Carlton service, hotel, resort facilities and catering.

Tom Clements, managing partner at Maestra Group, said: “We are extremely excited about this new venture and to be involved in such a high profile and incredibly well-designed event space.

“For Maestra Group, this is a logical expansion of our work in Dubai and it will also be the first step in some strategic expansion plans for Maestra Group in the Middle East.”

Bernard de Villèle, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, said: “As Bahrain becomes a global destination for premiere conferences and events in the region, it’s our pleasure to partner with Maestra and unveil a new conference facility complemented with our signature Ritz-Carlton brand service we’re known for globally.

“With modern interiors and high-tech capabilities, the Arena stands to be one of the sought-after venues in the region and a perfect addition to the resorts already existing portfolio.”

The new venue is designed to host all types and styles of gatherings and events, including conferences, trade shows, car launches, seminars, music concerts, exhibitions and more.

Maestra Bahrain will include a core project management and technical team, as well as an inventory of sound, lighting, AV and rigging equipment.