Four Seasons Bahrain: Everything you need to know
273-key luxury hotel set to start welcoming guests from March 1
Opening on March 1, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will become the third property for the luxury brand, following on from Doha and Dubai.
Here’s what we know so far about the hotel, which is located on a man-made island in Bahrain Bay, in a 68-storey tower:
ROOMS AND SUITES
The hotel will offer 216 guest rooms and 57 suites, each with views over the Manama skyline or the Arabian Gulf.
Interiors are by Pierre Rochon, inspired by ocean liners of the 1930s, with Art Deco accents and a calming colour palette.
Each room will feature the new, fully customisable Four Seasons Bed.
Throughout the Hotel, contemporary local culture is celebrated through works by Bahraini artists, including a series of ceramic tiles depicting the region's ancient Dilmun Culture by Huda Al Saie.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
The hotel will offer seven F&B concepts, with menus overseen by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the hotel's own executive chef, Stefano Andreoli.
Puck’s offering will include: his new concept re Asian Cuisine, a modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine; a 50th floor nightspot, Blue Moon Lounge; Cut by Wolfgang Puck, with the adjacent Cut Bar & Lounge.
Bahrain Bay Kitchen will offer a round-the-world buffet concept with multiple live cooking stations, as well as a Friday Brunch every week.
Designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, Bay-View Lounge will have panoramic city views and will be cater to casual business meetings, light meals and cocktails. Its Arabic high tea will feature a sweets buffet along with live piano music.
Vento, meaning breeze in Italian, will opens onto the main family pool area, with service options including a buffet, delivery to the lounge chair, or bento boxes to consume poolside or take along on boating excursions. By day, the fare will be light Mediterranean with gelato for the kids and tropical drinks for the adults. In the evening it will become a trattoria offering homemade pastas and pizzas from the wood-sparking oven.
The three Wolfgang Puck concepts and Vento have been designed by Hollywood designer Waldo Fernandez.
Azure will serve drinks and snacks by the adult pool during the day and, at night, will transform into a lounge featuring live DJs, shisha, a martini bar and an extensive Champagne list.
Continue to the next page for information about spa and fitness facilities, as well as the meetings and events spaces...
Free Form Infinity Pool – ‘Spilling’ into Bahrain Bay, this nearly 1000 square family friendly pool will feature an underwater sound system, poolside services including spritzes and Coola organic sun lotions. All-day refreshments will be available from the adjacent Vento and lounge chairs will be equipped with a call button to receive instant attention and service.
Kids' Pool – Located in the Kids' Club, the shallow splash pool will be designed for children under 12 years old to cool off in a fully supervised environment.
Azure Pool – Created for adults only, this pool will feature deluxe, private air-conditioned super cabanas.
Saltwater Experience – An enclosed swimming area, open to guests aged 16 years and older, where they can take in the clean salt waters of Bahrain Bay.
Indoor Spa Pool – A 25-metre indoor pool which will be part of the hotel's expansive spa complex.
Recreational opportunities will be available in Bahrain Bay and the Arabian Sea, including scuba, snorkelling, boating and pearl-diving.
SPA AND FITNESS
At 3485 square metres, the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will be one of the largest in the global Four Seasons portfolio. Pierre Yves-Rochon has created a series of pavilions linked by modern mashrabiya and surrounded by gardens. There will be separate unisex and women's only facilities, including two fully-equipped fitness centres.
Spa Director Chandarella Luzon, most recently of the acclaimed Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai in Thailand, leads a team of internationally-trained therapists, working in 17 treatment rooms.
Therapies will include massages, body treatments and facials using chemical-free Sodashi and ila products, and specialised treatments include salt inhalation and traditional Turkish-style hammam.
Additional Spa facilities include complimentary fitness classes, two luxurious relaxation lounges with juice bars, locker rooms, whirlpool, a beauty salon and barber shop, and the indoor Spa pool.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will have more than 3500 square metres of event space.
Two naturally-lit ballrooms, including the 945 square metre Bahrain Ballroom and large pre-function space, divisible by three and with a total capacity of 750 for a reception or 540 for a banquet. It opens onto an expansive terrace and the oval-shaped Bahrain Lawn with cityscape views.
The more intimate Manama Ballroom will cover 440 square metres, along with a pre-function space divisible by two, accommodating up to 220 for a reception, or 200 for a banquet.
Four meeting rooms and two boardrooms will be located in the Sky Bridge on the 50th and 51st floors, offering views and exclusivity.
The hotel has a music studio to pipe live music into the ballrooms, and brides will be offered their own suite throughout their wedding day, including a private entrance, photography room, pantry and separate living room and companion suite.