Bahrain hospitality with a French touch

Sofitel Bahrain ... first in the GCC to offer thalassotherapy

THE Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa is set on a coastline of dream beaches offering guests a paradise setting. The hotel is an exclusive resort catering to both leisure and business travellers and offers an example of the kingdom’s legendary hospitality, enhanced by a touch of the French savoir-faire cherished by Sofitel.

The property is the first in the GCC to offer thalassotherapy; seawater and aquatic plants based treatments. The Thalassa Sea & Spa complex covers 2,000 sq ms on two floors of the hotel. The complex features 14 treatment rooms using sea products, massages and wellness programmes with a fitness evaluation area for personalised routines. Guests can also enjoy traditional massage treatments such as the Swedish massage, Thai massage and hot stone massage. In addition to this, a seawater hydrotherapy pool, freshwater pool, saunas, steam rooms, hairdresser for men and beauty salon for women, as well as yoga and pilates studio are available at the complex. A specialised dietician will be dedicated to advise general body condition; body mass index and tailor-made fitness programs for slimming packages.

The hotel features 262 rooms and suites including 21 Prestige Suites and six rooftop Opera Suites individually themed in distinctive variations from Moroccan, Nubian, Turkish, Gulf Arabic, Indian and Levant designs, with adjoining private terrace and infinity pool. The Royal Suite is one of a kind in the kingdom with 500 sq m space, 24-hour butler service and private terrace with infinity pool and Jacuzzi. The 32 Club Millesime Rooms provide exclusive access to the Club Millesime Lounge, offering open buffet, an outdoor terrace, complimentary beverage and a selection of cocktails every evening.

Sofitel Bahrain also features a business centre, valet parking, limousine service, baby-sitting service, meeting rooms and banquet facilities which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and feature top-of-the-range audio and video equipment. The vast ballroom alone, which covers 1,100 sq m, can seat approximately 840 guests.

Sofitel Bahrain has five restaurants and four bars including Pashawat, Wok, Fiamma, La Mer, Tapas Bar, Saraya as well as the Cocktail Bar, Pool Bar and Lobby Lounge and The Macaron Pastry Shop.