Bahrain Review Sail on in style November 2003 840 Share The view from The Sail. In the heart of Arabia, Ritz-Carlton, redefines the concept of elegant lifestyle with the debut of The Sail Tower Residence in Bahrain. If “location, location, location” is the prime consideration when choosing somewhere to live, then style and service must surely not be far behind. The Sail Tower, an elegant complex of sea-view and city-view apartments has all three - location, style and service - in abundance.The Ritz-Carlton and two separate interior design firms have come together in a marriage made in lifestyle heaven. The first eight floors were styled by Manama-based interior design company Dar Al Décor; the remaining five floors are the inspiration of Pierre Yves Rochon.A nautical theme runs throughout; the elegantly proportioned building is shaped like a ship’s sail and the lobby houses a large marine aquarium. Many of the windows are round to suggest portholes, and the top floors are painted and furnished in soft pastel blues and greens to reflect the tranquil seascape they overlook; one could almost think they were living in the sky!Accommodation ranges in size from 229 sq m apartments, to city or sea-view duplex apartments and a top floor penthouse. Both duplexes and penthouse have a luxurious Jacuzzi on the balcony. All 21 apartments are stylishly appointed to the highest standards with cable and satellite TV, stereo system, CD and DVD player; broadband Internet connections are available for a small additional charge.In addition to a ground floor coffee shop, the complex has a luxury pool and gymnasium with the most up-to-date equipment. The ground level has waterfront access to the beach.What sets it soundly aside from other luxury apartment complexes, however, is the service. As with hotel guests, residents of The Sail Tower can look forward to superlative service in true Ritz-Carlton fashion. Annual rental fees include Gold membership to The Royal Sporting Club.