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The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain ready with new look
November 2005 131

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa completes its nearly six-month renovation programme this month, unveiling 245 new rooms, suites and an expanded Ritz-Carlton Club.

The new creations complement a range of popular restaurants and bars, fully-equipped meeting facilities including the stately Al Noor Ballroom, and the award-winning Spa, recently recognised as the Best Hotel Spa in the Middle East for the second consecutive year at the DEPA Awards.
“With the reopening of our Ritz-Carlton Club, new rooms and suites, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is now elevated to a class of its own and is set to fulfill its vision of  becoming the ‘best business hotel and resort destination’ in the city,” said Pascal Duchauffour, general manager. “It will reinforce our position as one of the leading hotels in the Middle East and allows us to better cater to the increasing demand for luxury accommodation in the region.”
Designed by internationally-renowned French architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, the new rooms and suites range from 31 sq m to a generous 152 sq m with views of the Arabian Gulf or the Manama cityscape. All rooms offer the full array of Ritz-Carlton amenities, which includes high-speed internet access, LCD TV with new interactive features, data ports and IDD, satellite TV and 24-hour room service.
Making its debut on the Club floors are the new Club rooms and suites, featuring some of the largest and most luxurious bathrooms in the city. A perfect blend of contemporary design and comfortable elegance, guests may now soak in the spacious “open concept” bathrooms, complete with separate bath and shower areas, Bvlgari bath amenities and an LCD TV strategically embedded into the glass mirror. 
Perfect for the business executive or leisure traveller, the new 21 Club suites feature tastefully-furnished living and bedroom spaces, wireless internet services, Italian marble furnishings and oversized executive desks.
Adding a new dimension to the hotel is The Ritz-Carlton Club, located on the seventh and top floor of the hotel with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the new Bahrain Financial Harbour. Comfortably divided into three distinct sections, guests may now lounge in the plush sofas and enjoy the plasma-screen TV, extensive DVD selection as well as the book-lined walls in the living room, sample gastronomic delights at the live-cooking station that complements the five daily food presentations; or retreat to the intimacy of a private dining room that can also be converted into a small conference room with screen projection. Mr Rochon’s penchant for aesthetic beauty is also evident in his selection of Rio Rosewood for the Club; considered by many to be among the most beautiful of all woods, this rare wood has been used for centuries for fine furniture, pianos and sculptures, and now graces the walls and floor of this new space.




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