Official opening of Bahrain’s first boutique hotel approaches
L’HOTEL situated in the heart of Manama’s Seef district of Bahrain, will be officially opening in autumn this year.
Developed and jointly owned by Sheikh Ebrahim Bin Khaled Al Khalifa and Lebanese hotelier Joseph Yazbeck, it is a modern and elegant hotel, and Bahrain’s first boutique hotel.
Lying within walking distance of the city’s business and shopping areas, including the Al Moayed Tower, Seef and City Centre malls, it offers 90 guest rooms and suites which feature a minibar, spacious shower, bath, TV, telephone, laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services.
Other services at L’Hotel include a tour desk, car rental, business centre, currency exchange, underground parking, shoe shine and wi-fi/wireless LAN. The business centre has all standard facilities including photocopier, fax and scanner. The meeting room L’Espace is 100 sq m. L’Salon and L’Avenue on the ground floor can also be used for both business and social interaction.
Leisure services at L’Hotel include a spa, sauna, hammam, rooftop swimming pool and state of the art gym. Three restaurants are on site: L’Avenue was conceptualised by consultant chef Philippe Marc of the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Paris, France. Executive chef is Sam Greco, formerly of the Mirai Restaurant in Manama, Bahrain, plus there is chef Samy Babou, also of the Plaza Athenee, all of whom offer French/Mediterranean cuisine in chic and stylish settings.
The Relais de Venise Son Entrecôte (L’Entrecote) restaurant focuses on meat and serves a set menu of steak, salad and frites, while a Lebanese restaurant is currently undergoing construction.
L’Bar is the hotel’s social option for refined entertainment, popular for its signature Martinis, eclectic mix of music and has also become a venue for Bahrain’s elite to meet.
L’Bar is managed by Guillaume Foulon, also formerly of the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Paris.