Gulf Hotel complex to expand

An artist’s impression of the proposed serviced apartments building

BAHRAIN Hotels Company (BHC), owner and operator of Gulf Hotel Bahrain, announced the start of construction of the planned serviced apartments building within the hotel complex.

This development project will reinforce the current status of Gulf Hotel and Gulf International Convention & Exhibition Centre as the biggest hotel property in Bahrain with 360 rooms, 2,200 seat convention centre with an additional 2,500 sq m of exhibition space, tropically landscaped swimming pool area and 11 restaurants and bars.
Adel Ahmadi Associates, as consultant and designer of the Serviced Apartment project, said the construction which commenced last month is expected to be completed early March 2006. 
The soon-to-rise 15-storey building will house over 100 apartments consisting of one-, two- or three bedrooms. Each of the five-star serviced apartments will be fully equipped with luxury furnishings, kitchen area and hotel amenities and facilities.
The new building will be conveniently located in what is currently known as the South Wing garden. A glass-enclosed atrium will connect the apartment building to the South Wing building, giving easy access to the hotel’s recreation, food and beverage, and business facilities.
To further improve the high quality of service that the renowned five-star deluxe hotel is known, Bahrain Hotels Company has recently appointed Theo Pauly as the new general manager of the Gulf Hotel Bahrain. Pauly comes from Germany with a wealth of experience in hotels and the hospitality industry.
Most of his career has been spent in Europe, mainly in Germany, where he has worked in senior management positions with various international hotel chains including Mövenpick, Kempinski, InterContinental and Crowne Plaza. Most recently, Pauly was the InterContinental Hotels Group director of operations for Southern Germany, besides being the general manager of the 580-room Forum Hotel in Munich. He is married with two daughters. Pauly is enthusiastic about his new job and promises to bring about further improve Gulf Hotel.