Gulf Hotel set for renovation

Inside a bedroom at Gulf Hotel’s Tower Block

Bahrain’s Gulf Hotel will undertake a major refurbishment programme from May.

The hotel’s 240-bedroom Tower Block will be completely refurbished with a modern new external facia and enlarged, renovated rooms.
This will bring the hotel in line with the latest standards in the hospitality industry, said a spokesperson.
Construction work will be completed by November 2007 at a total cost of BD8.5 million ($22.54 million).
The Al Waha  Café, the hotel’s 24-hour dining restaurant, will have a complete new look with modern décor, stunning murals, state-of –the-art buffet display and an open kitchen with several live cooking stations.
The Palace and Al Andalus Lounge will also sport a bright new look with lively vibrant carpets and rugs, and enlarged windows and new furnishings.
The all new Platinum Lounge, on the 13th floor of the Tower Block, will offer Executive Floor guests an unparalleled modern lounge, with stunning views over the city.
This exclusive area will feature a dining room lounge, meeting room, complimentary bar, internet stations and flat screen TVs.
A new 12-storey carpark and offices, adjacent to the Gulf Executive Residence, will create eight floors of parking with 6,000 additional parking bays, and four floors of offices, offering 6,400 sq m of office spaces.
The brand new Typhoon Bar, located under the Royal Thai Restaurant, offers relaxing indoor and outdoor seating where guests can enjoy cocktails overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens and streams. With nightly entertainment, it promises to be a highly popular social venue, opening in May 2007.