Starwood announces St Regis debut in Bahrain

The Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain

STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced plans to debut a St Regis hotel in Bahrain, to be built on a reclaimed island facing Manama’s city centre.

Scheduled to open in 2011, the 300 room hotel will be located just west of Reef Island and less than a mile north of Manama’s Seef, the capital’s busy commercial district.
“We define St Regis by our guests and the experiences and services they demand and expect.  Nothing less than an unrivalled dimension of luxury and bespoke service - from arrival to departure, and beyond – will do,” said Ross Klein, president of Starwood’s Luxury Brands Group.
 “The thriving city of Bahrain engages visitors with its eclectic mix of mosques, markets, skyscrapers and casinos, creating a richly textured cosmopolitan setting perfect for our global St Regis guests. From Bahrain to Buenos Aires, Mexico City to Macau, St Regis is committed to designing custom-tailored guest experiences in the best addresses around the world.” 
 The St Regis Bahrain will offer a range of facilities including four restaurants, a spa and more than 3,000 square feet of meeting and conference space. Following in the tradition of the legendary St Regis Hotel, New York, The St Regis Bahrain will offer a sophisticated, seductive ambiance, fresh flower arrangements, exquisite cuisine and a butler service. Trained in accordance with English tradition, the butlers provide an ever-present yet unobtrusive service.
  “We are thrilled to introduce St Regis to Bahrain following the recent announcement of the St Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar and the St Regis Cairo, Egypt,” said Roeland Vos, president Europe, Africa and Middle East.
The new hotel, a 15 minute drive from Bahrain International Airport will be reachable via two access roads.