Showcasing Bahrain hotel to travel agents


DIPLOMAT Radisson SAS Hotel, Residence & Spa director sales and marketing Michael Barnes, has found ATM to be primarily a leisure expo, whereas their markets in Bahrain are mainly corporate.

“However, at ATM we have an opportunity to showcase our property to travel agents that have both corporate and leisure business. It also gives us an opportunity to meet travel agents from around the GCC,” he said.
“We are very excited to showcase Bahrain’s premier hotel at ATM. Our property now has hotel facilities, a residence property with 121 suites, a state-of-the-art fitness gym and the largest Thai Spa in Bahrain. We hope to be able to attract leisure guests from around the GCC and Europe to experience our “corporate” resort.”
At the show the hotel was primarily targeting leisure guests and travel agents from around the GCC, and believed that among the major industry issues ATM should focus on were attracting more corporate or incentive travel companies and destination marketing..
The Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel, Residence and Spa is located in the centre of the diplomatic area of Manama. Guests have convenient access to this ever modernising island, and within minutes they can be at any meeting in the capital, browsing through one of the region’s largest malls or strolling by the sea.
It offers three unique styles of room – classic, maritime and Italian – and the 246 rooms cater to every taste. Facilities include high speed broadband access, extensive satellite TV services, coffee and tea facilities, an in-room safe as well as non smoking and special access rooms.
The diplomat Residence offering one, two and three bedroom extended suites with fully equipped kitchens. The Residence combines with the hotel’s leisure facilities, a range of restaurants and bars, and top flight service.
Many of the Residence suites include 55” LCD televisions, jacuzzi bathrooms, cutting edge full service kitchens, a living room, dining room, luggage storage room and fully stocked mini bar. Five star services are available including 24 hour in room dining, same day laundry service and daily housekeeping with evening turndown.
For food and entertainment is Mondos offering fine Italian cuisine.
Olivos located by the lobby is good for business lunches or casual dinners.
Bahrain’s blue skies are best enjoyed at the pool bar, where the lagoon pool wraps around the landscaped. Of all the restaurants and bars in Bahrain, the Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel Residence & Spa venues are renowned for their popularity and class.
Six different outlets are available including Fiddler’s Green where the spirit of Ireland is captured in this bonafide Irish pub, the Skylight lounge offering panoramic views and authentic Kontiki restaurant offering a blend of Asian influence combined with an  authentic slice of the Asia Pacific. Serving dishes from China, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and the Pacific Rim, Kontiki’s rustic bamboo interior is always filled with the aromatic verve of Far-eastern cuisine.
The country renowned Al Fanar fuses genuine traditional Arabian culture with the Diplomat Radisson SAS’s trademark sophistication accompanied by nightly entertainment from the regions best musical talent and an energetic belly dancer.
Event and meetings facilities can accommodate events ranging from six guests in the syndicate rooms to 1,800 guests in the Grand Ambassador Ballroom. From Conferences, The Diplomat’s business event programme has been designed for complete turn key solutions including individual climate control, wireless internet and full-service catering. There is also a dedicated meetings and events concierge.
The Diplomat Spa holds a spa made by the same creators of the famous Sivalai Spa in Thailand, The Diplomat Spa specialises in facial, foot and body treatments, delivered by internationally trained experts in their respective fields.
Adjoining the spa are two state of the art ladies and mixed health clubs inclusive of steam and sauna facilities. Three outdoor pools situated amongst a tropical setting are suitable for all ages with one exclusive indoor ladies only pool.
A fitness studio offers workouts such as aerobics, yoga and more.