Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of its first 5-star hotel in the region – the Grand Swiss-Belhotel Waterfront Seef in Bahrain.
The upscale brand’s foray into the heart of Bahrain comes a day after the opening of Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair hotel.
Centrally located on the sea banks of the upscale Block 346, also known as Sea Front, in Seef district, the new hotel is merely 12.6 km from Bahrain International Airport, and is situated between the picturesque Al Reef Island and Water Garden City overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
Only a few minutes away from the property are the Bahrain’s Financial Harbour, City Centre, World Trade Centre, and Diplomatic area, thus making it the ideal choice for leisure and business travellers.
Featuring 193 uniquely designed rooms and suites, and 6 well-appointed chalets where sophistication meets contemporary style, the Grand Swiss-Belhotel Waterfront Seef is equipped with outstanding facilities.
The spectacular hotel was inaugurated by Zayed Rashid Al Zayani, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in the presence of Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior VP (Operations & Development) EMEA & India and also Senior VP (Group Human Resources & Talent Development) at Swiss-Belhotel International as well as Fakhri Hindiyeh, General Manager of Grand Swiss-Belhotel Waterfront Seef and other officials.
Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “We are committed to support the growth and development of tourism in Bahrain and ensuring the highest standards of quality. The Grand Swiss-Belhotel Waterfront Seef reflects the extraordinary spirit and genuine hospitality of Bahrain in a contemporary setting.”
It marks the entry of the upscale brand in the Middle East bringing unique experiences to affluent travellers to the kingdom.
“We are delighted to bring this premium and elegant hotel to fruition in collaboration with the Swiss-Belhotel International team and want our guests to experience beautiful moments whether travelling for work or pleasure or simply enjoying a staycation. We hope our guests will feel inspired and enriched by their stay in this property,” noted Faull.
On the launch, Voivenel said it was a significant milestone for Swiss-Belhotel International and a tremendous step forward in its growth momentum.
“This spectacular upscale hotel, with arguably the biggest room sizes within its league, is the perfect property to introduce our 5-star brand the ‘Grand Swiss-Belhotel’ in the Middle East,” he remarked.
“We strongly believe it is an excellent addition to not just our portfolio but also the destination and look forward to delivering unforgettable and immersive experiences to our guests. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our guests, team members and business associates,” he said.
“Placing guests at the heart of a fascinating environment are the charming chalets boasting distinctive facilities and incredible experiences with beautiful spaces, a private swimming pool, large balconies overlooking the tranquil Seef and Reef Island and the mesmerizing Arabian Gulf, two-car garage, ensuite bathrooms and kitchenette,” noted Voivenel.
According to him, Grand Swiss-Belhotel Waterfront, Seef promises “to take diners in Bahrain on extraordinary dining adventures with fantastic food and beverage venues to suit every occasion and mood.”
“Exceptional menus, breath-taking settings, authentic cuisines, and world-class service paired with the chefs’ creativity and passion, define the dining experiences at the property. Part of the multiple dining venues is Azure Cafe, Waterfront Restaurant, Sea Banks Pool Bar, Fattoush Lebanese restaurant, El Maestro Asador steakhouse, and Maestro bar,” he added.
Voivenel said the new hotel offers everything guests need to enhance their experience. “It also boasts key facilities including a fitness centre offering the latest exercise and cardio machines from Precor, sauna, steam bath, temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool in addition to two multi-purpose meeting rooms and a ballroom for up to 400 guests,” he noted.
It also houses a business centre, concierge, 24-hour in-room dining, laundry and dry cleaning, spacious parking area and valet service, he added.
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