Bahrain Bay Four Seasons Hotel

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s latest endeavor, is Four Seasons Hotel that is called ‘Bahrain Bay’ and has been officially opened. Occupying a private 12-acre island, the hotel creates a dynamic new focal point and a thriving destination for the developing of Bahrain Bay district. As part of SOM’s masterplan, the hotel is an important milestone in activating the waterfront area.

A looming 68-stories and 201.50-meters high, the hotel offers 273 rooms and a number of amenities for guests to enjoy, whether for work or play. Including five pools, a spa, fitness center and a lofty ‘Skypod’ restaurant. Bahrain Bay is sure to keep guests entertained no matter their length of stay. Additional amenities also cater to the enterprise world, providing a business center, event areas and meeting spaces to suit guests’ needs away from the office.

Courtesy of SOM

Courtesy of SOM

As they arrive, guests are ushered into the resort through limestone pavilions that lend a grand atmosphere. A conference center and a ballroom to the east and spa and fitness center to the west activate the resort, while three restaurants of esteemed chef Wolfgang Puck provide a stellar dining experience. Grounding these functions is the 12-meter bronze porte-cochere main entrance which punctures the tower to create the hotel lobby.

The hotel’s program is supported by two concrete piers, hosting 17 floors of guest rooms near the tower’s base and two restaurants and conference floors at the top. The suspended floors celebrate the striking views of the surroundings through floor-to-ceiling glazing on two sides. This lends an ever-changing atmosphere inside as natural daylighting shifts from day to night, and a monumental quality outside stands as a symbolic gateway to the resort.

Courtesy of SOM

Courtesy of SOM

With a separate entrance that is accessed by private express elevators, the Four Seasons Hotel offers stylish renovated guest rooms located on the top floors of the Mandalay Bay tower. The hotel’s newly restyled guest rooms echo the city’s excitement and vibrancy with a chic design scheme, bold colors and quality-constructed furnishings.

Project Information :

Architect : SOM
Location : Manama, Bahrain
Project Year : 2015
Total Area : 50,000 square meters
Height : 201.5 meters

 

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