The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain, is set to open its doors in September this year.
The Merchant House, part of the Campbell Gray Hotels group, will be an all-suite boutique hotel with 47 suites in total, each featuring an open plan kitchen and dining area, as well as open plan sitting rooms which have been designed for both business and leisure.
Commenting on the project, Gordon Campbell Gray, Founder of Campbell Gray Hotels said: “We are so looking forward to bringing our special brand of hospitality to Bahrain this year with the opening of The Merchant House in Manama.
“We are confident that with its central location, beautiful facilities and comfortable all-suite accommodation it will be rather special, and we are eager to welcome our first guests through the door.”
A spokesperson further added that the design is, as with all Campbell Gray Hotels, completely original and has been created specifically for The Merchant House and working within the framework of this unusual building.
“Gordon always says that their hotels should feel like cousins and not brothers and sisters. There will be lots of vibrant colour – goodbye to oatmeal! – and dramatic details of graffiti and concrete alongside white linen sofas in the lobby, which is overlooked by the very glamorous, colourful and carefully curated library,” they said.
“The rooftop – another Campbell Gray speciality – is where you will find the main restaurant and the bar with options to eat indoors or outdoors. The design is very much of a garden – very unexpected and very green – and the feel is of a little magic kingdom on the roof; very easy and relaxed, as is the food. There is also a rooftop pool and a gym, as well as a small boardroom for meetings and private events.”