A Blissful Escape
Serene getaways from the bustling city and the humdrum of the normal routine, the luxury villas at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, are the ideal place to unwind, relax, and recharge. Tucked away cosily behind lush greenery and over looking the Manama Bay, each villa is designed and decorated to provide the perfect atmosphere for a tranquil and revitalising experience.
Designed by renowned French designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, each of the 3-bedroom villas has the option of either Sea-view or Beachfront enjoy access to a secluded lagoon. 23 villas in total, they have been designed with heavy South American and Mediterranean influences. The predominant theme of the villas is the use of natural materials and contemporary items such as multi-coloured striped accent carpets from India, the curved bookshelf by designer Ron Arad and the over-sized Super Archimoon lamp by designer Phillipe Starck and bamboo fans that add an extra pizazz to the interiors, making them truly unique.
Equipped with an on-call personal butler, each of the villas also has its own personal pool, tanning beds, and Thai massage table for the guests to use at their convenience. The two bedrooms located on either side of the entrance are identical in design with a Queen-sized bed or twin-beds, Plasma T.V closet with a safety deposit box and en-suite bathrooms. The villa also has a designated business-friendly office-area with an available desktop, fax and phone for those still thinking of work even while on holiday.
The master bedroom is a vision in itself, with a quaint living-room area inside the bedroom and a King-sized bed on the opposite side; a nature-themed bathroom with a whirlpool and TV and a window that opens to the back garden and Thai massage table; rotatable television cabinet and a spacious walk-in closet.
The glass doors in the master bedroom allow in ample sunlight and access to the outdoor area and provide a breath taking view of the lagoon shared by all the surrounding villas.
The grand living room area has a generous seating area, with a kitchenette tucked away in the corner with the necessary amenities such as a Nespresso machine, microwave, and a fridge for those who wish to prepare their own light meals. The living room provides a view of the pool and the lagoon, for those who wish to enjoy their vacation indoors. For those who enjoy being out, the glass doors in the living room lead to the patio area, and directly to the beach for those in the beachfront villas. The outdoor area offers a verdant pathway to the waters of the bay. The villas offer guests the option to enjoy an outdoor barbecue with family and friends; in addition the area can easily be prepared for indoor and outdoor events. The villa gives meetings and events a distinct yet modern meeting space equipped to cater to small-scale gatherings and executive meetings.
Guests can also enjoy spa facilities without having to step away from their villa, as the Royal Spa specialists come to them upon request and provide invigorating treatments from the comfort of their own secluded haven.
Guests looking to ‘dine-out’, can take advantage of the Ritz-Carlton’s restaurants, such as La Med, Primavera, Nirvana, Thai and The Ritz Gourmet Lounge. The guests can also take a walk through the stunning landscaped gardens to nearby Trader Vic’s or ask for a club car to the Japanese restaurant, Bushido.
“Its not about the furniture or the property” says Director of Villas, Mr. Pervaiz Akhtar, “they come to us because they know us and trust us.” Having the added advantage of being the only property in the Kingdom to have the opulent villas, Pervaiz says it is not only about the luxuries that the guests are being offered, but what is important is the strong bond being built between the guests and The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. “90% of our villa guests are repeat guests. The relationship that we create makes them feel comfortable when they come here” he added.
Having hosted some of the most famous people and celebrities from around the world, Pervaiz says another factor of their service appreciated by the guests is that there is complete privacy and confidentiality when staying at the villas. Through their Service Value of building a strong relationship with guests and creating guests for life, Pervaiz explains, they achieve “WOW” stories to ensure guests understand how valuable they are. A “WOW” story, he says, is when the hotel staff do something extraordinary to accommodate the guests and make their stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. “We never say no to the guests. At the Ritz-Carlton we try our best to make the requests of our guests happen. After three years they might not remember the number of the villa they stayed in, but they will remember the precious moments they had and these are our WOW stories”. Pervaiz adds it also helps them feel better when they assist a guest achieve something, “sometimes it may be difficult to do but that is what service is”.
Excellent service combined with the comfort and luxury at the villas of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, provides a wholly unique and cozy getaway. The villas serve as the perfect antidote for a stressful week at work or as a holiday home to enjoy quality time with the family.
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Eid Al Adha Package: Treat You Package offers ONE complimentary night – stay three nights, pay for two in addition to complimentary two items of pressing daily and complimentary Club Lounge access.
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