Domain Hotels, a part of the Chic & Unique Hotels Group, will be opening its first hotel-club concept property in Bahrain this May. Located in Manama’s Diplomatic District, the 36-story, 129-key property promises to focus on sociability, entertainment and technology.
The Domain Bahrain will have social spaces highlighted by the reverse-mix of the hotel-club’s F&B facilities outweighing the room offering by 70/30.
The concept is led by GM Patrick de Groot, previously director of development for Dubai’s Jumeirah Group. The boutique property houses 61 suites and 68 rooms with a 360 degree view of both the old Manama city center and the coastal views of Bahrain Bay.
The Domain will forego the lobby, with the guest to be greeted by a Domain manager at the entrance lobby, and is then ushered directly to their room for check-in and introduction to their own Domain Butler. Guests can customize aspects of their stay through an app linked to the properties website called “Master of your Domain,” before and during their stay. This is a part of The Conversation, a social media platform that allows Domain residents to interact with one another, share information and customize their own Domain experience.
The Domain Bahrain includes 4,036 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a total of nine restaurants and lounges.
The 34th Floor is a French restaurant that covers an entire floor, as does The Living Room where guests can treat the social space as their very own living room. Within the Living Room is Figs & Olives (a casual eatery), and The Cigar Lounge, which is decked in warm woods, leather chairs and a walk-in humidor.
Also available is Anthology, the world’s first dedicated social video lounge with live media presented by a DJ/VJ, which brings online content into an interactive setting that can also be used for corporate events or exclusive product launches or film premieres.
The Domain is also home to Vie Spa and Vie Fitness. Spread over two floors, they offer therapies and technologies designed to rejuvenate.
The Domain Bahrain is a part of the Chic & Unique Hotels Group, a new business division of the Al Matrook Group of Companies headed by Bahraini entrepreneur and businessman Faisal Al Matrook. The property is set to open at the beginning of Summer 2013.