Bahrain’s First 5-star Luxury Boutique Hotel is now open
Located next to the vibrant Bab Al Bahrain souq, this new boutique hotel comes at an exciting time as the area is currently being regenerated to re-establish the prominence of downtown Manama.
With only 46 beautifully appointed suites, The Merchant House features a unique collection of contemporary art and bursts with exciting work by well-established Bahraini and international artists alongside talent from around the gulf.
A library of over 1000 curated books hangs above the lobby for guests and visitors to enjoy. the rooftop, another Campbell Gray specialty, is where you will find the hotel’s restaurant and bar and its outdoor garden terrace. A spa, a gym, and an emerald rooftop pool complement the hotel’s offering, as well as a small board room for meetings and events. Every aspect of The Merchant House has been designed to provide a special, exciting place to stay when visiting Bahrain.
"... The hotel succeeds in attracting a trendy and upmarket international crowd throughout thanks to its sophisticated and elegant décor coupled with graffiti art and splashes of colour that awaken the senses"
“Dropping anchor at the merchant house, even just for one night, is so much more than staying at a hotel. It’s like checking into a lovingly curated design-led art installation, with a sumptuous bed thrown in for good measure. If you can swing through Bahrain to experience it – do!”
Harmonizing with the spirit of Manama
The Merchant House brings alive the vibrant rhythms of Manama through its popping colours and fabrics patterns energising the hotel’s interior. The impressive art collection was carefully selected by Mr. Gordon Campbell Gray himself to valorise the works of the Bahraini and internationally celebrated artists.
The Merchant House proudly manifests its involvement in blending today’s spirit with Bahrain’s legacy.
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At the heart of Downtown Manama
At 150 Government Avenue, you are at the very heart of Downtown Manama. Steps away from the Bab Al Bahrain (Gateway to Bahrain), a historical mid-century building located in the Customs Square, marks the main entrance to Manama souq (or market).
Built in 1949, it once housed the government’s administrative offices and overlooked the sea. Sailing merchants used to dock to unload their cargo for commerce. Since then, Bab Al Bahrain has evolved but the Ministry of Culture preserved the building as a cultural landmark and restored it to its former glory. It now accommodates the tourism sector offices and a visitors’ center for wandering enthusiasts.
Behind Bab Al Bahrain is the old Manama souq. It offers a unique shopping experience, which recalls the trading history of the region. Featuring a vast collection of shops and traditional restaurant settings that will please more than one – from textiles, spices, incense, perfumes, handicrafts, souvenirs and much more. A must-place to visit in Bahrain!
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