The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain
The hotly-anticipated The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain, will open its doors in September this year.
Located next to the vibrant Bab el-Bahrain Souk, this new hotel comes at an exciting time as the surrounding area is currently part of a regeneration project to re-establish the prominence of the old Souk and original heart of Manama.
The Merchant House will be an all-suite boutique hotel with 47 suites in total, each featuring an kitchenette, dining area and open plan sitting room, designed for both business and leisure.
As with all our hotels, artwork will be a prominent feature of the interior design and our Founder, Gordon Campbell Gray, has been putting together an exciting collection comprising well-established Bahraini artists alongside new and upcoming talent from Bahrain and the Gulf region.
The rooftop, another Campbell Gray speciality, is where the hotel bar and restaurant can be found with options to eat indoors or outdoors. The design here is akin to a garden, very unexpected and very green. The space will be easy and relaxed, as will be the food. The roof will also feature an infinity pool, a gym and a small boardroom for meetings and private events.
Every aspect of The Merchant House has been planned and designed to be fun and relaxed – perfect for its location, near the Old Customs House and the financial district. It will be the hotel of choice for leisure and business travellers alike, a small gem of an hotel created for interesting and individually minded cosmopolitan guests.
Luxury All Suite Hotel in Downtown Manama
The Merchant House is located in the Bab Al Bahrain area, which refers to a historical building located in the Customs Square, marking the main entrance to Manama Souq.
Built in 1949, it once housed the government’s administrative offices and overlooked the sea. Bab Al Bahrain has undergone many big changes over the years but the Ministry of Culture preserved the building as a cultural landmark and restored it to its former glory. It now houses the tourism sector offices and a visitor center.
Behind Bab Al Bahrain is the old Manama Souq. The souq is a vibrant collection of shops offering a wide range of goods from textiles, spices, incense, perfumes, handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as more modern products from all over the world. There are also a number of traditional coffee shops.
The souq offers a unique shopping experience that brings to mind the style of commerce from days long past. The Manama Souq is a must visit that visitors are sure to enjoy while in Bahrain.
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