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Al Areen Palace and Spa — showcasing future of hospitality
July 22, 2018, 12:19 pm

Branded luxury hotels and resorts that bear a multiplicity of stars on their epaulettes are a dime a dozen in the area. Standing out in the midst of this regional hospitality opulence is the Al Areen Palace & Spa in Bahrain which offers a one-off experience unlike any other.

Unless one experiences the ambiance, offerings and service at the resort it is difficult to appreciate just how much it differs from other luxury hospitality sites in the region. The Times Kuwait recently had the opportunity to visit the property and experience first-hand its various unique offerings…

A less than 30-minute ride from Bahrain International Airport takes us to Al Areen Palace & Spa. Reflecting traditional Arabian architecture, the resort seamlessly blends Bahraini history and culture with traditional Arabian charm and hospitality with contemporary flair, to offer elegance and refined allure along with every conceivable luxury. Spread across more than 131,000 square meters, the resort features 78 luxuriously appointed spacious villas, made up of 22 two-bedroom Royal Pool Villas and 56 one-bedroom Desert Pool Villas, each with its own private courtyard, temperature-controlled swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Located in a secluded and serene area with the surrounding desert separating it from the noise and bustle of city life, the resort is nevertheless adjacent to a number of entertainment and leisure venues. This allows the resort to offer guests the best of both worlds — indulgent relaxation in isolated intimacy, as well as easy access to a unique mix of activities designed to entertain every member of the family.

The resort abuts the Al Areen Wildlife Park and Natural Reserve, and the Lost Paradise of Dilmun, Bahrain’s biggest water park, while being adjacent to the Bahrain International Circuit, the Middle East's first-ever Grand Prix circuit. The resort is also within a 5- to 15-minute distance of popular sports and leisure arenas, such as the world’s tallest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at Gravity, the Bahrain Sailing Club, the Royal Golf Club and the Al Zallaq Beach, one of the few truly public beaches in Bahrain.

The first thing that one notices about the family-focused, wellness-oriented destination is their individualized approach to service. You are not just a faceless entity and referred to among staff as “Guest in room number XYZ wants fresh towels.” You are identified and addressed by your name, and this makes a huge difference in the quality of service, and in how it is provided.

A highlight of the stay at Al Areen Palace & Spa is the resort’s multi-award-winning wellness center and its ‘Live your Life’ program. The wellness center which  boasts the Middle-East’s largest spa facility also has the world’s most extensive spa and hydrotherapy garden. The Live your Life program offers integrated healthcare services that seamlessly combine Western and Eastern medicines with the latest health reviving technologies. Certified therapist and health professionals are on hand to offer a suitable therapy aimed at relieving your stress and reviving your spirits.

The wellness-center provides separate treatment rooms and facilities that include a vitality pool, ice igloo, foot spa, the world’s largest modern-day built Hammam and a hydrothermal garden. The Hammam, which sits beneath a grand dome and draws its inspiration from ancient Middle-Eastern gardens and baths, offers a holistic approach to physical and spiritual wellbeing, while providing them with a range of water therapies. For its part, the Hydrothermal Garden, described as a lush and tranquil sanctuary of wellness and rejuvenation, offers the therapeutic benefits of an array of hydrothermal facilities.

Dining options at the resort include international cuisine at the Rimal, succulent East Asian specialties at Keizo, and fusion dining of Khaleeji and Indian dishes at the Saffron. Set against backdrop of the serene desert and the stillness of the pool, dining on the culinary delights provided by the restaurants is an occasion to cherish and remember. The resort also provides In-villa Dining that allows you to enjoy the exceptional fine cuisine from the comfort and privacy of your private villa.

Besides providing secluded luxury and wellness therapies, the Al Areen Palace & Spa also provides the perfect romantic setting for an Arabian wedding or reception. The resort offers an extensive range of facilities that include five different indoor banquet venues, a pre-function area, an outdoor tent (Al Qasr), and two restaurants that can be customized to host uniquely themed weddings and events. A talented team of event specialists assist the staff to ensure every detail of your event is planned and executed flawlessly.

When you next plan a visit to Bahrain, one of the most visited countries in the Middle-East, or you simply want to experience a totally different 5-star hospitality experience, try the Al Areen Palace & Spa, we assure that you will not be disappointed.


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