Four Seasons Bahrain appoints GM
Toronto, March 26, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain Bay, which will open its doors in the last quarter of the year, has appointed Greg Pirkle as the general manager.
Pirkle, who is currently the general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, will move to Bahrain next month to lead the pre-opening team as the hotel prepares to open.
The hotel is part of the larger Bahrain Bay master planned development situated in Manama, which includes the creation of a new waterfront district known as “Bahrain Bay,” designed to include mixed-use neighbourhoods of residential, commercial and retail.
It will occupy the entire central island with its striking H-shaped tower featuring a two-storey sky bridge, which was designed by internationally-acclaimed architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who also designed the master plan for the wider Bahrain Bay development.
The tower will offer guests sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf, the surrounding community and Manama. With interiors designed by award-winning design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, the hotel reflects elements drawn from local culture and history, supported by classic style and ideals.
Christopher Norton, executive vice president – Global Product and Operations, said: “Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will be an iconic property, a landmark for Bahrain and a towering symbol of Four Seasons aspirations across the region.”
“With proven leadership expertise and a strong passion for his team and operational excellence, Greg is the ideal person to introduce a new standard for luxury hospitality in this important and burgeoning Gulf market.”
The new hotel will include 273 guest rooms and suites in its 44-story tower, six meeting rooms across its two floors, a ballroom and pre-function space designed to host weddings and social functions.
It will have a resort-style feel, with expansive gardens, a spa offering both co-ed and separate female facilities, and multiple pool experiences, besides seven dining and beverage venues. - TradeArabia News Service