FOUR SEASONS BAHRAIN BAY
Designer: PIERRE-YVES ROCHON|
Investors: FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS
Located on a man-made 5 hectare island, the focal point of a new urban oasis developed for the iconic Bahrain Bay, the design for the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay uses the elegant ambiance of a 1930s luxury passenger ship as a starting point for its inspiration. Guests are welcomed as though beginning a voyage, guided across water to the intimate settings and sanctuaries both inside the hotel and within the its gardens. Soft architectural elements matched with soothing colors and rich materials create an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance, meticulous craftsmanship and grandeur.
The hotel’s public areas are modern and progressive, with Art Deco accents and the essence of Bahrainembedded throughlocal motifs and artwork. Taking advantage of the resort’s diverse landscape of outstanding sea and city views, the double height lobby and tea loungeblur the line between outdoors and inside, offering seamless movement between the two, through floor to ceiling glass and easily accessible shaded terraces with low tables and relaxed lounge seating. The lighting scheme was given special careto create ambiance rather than mere illumination. Soft warm lightsproduce the appearance of a naturally bright space during day, while at night torch lights create a dramatic backdrop. Meant to feel as one withthe surrounding environment, the spaces arecircled by tall trees and lush potted greenery.Acalmingcolorpalette of beige, green and gold and natural materials such as marble and mahogany complete the free flowing environment.
The light, calm color palette continues into the ballrooms and meeting rooms, which are intimate versions of the ground floor public areaslookingout to the oasis below.Oversized doors with intricate geometric patterns, large columns, tiered chandeliers and modern furnishings help givecharacter to each room. The pre-function space and connecting corridors between the roomsdisplay artwork from local artisans to provide guests with a visual experience as they move throughout.