The Jumeirah Al Sahel Resort & Spa will be an impressive resort secluded from the city, which will offer a retreat style stay for local and foreign visitors looking for exclusivity.
GM Architects envisions new interiors for the Jumeirah Resort and Spa off the coast of Bahrain, near Manama, on the ancient routes of pearl traders and fishermen. The new face of the hotel is deeply rooted in local traditions and lifestyle, and embedded with a vision of modern luxury.
The design by GM Architects is a representation of the journey taken by pearl traders for millennia beginning in the heart of the city, a place of cultural exchange and lively interactions, to Bahrain’s shores, scattered with fishing huts and where life is intertwined with the sea, and finally on to the vast ocean on board a traditional boat or “Banoosh” in search of pearls and new worlds.
The main lobby is a direct invitation to enter this journey, with a welcoming glimpse of the sea in the distance, and a spectacular glass lighting installation which hangs above a seating area “Majlis,” which suggests oceanic elements like sea foam, pearls, and a light breeze.
The hotel offers a series of island bungalows and an island restaurant and bar inspired by the sea and its naturally occurring compositions and materials. The ultimate destination of this voyage is the sea itself, in GM Architects’ design we see the influence of the sea spread across several spaces including the resort’s bar lounge, Lebanese restaurant and spa.
*The prize for “Best New Hotel” at the 2011 International Hotel Awards and for best ‘Luxury Beach Resort’ in Northern Morocco and the ‘World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016’ went to GM Architects for their work on Sofitel Tamuda Bay.