By: Nadya Hasan
For my very first time in the country, I couldn’t have asked for a better welcome other than being there with the InterContinental Hotels Group.
We landed in Bahrain after just an hour flight and were welcomed by the InterContinental Regency Bahrain chauffeur right there at the exit.
As we approached the hotel, we were sent up to the Club Continental private check-in area.
We were treated like royalty from the moment we checked in to the moment it was time to leave for home.
Being in a Club Room at the InterContinental means having your very own butler, spacious rooms, access to the Club Lounge and your complimentary breakfast, snacks all day, business meetings at ease and of course your occasional cocktails here and there.
We stayed in the Club King Suite which was just a luxurious dream; very spacious. It has its very own living area with a TV, and the room was just perfect with the most comfortable king-sized bed. Of course the room had 2 restrooms, one big dreamy bathtub and another for guests, had there been any.
Honestly, once you’re at the InterContinental, you don’t really need to wonder far, as our hosts have everything there is to offer from an amazing spa treatment, to a lazy day by the pool, and gourmet meals for days on end.
We had lunch at Elements Pool and Lounge, which also turns into the city’s best Salsa lounge in town. The food was amazing, with some mouthwatering sushi and I also had the chance to go back to the kitchen and cook the Bahraini traditional dish which was fish Mashboos. It was a very unusual and unexpected experience for sure. We also went down to the Manama Souq to buy spices needed to make the meal, which I must say was amazing!
We also had dinner at one of the best steakhouses in Bahrain, which is also located in the Mezzanine floor of the InterContinental. I had one of the best rack of lamb which was just everything I love about a good culinary experience.
Last but not least, I love all the ‘Curated Experiences by InterContinental’ that were planned for me wherever I stayed with them. This time around it was a tour around the Manama Fort; I got to experience the old Bahrain and how the locals used to live. I had a delightful, guided experience at the spice souq. Finally, bearing in mind my keen interest in fashion, the Concierge setup a fun fashion afternoon tea with Annada fashion, a Bahraini designer duo famous for blending local fashion and art.
If you haven’t done it yet, I highly recommend becoming a member of the InterContinental Ambassador program and staying in a Club InterContinental room, if just to experience a thrilling stay and destination unlike any other.