As Ramadan descends on Bahrain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, in partnership with VIVA, has lined up a month-long celebration like never before. Pulling out all the “bells and whistles”, the five-star luxury beach resort unveils a new tradition this season – one of Bahrain’s largest and most elegantly designed Ramadan pavilion to date– in collaboration with renowned designer and scenographer Ammar Basheir. “This year’s celebrations will be a luxurious affair as the resort prepares for one of the most celebrated traditions of the year,” said general manager Jean-Paul Dantil. “Outdoing years past, our Ramadan pavilion will be a most magnificent display in the Kingdom of Bahrain complemented with succulent fare for a most joyous occasion for all.” Bridging elements of traditional Islamic architecture with modern design, the expansive 40x40 metre pavilion, called Masaya, will amass into a kingdom of opulence and grandeur as it takes its place amongst the resort’s seaside luxury villas on the Villa Gazebo lawn. Inside the octagon-shaped pavilion, 39 modern wooden archways, with the highest point at nine metres, open up to grand seating areas and lounges that feature deep, emerald green marble dining tables and warm leather and velvet
finishes. Overhead, 400 large hanging, embellished lanterns, hand-crafted in Morocco, will light the way to a grand buffet featuring customised chaffing dishes from Turkey as well as local earthen ceramics from A’ali Pottery.
“This year’s pavilion reveals a feast of the senses, an uber chic structure designed to create a sense of connectivity and enjoyment during the most celebrated holy months of the year,” said Mr Basheir. “With twisting, modern arches that resemble a double spiral helix DNA module, juxtaposed against classic interiors, the pavilion will unveil a truly all-encompassing and totally sensory experience.” As the sun descends each evening onto the Arabian Gulf and the traditions of Ramadan begin, guests are welcomed to join for two variant seatings, including the breaking of the fast, Iftar, from sunset to 8pm, for BD25++, and the Ghabga dinner, from 9pm to 2am for BD27++.
Guests can also book one of the Pergola seating areas for private dining up to eight guests (limited to seven Pergola areas at a time). Guests will enjoy nightly entertainment during the evening feast, while indulging in the splendours of a culinary journey through the resort’s 11 award-winning restaurants.
Succulent buffets will be set up with aromatic menus encompassing flavours of traditional Arabian cuisine, along with modern fare from the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Mexico. Live cooking stations and fresh Egyptian breads and crepes will also abound, along with traditional Ramadan desserts and gourmet sweet delicacies to satisfy the most discerning of palates. A traditional Gahwa Arabic coffee station will also be set up at the entrance with an attendant welcoming guests to the festivities of the night. American Express Middle East is the preferred payment card for the Ramadan festivities at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.
Among the unique benefits exclusive to American Express Cardholders is a 15 per cent discount on bookings at the VIVA Masaya Pavilion.
“This month-long experiential ambience at the pavilion is characterised by a vision and service standard shared between American Express Middle East and The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain,” said American Express Middle East chief executive Mazin Khoury.
Shisha service will be available from sunset to 2am
For more information and to reserve call 17586499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is located in Seef District.
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