The luxury hotel chain, Four Seasons, recently opened their newest hotel designed by American architectural firm SOM architects, which is located in Bahrain's capital Manama. As a part of their commercial expansion into the Middle East and Africa, this addition is also a part of the master plan within this district, which is also being overseen by SOM.
The hotel consists of three separate areas for visitors to stay, with two towers standing as bookends for the core area in between, making an abstract "H-shape." The outside towers stand at 68 stories tall, while supporting the 17-story core. The hotel also inhabits its own man-made island for the rest of the buildings to be articulated around, and is the first of several to be also be erected within this new urban planning project. To arrive on the island, the guests either go by boat or the bridge that is connected to the mainland. Read More