Havelock One Interiors completes turnkey fit-out of Bahrain’s new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Bahrain, September 2021: Havelock One Interiors, a leading turnkey fit-out contractor and manufacturer in the Middle East, implemented the interiors for the Hilton Garden Inn, an upscale yet affordable business and leisure hotel, nestled in the heart of the Bahrain Bay.
The 23-storey landmark destination opened its doors to guests mid-July this year. The hotel tower comprises 192 rooms, including 40 suites, with a mix of family, twin and king rooms. Covering 269,098 sq. ft., the hotel has other distinctively designed amenities such as an open all-day restaurant, meeting rooms, a gym, and an infinity pool.
Havelock One’s manufacturing and fit-out teams based in Askar and Sanabis, Bahrain completed the turnkey interior fit-out of this four-star property designed by dwp (design worldwide partnership). The hotel overlooks the Bahrain Bay and has a breath-taking view from its public areas, complimented with soothing sea-inspired hues and colour palettes for the interiors. The design vision of this hospitality project is to reflect the emergence of a unique urban hotel, anchored between a vibrant shopping mall—The Avenues Bahrain—and the bay leading out to the sea.
“Having completed the Hilton Garden Inn – Kuwait in 2019, we were very keen on the award of the fit-out packages for the property in Bahrain. The brand is young, vibrant and has a playful undercurrent, which allows us to be innovative with the specified materials and design features. Fortunately, our off-site mock-up rooms convinced all stakeholders, so we were recommended to manufacture the bespoke furniture, to take care of the finishing of the hotel’s interiors, and to coordinate all MEP works, as well,” says Jihad Raad, Division Director, Bespoke Hospitality Manufacturing and Fit-out Bahrain at Havelock One.
As Havelock One and its supply chain partners had been responsible for the mock-ups, already, they could fast-track and deliver the project even with the COVID-19 pandemic overshadowing the period. While the factory in Askar manufactured and supplied large ceiling panels, reception counters, banquet seating, tables, countertop, doors, sliding doors and complete millworks for the guest rooms, the fit-out team carefully selected premium materials for the finishes, which included regular and acoustic gypsum cladding, corridor wall cladding, painting, wallpapers, tiling, carpets, glass and massive operable partition works.
“One of the eye-catching installations in the Hilton Garden Inn is their rickshaw food truck in the all-day dining area, which was sourced by Havelock One and fully customised into a service station. This feature demanded our setting-out experts to develop a 3D digital design to fully understand and cater to the needs of the operator and to integrate the exact MEP requirements. The scope of the project also featured additional decorative items, such as a custom beam ceiling installation in the all-day dining area and customised operable partitions with pass doors in the meeting rooms,” adds Raad.
This fast-track project required a high-level of planning and coordination among all stakeholders, and hence the interior fit-out scope started along with the main construction works on-site to ensure that the Hilton Garden Inn Bahrain Bay was ready for its recent launch.