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Local x Local: Justin Kim Gives Us A Background On Bahrain’s First Five Star Boutique Hotel

The heart of Manama holds a lot of special things, but would you ever really expect to find a five star boutique hotel nestled into the busy streets of the Manama Souq?

Quite a rare occurrence, for sure. Well, The Merchant House took that fact and worked its magic to change it. Talk about the most singular experience in Bahrain, that’s what you’re getting as soon as you walk through those beautiful doors.

On this week’s episode, we sat down with Justin Kim, General Manager of The Merchant House, to talk about Bahrain’s first five star boutique hotel

The Merchant House is the type of space that makes you feel like you’re walking straight into an experience – an exceptional one, at that. Even from approaching the hotel, you instantly get a sense for culture, history and art. The massive art collection on display throughout the entire hotel has been curated with 80% of the pieces by local artists – locals supporting locals, right?

Scroll down below to read more on the interview and listen to the entire podcast.

If you’re looking for a personalized, custom experience, this is where you need to be at for a few nights

We had the most wonderful staycation in Bahrain right here, a one of a kind stay – not to mention the comfiest! The interiors are just beautiful and it’s safe to say that the staff is amongst the friendliest we’ve EVER come across, hands down.

It’s all about the details, isn’t it? This lovely hotel pushes that concept further – even the library is customized, with a book collection curated by the Oxford Library specifically for the hotel!

What else is there to do at The Merchant House?

If you’re looking to just take in the breathtaking art and have some good food or coffee, Indigo on the Terrace or Cafe Grey are your friends – Indigo is situated on a beautiful rooftop, so you can feel the winter breeze that’s creeping in on our island right now!

Listen to the full ‘Local X Local’ podcast below:

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