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The Merchant House, Bahrain, and Bahrain Food Bank partner to support the community this Ramadan

Apr 2021

As Ramadan approaches, The Merchant House has collaborated with Bahrain Food Bank to provide their patrons with the chance to enjoy a good iftar and do a good deed simultaneously, which are two of their

main objectives. Furthermore, they have also built exciting menus capturing the authentic flavours of the holy month which can be enjoyed by dine-in guests during ghabga or iftar every Thursday and Friday with Qanun and Oud music.

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Vegan menu officially launches at The Merchant House Bahrain

Feb 2021

Aiming towards sustainability objectives and rapidly growing consumers’ demands, The Merchant House has announced their new plant-based vegan menu which is full of creativity and innovation. The menu

includes Tagliatelle Napolitana and Wild Mushrooms Risotto in their main course, Saltsautéed Asparagus in their side dishes, and Sorbet and Fresh Fruit in their dessert option. When combined with their plastic-free practices and recycling, their commitment and passion towards achieving a conscious, sustainable lifestyle are crystal clear.

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The Merchant House Leads Way with a Sustainable Future for the Hospitality Sector in the Kingdom

Nov 2020

Following their commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation, The Merchant House has set an example for others by replacing paper straws with biodegradable and compostable grade plastic. In regards to Covid-19, the 5-star Boutique hotel has introduced the ROX Machine which is a new chemical-free approach to sanitizing. Moreover, they have also installed an energy-saving system, REN face and body care, and several green spaces throughout the hotel grounds.

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Bringing Internationally Renowned Art Collections to the Island

Nov 2020

The award-winning Merchant House, Bahrain’s first boutique hotel to be awarded a five-star rating, is inviting Bahraini residents to check in and switch off for the day at their PURESPA & Gym. Situated in the heart of Manama’s old town, the all-suite property. PURESPA’s holistic approach makes it the ideal choice for residents looking to relax the mind, body, and soul.

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The Merchant House: the only 5-star boutique hotel in the region

Aug 2020

The best boutique hotel in the region, The Merchant House, has earned its well-deserved spot in the Top 10% of hotels worldwide and recently won the 2020 Traveller’s Choice Award on Tripadvisor. Due to their possession of many awards, nominations, and award-winning facilities, they have captured the attention of many tourists and locals alike. The hotel’s award-winning facilities include an in-house spa that won OHLALA’s Spa and Wellness nomination in 2020, the best rooftop in town and restaurant Indigo, Café Gray, their very own terrace, and many more. As the Kingdom prepares to reopen for dine-in, post-COVID, on the 3rd of September, The Merchant House is proud to announce the reopening of Indigo and Café Gray.

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Indigo chosen as #2 in top 13 Restaurants in Bahrain by Condé Nast Traveller
May, 2022

Indigo Terrace, the vibrant rooftop garden restaurant atop The Merchant House, has once again been chosen as one of the top restaurants in Bahrain. The Mediterranean restaurant has earned the #2 spot in this year’s list of Condé Nast Traveller’s top 13 restaurants in Bahrain. Indigo Terrace welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is a fusion of flavours, although there’s a heavy emphasis on Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, with colourful crudos and rolls from the raw bar served alongside generous bowls of pasta and fresh fish. Read the full article here

Indigo’s Friday Fab Brunch is back and it’s Hassle Free!

October, 2022

Indigo Terrace, The Merchant House’s award-winning roof-top restaurant, has launched the latest iteration of its popular Friday Fab Brunch, with all seasonal delicacies. The launch was held at an exclusive VIP event at Indigo this Friday, attended by members of the press, and other high-profile guests.
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Awards & Accolades


The Merchant House announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for the Top 10% of Hotels Worldwide.  This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, The Merchant House stood out by continuously delighting travelers.



The Luxury Travel Guide Awards champion the very best in their respective fields, therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement we all should be proud of.

This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted hotels from the region, providing strong competition in every category.

Here’s a comment from the judges panel: “The judges were impressed with the consistency of the guest reviews. We could see that many guests were repeat visitors to the hotel and were constantly referencing the attentiveness of the staff.

Your team there seem very keen to ensure each guest has a special experience and go over and above what is expected. We feel the hotel is very deserving of the recognition for the LTG award.



We have been awarded BEST NEW LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL WORLDWIDE 2019. Ranked 69th out of the Top 100 Luxury Hotel Worldwide 2019, the Hotel of the Year Awards, rewards hotels and resorts based on the service and facilities offered to its guests. As well as on research of past guest experiences and comments on their stays and reviews from travel websites like Trip Advisor, and so on, to get an overall feel of the guest experiences.

The Hotel of the Year Awards is setting new standards within the global hotel & spa industry

Receiving such an award says a lot about the hotel. It showcases the exquisite service and impeccable facilities, that is rated by professional critiques who stayed at each individual hotel.

It’s thereby a statement of authenticity for the hotel guest, where the hotel’s service & facilities are utilized, examined & considered by professional judges in an accurate & comprehensive manner”.

On behalf of the whole Merchant House Hotel Team, we would like to thank all our guests whom always encourage us to give our best in order to exceed their expectations – Thank you!



For the 23rd edition of the Hot List by Condé Nast Traveler, The Merchant House Bahrain has been listed among the 15 best new hotels in the Middle East.

With an initial number of 500 hotels, 75 hotels spread over 33 countries made it to the Hot List 2019. The selection was made by a professional team assessing every little detail from the Wi-fi strength to the rooftop pool scene.

Ultimately, the hotels that land on this list are the absolute best of the best; the game-changing, boundary pushing, vacation-making openings that are so good, we’re already dreaming about going back.”


It is with great excitement that we announce the result of the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards, following the recent rating process.

The Merchant House has won an Excellence Award for:

– Best All Suite Hotel in the Middle East

– Best New Hotel in the Middle East

– Best Small Hotel in the Middle East

– Best Boutique Hotel in Bahrain

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards was established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry in 2014, recognising exceptional contributions by outstanding hotels with Marinique De Wet as CEO at the helm. This prestigious Awards system is exclusive to the Haute Grandeur brand, and considered without equal because of its method. Unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests, rather than quantity of votes by a panel of judges or general public.

For the hotel industry winning a Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Award is more than an Award it provides the public with a golden stamp of guaranteed hospitality.



We have been awarded the International Project Award part of the WATA Awards 2019.

“The World Architecture Technal Awards (WATA) is a biennial contest dedicated to architects. It rewards the most beautiful recent works in terms of the architectural quality of the Technal products implementation.

Inspired by 17 editions of the Aluminium Architectural Palmarès in France, Spain and Portugal, Technal honours now achievements across the world caring high the colours of architecture.”

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AHEAD MEA 2019 AWARDS : The Merchant House Lobby & Public Spaces


We are thrilled to announce that The Merchant House is the proud winner of AHEAD MEA Awards category Lobby & Public Spaces.

“The Merchant House offers leisure seekers and business travellers alike a unique guest experience. The mezzanine level boasts a 1000-book library, whilst the walls of the two-storey lobby are adorned with work from local”



We are thrilled to announce that The Merchant House’s Indigo Terrace was awarded as Favourite Mediterranean Restaurant and Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurant in Bahrain at the Fact Dining Awards Bahrain 2019. Event which took place last 25th of November at Jumeirah Royal Sarray.

We thank you all for your votes and support!

Leaders in Hospitality – BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2019


On April 2019 at the fifth annual Leaders in Hospitality Award ceremony, Bahrain’s first five-star rated boutique hotel came out on top of its category and received the prestigious honours of being the Boutique Hotel of the Year.

The Merchant House ensures a special experience for each and every one of its guests, with each of the beautifully-designed stylish comfortable suites featuring an open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area, as well as a sizeable bedroom. Its location next to the bustling Bab Al Bahrain souk, a short distance from the capital’s diplomatic quarter and financial district, makes the property ideal for both business and leisure travellers. With its warm welcome, striking aesthetics, world-class art collection, impressive library and the spectacular rooftop restaurant and garden, The Merchant House – part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World – is the jewel in the crown of Bahrain’s hotel scene.

Accepting the award, Justin Kim, General Manager of The Merchant House said: “Our team is thrilled with the accolade. This was always going to be a special place, remarkable, unmistakable, both in its design and the experience when staying with us. It also helps to solidify Campbell Gray Hotels’ philosophy that more and more guests these days are looking for something a little different when they check into a hotel.”