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The Gulf Hotel joins ICCA
October 2012 2663

THE Gulf Hotel, Bahrain has joined the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global community for the meetings industry. With more than 900 member companies and organisations in 87 countries worldwide, ICCA represents specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events and enables its members to generate and maintain significant competitive advantage in the industry.

The Gulf Hotel expects to benefit greatly from this new membership, as it continues to focus on obtaining the maximum business from the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions market.

The Gulf Hotel’s conference and convention facilities include 29 state-of-the-art meeting venues as well as the onsite Gulf Convention Centre, which provides 4,780 sq m of conference, meeting, and exhibition space – one of the largest venues of its kind in the Middle East. The main hall Al-Dana can host up to 2,500 people for a reception, and 1,200 people in a banquet style set-up. The Gulf Convention Centre has been designed to the highest specifications to provide organisers with a high level of flexibility, in addition to being equipped with built-in projection systems, direct internet and ISDN video conferencing, wireless simultaneous translation facilities, and multiple power and telephone points. The Convention Centre also includes the Exhibition hall, which features direct drive-in access, and provides 2,500 sq m of floor space with the capacity to fit over one hundred exhibition stands.

The Gulf Hotel has also recently introduced the Hawar Meeting Rooms, which are five brand new executive meeting rooms that have been designed to the highest specifications. These new meeting rooms are situated on the first floor of the hotel and are accessible via a private lift. The meeting rooms can host between 10 to 20 people in a boardroom set-up including the capacity to host up to 40 people for a reception.

All of these facilities, plus five-star catering and exceptional service, make The Gulf Hotel and Gulf Convention Center an ideal venue for international conferences, meetings, exhibitions, gala dinners, banqueting events, weddings, graduations and award ceremonies.

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