Gulf Hotel partners with Michelin-starred chef

The newly renovated Gulf Convention Centre (pictured above) will be one of the highlights shared by the Gulf Hotel team this ATM, along with the opening of The Gulf Executive Residence Juffair

THE Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa has signed a partnership agreement with Michelin-starred Chef Giancarlo Perbellini who will take control of the hotel’s renowned Italian restaurant La Pergola, which will be rebranded as La Pergola by Perbellini.

Garfield Jones, chief executive officer of Gulf Hotels Group, said: “La Pergola is one of the renowned Italian restaurants in Bahrain and we are delighted to be able to work with Chef Perbellini to take the outlet to a whole new level. The restaurant will be redesigned and refurbished in the first half of 2018 and will be reopened in the second half of 2018 as La Pergola by Perbellini.”

This will be the Gulf Hotel’s second venture with a Michelin starred chef, following on from the introduction of Rasoi by Vineet in 2015, which was voted best restaurant in Bahrain in 2017. “Following on from the success of Rasoi by Vineet, we certainly expect great things from Chef Perbellini who will deliver the very best in Italian cuisine.”

The new outlet will be Chef Perbellini’s first in the Middle East, expanding his portfolio of restaurants in Italy, United States and Hong Kong, which includes the two Michelin star Casa Perbellini in Verona, the one Michelin star Dopolavoro in Venice, the popular Locanda restaurant in Kowloon and the Rana in New York.

The Gulf Hotel team will highlight this prestigious culinary partnership at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, along with the newly renovated Gulf Convention Centre and The Gulf Executive Residence Juffair, a recently opened luxury service apartment product.

Located in the heart of Juffair district, The Gulf Executive Residence Juffair is an addition to the Gulf Hotel Bahrain’s executive residence portfolio. It features one, two and three-bedroom sophisticated apartment ideal for business and leisure against a back-drop of beautiful terraces, a rooftop pool and gourmet in-house dining.

Guests can also enjoy the sumptuous pastries at Café Delice, business centre, roof top swimming pool, gym, and separate Sauna for the ladies.

* Meet Gulf Hotels Group on stand ME1410