Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Banyan Tree Al Areem ~ Bahrain



On to the land of Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
There is a very exclusive Banyan tree there and the
architecture is just exquisite.



The outdoor pool is like stepping into a dream.



The indoor pool is just as fantastic with the arches
that are synonymous with Islamic architecture.



A look at the facade of the hotel from the water.
Look at the dining table floating in the middle.



It looks so cozy and luxurious.



The main entrance is very
grand with two towers framing it.



A look at the sumptiously appointed lobby.



Love the mosaic tiles covering the walls and pillars.



A beautiful guest room covered in marble.



Beautiful fountains.



Another look at the pool that's like a fantasy.
I truly think this culture has a knack for designing
outdoor spaces. Very classical, timeless and beautiful.

All photos from The Banyan Tree site.

10 comments:

Yoli said...

KAREN these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I wish I was there. I can always come here for a bit of escapism. Love, love this post.

Villa Anna said...

Karen, you never fail to take me on excursions to places I can only dream about.

There is so much beauty in this world in the form of design it constantly astounds me.

Anna :)

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Lynn

franki durbin said...

arabian nights, take me away!!! wow. I would LOVE to stay in a place as fabulous as this. Unreal.

Lyna Wan said...

These are real luxurious

Alkemie said...

I've always been fascinated by middle eastern decor. This place is certainly one of my dream destinations to go to :) I wish I could pack everyong onto a magic carpet and go lol.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Alkemie - I think Banyan Trees all over the world are super gorgeous! And this one is no exception!

Bahraini Diva said...

I absolutely love it there , I go there for every special occasion - come on over & I will take you for a special tour ;)

Bahraini Diva said...

Oh! just one thing dear : it's AL AREEN with the N
In Arabic It means : The Lions Home.

Mike said...

The pool does look like a fantasy.