Bahrain Confidential shares a conversation with Ramada Bahrain Adliya’s newly appointed General Manager, Andreas Runge.
Congratulations on your recent appointment as General Manager! What are your plans for Ramada in the year 2018?
Basically, there are two core areas I will be focusing on with my team in 2018. In Bahrain’s tough market competition, we will work on increasing our market share through innovation and strengthening customer relationships. Second, we will reposition our two F&B outlets, The Exchange English Pub and the Le Jardin All-Day-Dining with adapted offers, menus and fresh ideas.
What are the main attractions of Ramada Bahrain Adliya?
Undoubtedly, it is our reputation and history of existing for 40 years in the market. Being perfectly located opposite the Al-Gudaibiya Palace and close to Al-Fateh Grand Mosque, guests will definitely enjoy a hassle-free experience of these attractions. We also offer a high-quality experience with our facilities and unparalleled services. and the restaurants and bars that fit perfectly to today’s business as well as leisure travellers.
What’s the best thing about the hotel’s location?
Ramada Bahrain Adliya is perfectly located near the lush landscaped gardens of Al-Gudaibiya Palace and close to Al-Fateh Grand Mosque. Additionally, it is very close to the fashionable and lively district of Block 338 that has a lot of entertainment options. The hotel is simply in the perfect location!
What are the challenges of the hotel industry at the moment and how does this affect Ramada Bahrain?
One of the main challenges of the future will be to make the right steps to meet the growing trend in digitisation – especially in an area as the GCC, with this high ratio of a young population. Furthermore, I am wondering if the tourism sector in Bahrain has the ability to absorb such a high number of increase of room supply, as we are facing new hotels coming up now and in the near future.
What types of unforgettable experiences do you offer guests in order to ensure a great time for them and also that they return to Ramada Adilya?
Ramada Adliya is an extraordinary combination of the Ramada core brand essences, such as uncompromising cleanliness and a great value for money ratio, topped up with long-established staff which served for the hotel for years or even decades. That makes the hotel so welcoming for our guests.