Jaw Resort is a family resort concept that has been generating buzz on social media for its luxurious villas, breathtaking surroundings and exceptional experiences.
Just recently, we had the chance to talk to the resort’s Multi Property General Manager, Akbar Ali, to know more about his vision for the hotel.
Tell us a bit about yourself. What motivated you to pursue a career in the hospitality industry?
My personality is all about interacting with people; I enjoy engaging with people from every spectrum of our multicultural society. I have always believed that the true essence of hospitality is based on empathy and anticipation. My sense of anticipation of other’s needs and the experience that has come through its practice, has often been appreciated in my 18-year career in this industry.
All praise belongs to the Almighty, because of my valuable experiences, I had a great opportunity to introduce a family resort concept in Bahrain: Jaw Resort and Spa. This is my second family resort project that feature a unique private villa concept.
My work ethics were heavily influenced by my mother – who trained me to be hospitable and empathetic, amongst other qualities – which have led me to where I am right now.
Can you shed light on your vision for Jaw Resort?
My vision for Jaw Resort, if condensed into a sentence, would be “to create affordable yet exceptional family experiences with the essence of luxury and warmth of hospitality.”
What do you see as the most significant strengths of this property? How does it stand out from others?
The current pandemic has completely redefined the hospitality industry worldwide. Family vacationing overseas came with its own hurdles and limitations. In the present scenario, Jaw Resort offers the perfect balance of being away from the hustle-bustle in an unfrequented location of Bahrain. Guests can enjoy complete seclusion in private resort villas, each with its own private swimming pool, and a wide capacious stretch of white sandy beach. All of this, at affordable prices, has made Jaw Resort stand out in the current market ever since we opened our doors in August last year.
What’s new at the resort? Are there any exciting offers that you would like to share to our readers?
Since our launch in August 2020, we have constantly been in the process of enhancing and amplifying our facilities for our guests, so there is always something new to look forward, some of them are upon completion in upcoming days. We are currently running a wide array of offers on our villas for the current summer season and the Eid Holidays, for the followers of our official Instagram account.
Is there a particular saying or motto that guides you?
Learn, teach and grow together – I have always considered myself a student and not a master, with the belief that there is yet lots to learn and much more to achieve. In the words of the poet Robert Frost, “and miles to go before I sleep!”