Ryan Advincula
Marketing Manager, Crowne Plaza Bahrain

Congratulations on your new role. You have worked at many of the island’s most recognised properties. What prompted your latest move to the Crowne Plaza?
The Crowne Plaza Bahrain is one the iconic five-star hotels in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During my other tenures, it stood as a property that inspired me. I have witnessed its evolution, since I grew up in Bahrain. From the fine-dining restaurants to the iconic Bahrain Conference Centre. Hence, when the opportunity opened up, I could not wait to join and experience it.

What do you see as the biggest challenges in your new role?
Challenges for me, I consider as opportunities and I am so excited to be back! I have been fortunate to work with great hotel brands in the Kingdom and recently in Egypt! Along with these experiences, my passion is fuelled with excitement and unique ideas that will complement our marketing vision for 2023.

What makes Crowne Plaza unique in your view and how will you promote this?
What makes Crowne Plaza special is that the hotel has been creating momentous moments since it opened its doors back in 1979, under the IHG brand. The property is no stranger and is well known for its people and the service concept of its brand. This brings a whole new guest experience through its ‘Dare to Connect’ programme that is tailored to making genuine connections with our guests who require a service that is more emotional and caring. One of our main focuses that I am excited to share is the re-launch of the famous Friday Brunch. Traditionally, our Friday Brunch has been one of the most popular in the Kingdom and this year is no exception.
In addition, we will be elevating the experience and presenting more delicacies at our Indian restaurant Spices. Waves will take diners on a journey of delectable seafood gastronomic experiences while La Mosaique continues to inspire our patrons through our sumptuous buffet, theme nights and much, much more!
Our Harvesters Pub & Terrace will be showcasing mouth-watering juicy burgers paired with various cheeses in our ‘Say Cheese’ promo. While coffee and pastry lovers can enjoy the offerings in Cappuccino’s Coffee Shop.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our new tent venue, The Backyard. Complementing the surroundings of our garden and pool area, The Backyard allows guests to chill and relax while enjoying traditional Arabic hospitality pastimes. The Backyard is also perfect for private get togethers.