An Oasis Opened in the Dynamic Qatari Capital.
Falcons are one of the Middle East’s iconic animals. They also evident in the architectural design of the new Shangri-La Hotel, Doha (Qatar). Shangri-La’s newest Middle Eastern property blends East with East to deliver the best of Asian and Qatari hospitality.
The gleaming 50-storey property located in the commercial district of West Bay, celebrated its grand opening. The luxury hotel, designed to resemble a falcon’s head in recognition of Qatari falconry – the country’s historic and elite pastime – is adorned with museum-quality art pieces honouring the rich heritage of the Qatari peninsula which are on loan from the Sheikh Faisal Collection. Strategically located close to the business and diplomatic areas, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha offers a direct link to the City Centre Mall, the city’s largest mall, and is only five minutes from the waterfront promenade.
References to a traditional Arabian welcome begin when guests arrive at the hotel. In the driveway, a prodigious bottle tree greets visitors, while a falconer in traditional garb with the recognisable bird of prey perched on his arm shows the warmth of welcome intrinsic to this part of the world.
Guests are presented with a cup of rich coffee, made by the hotel’s specialist coffee maker according to a nomadic recipe, to reflect another warm Arabian gesture that is the hotel’s signature blend of East meets East hospitality.
Luxury accommodation includes 272 guestrooms and suites and 42 serviced apartments. The guestrooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views of the city and Gulf, feature warm earth tones and amenities including a 47-inch Wi-Fi-enabled smart TV and
Shangri-La’s signature mattress.
An aquamarine lagoon-shaped pool lies invitingly on the 2,000-square-metre deck dotted with loungers. A shaded splash pool is located nearby for little guests to frolic in. Surrounded by over 70 trees, the pool deck is a leafy, tranquil oasis in the middle of the urban cityscape. Next to the pool area is the Health Club that offers a fully-equipped 24 -hour fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms.
CHI, The Spa, the first luxury Asian-themed spa in Doha, is where Asian wellness traditions are blended with botanical extracts, aromatic essential oils and natural Arabian elements. An outdoor hydrotonic pool and eight private treatment rooms are available.
Shangri-La Hotel, Doha captures the essence of international dining options with seven food and beverage outlets. Sridan provides an interactive all-day dining experience where distinctive arches, intricate lamps and vividly coloured tiles recreate a lively souq (market) atmosphere for guests.