Four Seasons Doha spells class
The new five-star Four Seasons Hotel Doha – the centrepiece of the stunning West Bay Complex in the Qatari capital– has started welcoming guests.
Fours Seasons, the Rolls Royce of the hospitality industry, hopes to set a new benchmark in luxury and personalised service at this new location.
Four Seasons Doha offers quiet comfort in a resort-like waterfront setting, featuring an exclusive beach and 110-berth marina – and far-reaching views of the Arabian Gulf.
An extensive spa and fitness centre, multi-level grotto pools, international dining and personalised service create a unique leisure experience.
The hotel has 18 floors, plus lower and plaza levels and offers 232 rooms, including 57 suites and other facilities such as restaurants, a grand 600 to 700-seat ballroom and 1,874 sq m of Doha’s finest function and meeting space.
The five State suites and a Royal suite stand testimony to the hotel’s aim of being among the world’s most luxurious properties.
The hotel has an exclusive beach and marina curved at its feet and stands in landscaped grounds on a 55.4-hectare site. It is flanked by a pair of 22-level apartment blocks and a 28-floor office tower. Completing the impressive four-tower waterfront landmark are 20 three-storey townhouses.The design of the complex draws heavily from Islamic and Qatari influences and the concept is based on the Alhambra, the Moorish palace-citadel in Granada, Spain, which brings together elements of a fortress, residential area and palace into a single complex.
The Four Seasons Hotel Doha is designed to be one of the best in the international chain. “We have managed to have three key elements together in Doha – an exceptional location; a high-quality building with superior physical and aesthetic appeal; and a set of wonderful people with a passion for service,” says general manager Simon P Casson.
By SREE BHAT