IMAGINE waking up and finding yourself in a place of serene and endless beauty… Being swept away from your vantage by beautiful beaches, breathtaking vistas and spectacular sand dunes.
You glance at the mirror and grin at the sleeping lines marking your face. It’s been quite a while since the last time you had a good night sleep. Refreshed after a deep soaking bath, you decide to go for a walk. As you stride along the alley, you are greeted by welcoming smiles and friendly faces. The soothing aroma of freshly brewed coffee tempts you as you pass by the furnished hall, homely and vibrant. Then, you sit back, relax and browse through the local newspaper until your senses awake and feast in your breakfast meal cooked to perfection. Imagine no longer.
Qatar National Hotels (QNH) and its properties pamper you by making every aspect of your stay truly special and enjoyable. From prime locations, panoramic views and mouthwatering cuisines to constant service upgrade and warm hospitality, QNH properties pay thorough attention to your needs.
Wholly owned and established by the Government of Qatar to spearhead the state’s hotel industry, QNH develops, owns and manages hotels and leisure units. As of today, the company owns more than 50 per cent of Qatar’s premier five- and four-star hotels including world-renowned hotels such as The Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Doha Hotel, Marriott Hotel, and Movenpick Hotel. The company also manages premier local hotels such as Sealine Beach Resort and Al Sadd Merweb Hotel. The company owns and operates almost all of the state’s sporting, banqueting and tourist units. In mid-year 2006, QNH will combine luxury and cultural heritage as it introduces Sharq Village & Spa, another five-star innovation.
A haven nestled off the coasts of the southern peninsula of Qatar, Sealine Beach Resort remains to be one of QNH’s valuable properties. This hotel-resort is a 45-minute drive away from the bustling city of Doha. It houses 35 newly renovated standard single and double rooms, two suites, 20 chalets and 20 villas, offering guests an array of lodgings to choose from. The newly renovated chalets, previously having studio-style setup, now have one king room and one twin bedroom, a kitchen, a spacious living room, and a bathroom. Guests can relish the best of grilled food as each chalet has a barbecue facility on the beachfront. While all villas are currently undergoing renovation, both the villas and chalets will give holidaymakers their very own private access to the beach. Sealine Beach Resort is also known for sea, sun and sand sports making it an ideal spot for those who seek ultimate fun, enjoyment and adventure.
The Al Sadd Merweb Hotel is a four-star hotel noted for its appeal to elegant taste as well as budget. It is situated on Al Sadd Street where its name was derived from, one of the most famous shopping lanes in the state. Location is only a few minutes away from primary business and leisure centers. The hotel boasts of having 126 newly refurbished standard and superior rooms with improved amenities, a coffee shop that serves 24 types of coffee blends from around the world, a sumptuous Continental restaurant, a state-of-the-art bar and discotheque called Cloud Nine, a health club, and a meeting room. The hotel is one of the pioneers in introducing wireless internet in Qatar. Suburban chic, the Al Sadd Merweb Hotel has been designed to exceed what is expected from a deluxe hotel.
The Doha Club, a sporting and banqueting property located on the Doha corniche, is frequented by top government officials and professionals for their laid-back business gatherings, luncheons, and family outings. It features a whole range of sports and recreational facilities, from plunge pool and marina to tennis and squash courts. Doha Club will have a festive line-up of promotions this year.
Surrounded by magnificent seashores and a stunning view of the corniche and modern-day edifices, Palm Tree Island is a must-see for all. One has never really been to Qatar if he has not been to the island. A traditional dhow transports visitors to and from the island giving them a wonderful experience of sightseeing and exploring Qatar. Palm Tree Island and its clustered lush palm trees have recently become a witness to a series of successful concerts, occasions, and festive parties.
Royal Hall, a banquet hall situated in the outskirts of the city, is another QNH-owned and operated unit that caters for weddings and functions that require utmost privacy. It has been a home to a multitude of traditional Qatari weddings due to its idyllic location, outstanding ambience and superb Arabic food.
Soon to be the latest addition to QNH’s group of prestigious hotels, Sharq Village & Spa will indulge its guests in Qatar’s heritage and local architecture. This five-star luxury hotel extraordinarily combines tradition and opulence by luring guests with its regal beauty, generously-sized lavish rooms, traditional souq, succulent seafood, and the state’s first cigar bar. It has a fully equipped conference room, boardroom, function room and business center that can guarantee the largest business requirements. Sharq Village & Spa shall also be the abode to Bangkok-based Six Senses Spa which will balance and pamper your senses by making use of the most natural ingredients. Exclusive treatment will be complimented by a professional salon, grand Jacuzzis, steam rooms, and plunge pools.
The Sharq Village & Spa stands on a sprawling 87,000-square meter property. It is situated at the heart of the city overlooking pristine seashores and central Doha. Its location offers a picturesque contrast between old and contemporary beauty.
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