As it gears up to host one of the biggest events on the planet – World Cup 2022 – Doha is experiencing a boom in high-end hotel developments with a number of international brands making their debut in the destination. We check out three of Doha’s new hotel openings in 2019 so far…
Accor’s hip MGallery brand debuted in Qatar in March with the Alwadi hotel in Msheireb Downtown Doha. The property’s 213 rooms and suites, many offering views of the West Bay Skyline, feature inspiring patterns and a vibrant colour scheme to bring a touch of heritage to its contemporary design.
Event planners can choose from five smaller meeting rooms accommodating 29 to 64 guests, while the hotel’s ballroom accommodates up to 415 guests for a range of events from conferences to celebratory dinners. Restaurants and bars include the Infinity Rooftop Lounge for cocktails and impressive views, and Sofra, which serves traditional Arabic cuisine and regional delicacies.
Another March debut, Mandarin Oriental, Doha is also located in Msheireb Downtown Doha and offers 249 rooms and suites. The property’s nine restaurants and bars include: IZU, by Chef Izu Ani, showcasing a modern interpretation of distinct Mediterranean culinary styles; Mosaic, featuring nine speciality open kitchens from Japanese Sushi & Sashimi to an Asian Wok and Arabic Grill; a Mandarin Lounge; the Baraha Lounge; Gelato and Ambar.
Three further dining outlets are scheduled to open later in 2019, including a Chinese restaurant, a cake shop and a rooftop alfresco restaurant lounge. The hotel’s event venues include a ballroom, which can seat up to 400 guests for banquets, along with seven additional functions rooms, and an exclusive entrance lobby.
Located in the heart of Doha’s vibrant West Bay area, adjacent to the breezy Corniche, Dusit Doha Hotel is a five-star modern oasis offering 264 rooms and suites. The first hotel from the Thai-owned chain in Qatar, Dusit Doha Hotel is ideal for event planners, located just a five-minute walk from Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, and only 20 minutes by car from Hamad International Airport.
Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and a sundeck area offering panoramic views of West Bay. Guests will also find a wealth of dining outlets to choose from, including three restaurants, a classic French café, and a relaxing rooftop lounge.
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