Synonymous with luxury and legendary service, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is the ideal space to get pampered by gold standard hospitality. But the inviting oasis has many more picturesque allures hiding in its abode. By Bayar Jain
Located on a private island in West Bay Lagoon, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha opens to panoramic views across the Arabian Gulf and city skyline. Credited as one of the city’s most-loved hotels, this inviting oasis in the cosmopolitan capital has been crowned as the Best Five Star Hotel in Qatar, 2021 and Best Luxury Hotel in Qatar, 2022 by International Travel Awards.
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha serves as the perfect launchpad to soak in Doha’s rich, multicultural offerings during the day, while simultaneously providing a quiet place to retire and admire the twinkling city skyline at night. A favourite among business travellers, international delegations, and Qatari locals, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is best suited to those who favour tradition and understated elegance over more modern and trendier see-and-be-seen design hotels.
Home to 374 residentially-styled rooms and suites, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha features modern décor utilising Tuscan marble and French oak. The 61 spacious suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows that open to spectacular views. The Ivory Suite, one of the largest of its kind in the hotel, adorns ivory shades and art by local artists, furniture by British designer Christopher Guy, Italian marbles, and French custom carpets. On the other hand, the Cobalt Suite features blue accents that radiate a more modern vibe, courtesy: the furniture from Italian design house Giorgetti.
Doha is famed for its diversified dining scene. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha understands this. Crafted as a culinary destination that tantalises palates, each of the seven dining spaces of the hotel are sure to cater to all kinds of taste buds. Discover fusion Asian flavours at B-Lounge (Buddha Bar), savour authentic French foods at Sel & Miel, and indulge in sweet treats at Lobby Lounge. For traditional flavours and plant-based dishes, STK Doha shines bright by reframing the steakhouse experience. Flamingos serves as the go-to place for poolside bites, pizzas, and frozen treats, while Habanos invites cigar lovers.
In addition to a calm beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha also boasts of a semi-Olympic indoor pool, and outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, a whirlpool, a plunge pool, and a children’s pool. That’s not all! A private marina, a state-of-the-art gym, a squash court, and two indoor tennis courts also seek refuge here.
One of the highlights of the hotel is the super-luxe spa, which also houses two hammam treatment rooms. When here, opt for the Desert Cooler, a signature treatment that is designed to cool the body and refresh the mind. Another favourite is the Arabian Ritual Hammam, a local specialty that includes a traditional clay wrap.
Hosting both indoor and outdoor weddings and receptions, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is amply qualified to offer the ideal location for a range of gatherings, including royal weddings. The grand 12,500-square-foot Al Wosail ballroom, furnished with crystal chandeliers and vaulted ceilings sits adjacent to a generously sized pre-function room providing opportunity for large-scale celebrations. For smaller gatherings, the 6,000 square-feet Al Mukhtasar suffices. The outdoor venues include the landscaped Fountain Courtyard, framed by magnificent palm trees; The Lagoon Garden, complete with a lush lawn; Palms Garden, which offers large-scale capacity; and a private island for the ultimate secret bash. Located just a few steps away from the hotel, the island is entirely adaptable to host large group events with ease and utmost customisation.
So whether you’re on a leisure holiday, or a business trip in Doha–we have just the right address for you to check-in to make your experience in Qatar luxurious and memorable.
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