Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa — Doha’s new serene downtown sanctuary.
Located in the heart of the capital, the hotel marks Westin’s debut in Qatar and expands the brand’s portfolio to four properties across the Middle East.
“We are delighted to introduce our Westin brand to Qatar which remains a key growth market for us in the Middle East,” said Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice-President, Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East.
“In line with the brand’s commitment to wellness, The Westin Doha will offer travellers and local residents a revitalising experience, an escape from the hustle and bustle in the heart of downtown Doha.”
Starwood has opened the hotel with Ghanem Al Thani Holdings, headed by Sheikh Ghanem bin Ali Al Thani, who have been pioneers in Doha and opened their first hotel in the Bin Mahmoud neighbourhood in 1979.
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is at the forefront of the revitalisation of Downtown Doha. It has 365 contemporary spacious rooms, suites and villas, including a 347sqm presidential suite, all offering views of Doha city or the hotel’s serene oasis garden and pool area.
Local residents and guests will also enjoy Doha’s finest culinary delights across the hotel’s six restaurants and clubs. The hotel opens with Luxe Lounge, a coffee lounge with outdoor garden terrace, Seasonal Tastes — global cuisine restaurant, Waves Pool Café and MIX Club, Lounge & Terrace.
The hotel is home to the largest pillar-less ballroom in Doha, featuring over 6,000sqm of function space, combined with Westin’s trademark, clutter-free instinctive service and attention to detail.
For an unforgettable wedding experience, it offers a beautiful contemporary designed venue, with a breath-taking pre-function foyer with Bohemian crystal droplet chandelier, separate bride and groom dressing rooms and the bridal suite above the function space. Delicious cuisine and sublime attention to detail that create a memorable wedding experience are tailored to each guest’s personal style.
The opening marks Starwood’s fourth hotel in Qatar. In the Middle East, Starwood operates 53 properties with a pipeline of over 40 hotels to open in the next five years.