Upon opening its doors on December 21, 2015, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha unveiled a new world of luxury marked by Asian and Middle Eastern hospitality. A private oasis and exclusive getaway, the contemporary hotel pays homage to Qatar’s heritage through its time-honoured tradition of falconry: not only are guests greeted by a falcon at the entrance, but the building resembles the noble bird of prey’s head.
Stepping into the hotel’s grand lobby, check-in is smoothly handled before retiring to one of the 272 rooms and suites or the 42 fully serviced, furnished apartments – a first for Doha. Within its 50 storeys, the accommodation is spacious – starting at 46 sqm, they are some of the largest to be found in the capital – and features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the aquamarine Arabian Gulf or a glittering cityscape of skyscrapers, signature Shangri-La beds, sumptuous bathrooms, and chic style fitted in muted, relaxing tones – the ideal retreat after a day exploring Qatar’s sights.
After freshening up, the hotel proffers myriad entertainment options, from a tree-lined pool with a swim-up bar, a health club with a state-of-the-art gym and the ultimate in pampering at CHI, The Spa. Seven restaurants and bars ensure that every palate will be pleased, with souk-inspired all-day dining at Sridan, South American flavours at Fuego and classic cocktails at The Den, a stylish piano bar.
With the sun shining and the temperatures just right, now is the time to experience Qatar and Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, and a special introductory booking rate of QAR895 (US$245) makes the getaway even easier. Or, for the most exclusive experience, book the “Eyes on the Horizon” package, from QAR1,045 ($287) per night, and have the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s Horizon Club – the largest executive lounge in the city – with panoramic views and privileges that include a buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapés.
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