Westin debuts in Qatar
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has celebrated the grand opening of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, in partnership with Ghanem Al Thani Holdings, headed by Sheikh Ghanem al Thani. Located in the heart of Qatar’s rapidly growing capital, the hotel is poised to introduce a new level of wellness to downtown Doha. The opening marks Westin’s debut in the country and reinforce the brand’s growth in the region, with hotels opening in the UAE, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia within the next three years.
“In response to an increasing global demand for wellness, we are seeing tremendous growth in the Middle East; and we are delighted to introduce the Westin brand in Qatar,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “Unlike any hotel in the market, The Westin Doha is sure to deliver the brand’s well-being promise allowing guests to leave feeling better than when they arrived.”
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa features 365 thoughtfully-designed guestrooms and suites, including five expansive pool villas and an impressive presidential suite. The nine-story hotel’s crisp limestone and glass façade floods the space with natural light, while a custom art installation anchors the atrium-like foyer to create a modern sense of arrival. Featured throughout the hotel, meandering paths and lush botanicals reinforce Westin’s biophilic design principles, which suggest a connection to nature enhances well-being.
The hotel features The Heavenly Spa by Westin™, inviting guests to relax and recharge in a serene sanctuary within the bustling city. With nine treatment rooms as well as dedicated female and male spa areas, the expansive spa offers customized experiences from healing massages and cleansing facials, to energizing body treatments and Hammam.
Home to the second largest ballroom in Doha, the hotel also features over 3,000 square metres of function space. For an unforgettable wedding experience, The Westin Doha offers a beautiful venue, dedicated bride and groom dressing rooms, delicious cuisine and sublime details that create a wedding experience that’s tailored to each guest’s personal style.
The opening of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa marks Starwood’s fourth hotel in Qatar. In the Middle East, Starwood currently operates 53 properties with a pipeline of nearly 40 hotels to open in the next five years.