Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

Posted in Projects on 29 February, 2016

Shangri-La’s newest Middle Eastern property opens within a new iconic landmark in Doha’s dynamic skyline, while its interiors are designed to be a serene sanctuary of timeless luxury.

Architecture firm H.O.K. Canada have designed a sleek 50-storey tower rising over West Bay to resemble a falcon’s head as a tribute to the noble sport of falconry, a historic Qatari pastime popular to this day.

Inside the ornate lobby, a sparkling multi-faceted chandelier hangs from a vast golden dome and scatters its brilliance over the floor. The gleaming hallmarks of opulence are delicately balanced by the floral-patterned wall behind the front desk and the museum-quality tapestry from H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani’s personal collection taking pride of place.

Light-filled luxury accommodation includes 272 guestrooms and suites and 42 serviced apartments. The guestrooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views of the city and Gulf, feature warm earth tones and amenities including a 47-inch Wi-Fi-enabled smart TV and Shangri-La’s signature mattress. Complementing the chic interiors are spacious marble bathrooms fitted with premium toiletries, a deep-soaking tub and walk-in shower.

Each of the hotel’s seven restaurants and bars are designed with an eye for individual flair. Sridan is inspired by a traditional souq (market), with its characteristic graceful arches and vivid mosaic details. Fuego is luxuriously furnished in deep burgundy tones and rich wood, while the subtle blue tones of Yabby evoke the underwater bounty of the Arabian Gulf. And the European-inspired refinement of The Den takes guests back in time to the quaint sophistication of a bygone era.

On the hotel’s seventh level, a 2,000-square-meter pool deck welcomes guests into a leafy, sun-dappled oasis containing an aquamarine lagoon-shaped pool, a tranquil reprieve from the surrounding skyscrapers.

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