(IN SHORT) Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the grand opening of Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay, a luxurious property that pays homage to the brand’s rich heritage while offering modern luxury experiences. The hotel, located conveniently close to the city center and key attractions, features 283 rooms, 50 luxury apartments, and a distinct art deco style. Guests will enjoy personalized service with a dedicated Personal Concierge for each guest, a stunning Tiffany & Co. clock in the lobby inspired by Qatar’s national bird, and an expansive spa offering holistic wellness treatments and stunning skyline views. Multiple dining options, including Peacock Alley, Ledoux, and Tribeca Market, ensure a gourmet experience, while elegant event facilities cater to various occasions. This property marks Waldorf Astoria’s expansion in Qatar, combining timeless design and enticing culinary offerings in the heart of the city.
(PRESS RELEASE) DOHA, Qatar, 2024-Jan-24— /Travel PR News/ — Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay. With an ideal location close to the city centre and key attractions, the property epitomizes modern luxury – offering elegant furnishings, a range of culinary options, a four-floor wellness experience and seamless, personalized service.
With a façade and main entrance almost identical to the original Waldorf Astoria in New York, the hotel nods to the brand’s rich heritage and legacy, bringing Manhattan flair to Qatar’s capital. The 44-storey property features 283 rooms and suites, as well as 50 luxury apartments – all of which boast a distinct art deco style. In addition, each guest of the property will be assigned a Personal Concierge who will meticulously attend to every detail of their stay from pre-arrival to post-departure.
“Qatar is seeing strong growth in international travel, welcoming more than four million visitors in 2023 – and we are delighted to be expanding our presence in the country with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay,” said Guy Hutchinson, president, Middle East & Africa, Hilton. “Whether in Qatar for business or leisure, the property’s timeless design, enticing culinary options, four-floor spa and sophisticated events facilities make it an urban oasis in the heart of the city.”
Paying homage to the history of grand clocks at Waldorf Astoria properties around the world, the central feature of the lobby is a striking clock created by Tiffany & Co. A piece of art, the clock celebrates the falcon – Qatar’s national bird – with a bezel inspired by the tips of a falcon’s feathers. Handcrafted in Switzerland, it features the patented Tiffany blue on the clock hands and number indicators. In addition, luxurious mohair upholstery in Tiffany blue is used on the bench surrounding the clock, and in each guest room.
Dino Michael, senior vice president and global head, Hilton Luxury Brands, said, “The thoughtful design of Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay is evident from the moment a guest steps through the door, immediately creating a sense of place and building anticipation for the unforgettable experiences that await. This hotel is a stunning addition to our luxury portfolio in Qatar, reflecting our commitment to further Hilton’s luxury category growth in the Middle East.”
A Luxurious Wellness Escape
Stretching from the 39th to the 43rd floor, the Waldorf Astoria Spa has a unique range of wellness experiences, all with beautiful views of Qatar’s skyline. The expansive spa’s bespoke features include salt inhalation relaxation and hydrotherapy pools, thermal experiences including sensory rain walk, a salon, relaxation zones with private Alpha sphere experiences, and treatment suites that embrace holistic wellness treatments.
For those looking to work out, the spa has a dedicated fitness floor with both a mixed and a ladies-only Technogym fitness centre, Bikram yoga and meditation studios, as well as separate male and female juice bars. Guests can also take a dip in the 26-metre marble-tiled, indoor pool or unwind at the spa’s separate male and female pools with heated relaxation loungers.
In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of food and beverage excellence, Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay features a variety of venues. Reflecting the history of the original Waldorf Astoria in New York, Peacock Alley offers the brand’s Afternoon Tea, as well as signature dishes such as egg
s benedict and red velvet cake.
Guests can also indulge in sweet treats at Ledoux, a Parisienne patisserie that offers bespoke pastries and cakes, sip on artisanal cocktails at the New York inspired mixology bar, The Cortland Bar, or enjoy Levantine cuisine and shisha at Al Fayrouz Terrace.
For a gourmet food hall experience, Tribeca Market serves New York-inspired classics and delicacies. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the elegant venue features five different live stations.
Additional venues that are set to open soon include MURU which will be helmed by Michelin-starred, Italian-Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco, and YUN where guests will dine on modern Cantonese and Taishanese cuisine in a setting reminiscent of the original tea houses and luxury dining rooms of 1930’s Hong Kong.
A Meeting and Events Destination
The hotel features elegant event facilities that provide the ideal setting for every type of occasion – including two ballrooms which can each host up to 500 guests. In addition, the hotel offers two boardrooms and three multi-functional meeting rooms with access to an outdoor patio. All the event spaces benefit from natural daylight and a separate meeting entrance.
Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee. Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, iconic Peacock Alley, refined art collections and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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