The openings mark the debut of both hotel brands in Qatar
Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha – which herald the entry of Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brands in Qatar – are now open exclusively to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 guests and the VIP delegation.
The dual-branded five-star properties, housed within Katara Towers, have welcomed their first guests while supporting the global football tournament currently being held in the country.
The 132-key Raffles Doha is Qatar’s only all-suite hotel and offers a personalised butler service and bespoke amenities, including an exclusive Frederic Malle scent.
Restaurants at Raffles Doha include Alba, which is the first overseas outpost of the restaurant by renowned chef Enrico Crippa; L’Artisan, which celebrates the art of modern dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Blue Cigar, a lounge that boasts 6,000 literary classics, including some first editions, as well as bespoke cigar collection; and Malaki Lounge serving afternoon tea.
The hotel is also home to Katara Hall, a space at the heart of the hotel with 22-metre-high ceilings, making it the largest ballroom with daylight in the country.
Beauty and wellbeing facilities include nine spa and fitness suites, each equipped with their own treatment rooms and some offering private outdoor terraces and plunge pools.
Fairmont Doha comprises 270 rooms, 92 suites, four themed suites and one presidential suite, all inspired by the interiors of luxury yachts.
The hotel also features an exclusive floor, Fairmont Gold, which is a hotel-within-a-hotel experience, designed with gold mosaic wall tiling and traditional Qatari elements.
Diners can savour Indian cuisine at Masala Library, the concept by restaurateur, television host and author Jiggs Kalra, and Latin American cuisine at Vaya, a vibrant restaurant where south American-inspired dishes and drinks are prepared table-side. Guests can also choose to visit Dôme, a tea lounge serving French fare.
Guests staying at either hotel have access to seven food and beverage outlets, four located within Raffles Doha and three in Fairmont Doha. Those not staying at the hotel can also visit the outlets through advanced bookings.
Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha will welcome guest room reservations from the general public after FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has concluded.