Christian Stan, at 25 Feb. 16, in Hotels, News, Sea View Hotels, Special, Where to go next

Shangri-La Hotel Doha, the newest Middle Eastern property, blends East with East to deliver the best of Asian and Qatari hospitality.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, the gleaming 50-storey property located in the commercial district of West Bay, celebrated its grand opening yesterday. The hotel, designed to resemble a falcon’s head in recognition of Qatari falconry – the country’s historic and elite pastime – is adorned with museum-quality art pieces honouring the rich heritage of the Qatari peninsula which are on loan from the Sheikh Faisal Collection. Strategically located close to the business and diplomatic areas, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha offers a direct link to the City Centre Mall, the city’s largest mall, and is only five minutes from the waterfront promenade.

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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.

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Taking advantage of the 360-degree panoramic vista of the skyline and the glistening Arabian Gulf is the Horizon Club Lounge. Here in the private sanctuary, located on level 42 of the hotel, Horizon Club and suite guests can enjoy private check-in service, complimentary refreshments all day and a host of exclusive privileges.

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Travellers on business and holiday alike will be spoilt for choice by the hotel’s leisure facilities. An aquamarine lagoon-shaped pool lies invitingly on the 2,000-square-metre deck dotted with loungers – ideal for luxuriating in the year-round sunshine. A shaded splash pool is located nearby for little guests to frolic in. Surrounded by over 70 trees, the pool deck is a leafy, tranquil oasis in the middle of the urban cityscape. Next to the pool area is the Health Club that offers a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms.

In celebration of its grand opening, Golden Circle members reserving the “Thrice the Welcome in Doha” offer, valid until 30 June 2016, will receive triple Golden Circle award points and a 25 per cent discount on the Best Available Rate, food and beverage and CHI, The Spa.

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