Starwood Opens W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Starwood has opened the first W Hotel in the Middle East, the W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar.

W Doha features 291 guest rooms, including 31 suites and 154 W Residences, the signature W Living Room experience, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Spice Market and Market by Jean-Georges restaurants, the signature Bliss spa, a poolside outdoor shisha lounge, champagne bar, event space, and luxury retail space.

W Doha, located in the West Bay of Doha on the Qatar peninsula, is the brand's second addition in the division of Europe, Africa and the Middle East following the brand's debut in May 2008 with the opening of W Istanbul.

Standing right across from the popular City Center mall, the W Doha is only a 15-minute drive from the airport.

Doha's beautiful Corniche, as well as beach and water sports facilities are just 5 minutes away by car, while the challenging greens of the Doha Golf Club are a quick 10 minute drive.

"W began as a New York wonder, grew to be an American phenomenon and is now becoming a global powerhouse in the design-driven luxury space with 10 years of proven success," said Frits van Paasschen, Chief Executive Officer of Starwood. "With plans to nearly triple its footprint of 27 hotels by 2011, W has the strongest growth momentum of any luxury hotel brand in the most sought after markets in Europe and the world."

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