Located on the shores of the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar combines year-round sunshine, a clean and safe environment, sightseeing and shopping opportunities with a wide range of top-class accommodation options and recreational and sporting activities, making the destination attractive to visitors of all tastes.
In 2015 Qatar is set to raise the bar of luxury with openings set to put the country in the spotlight - from leading restaurants to opulent hotels, rapidly enhancing the international reputation of Qatar as a fast-emerging luxury tourist destination.
Anantara launches Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara:
Hidden away in true private Arabian luxury, on its own exclusive island, is the latest offering from the prestigious Anantara brand; Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.
Welcoming guests from January 2015, the resort will comprise a 96-room hotel, as well as 34 two and three-bedroom poolside villas. Additionally, there are 11 overwater-style villas, built above water on stilts for those guests looking for a truly deluxe experience.
Amenities include a nine-hole golf putting course, extensive water sports activities and family entertainment centre featuring an 8 pin bowling alley and luxury cinema.
The property will also feature Anantara Signature Spa, its first Wellness Centre in the Middle East.
Kempinski Hotels launches Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl, Doha:
Kempinski, Europe’s oldest luxury hoteliers, introduces Doha’s new premier destination Marsa Malaz Kempinski.
With an imminent opening planned, the resort is set on a private island and is the first ultra-luxury hotel in Doha’s most sought after waterfront location, The Pearl.
It displays the finest European architecture blended with traditional Arabian elements, a true palace in every sense of the word.
As one of the most inspiring hotels in the region it offers a wealth of bespoke dining and entertainment, as well as a secluded beach, outdoor swimming pools, a tranquil Spa by Clarins, water sports facilities, a yachts jetty, tennis court and plush gardens for guests to relax in verdant surroundings.
There are over 281 luxurious rooms with private butlers catering to every guests every need.
All of these offerings, together with Kempinski’s heritage of impeccable customer service, makes the hotel a truly iconic destination for visitors and a benchmark for bespoke luxury in Doha.
Doha presents the world’s biggest Nobu:
Qatar is quickly establishing itself as the leading spot for high end dining in the Middle East and this is no more apparent that with the opening of the world’s biggest Nobu in Doha.
The Four Seasons Hotel Doha has partnered with Nobuyuki Matsuhisa to open an outpost of the world renowned seafood and sushi restaurant.
The 26,000sq foot restaurant, designed by architect David Rockwell, will feature three floors with both indoor and outdoor seating and panoramic views over the Arabian Gulf.
Although keeping many of the brand’s signature dishes such as yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, the menu will also feature new creations using local ingredients such as exotic spices and the freshest seafood from the Arabian Gulf, such as black-streaked monocle bream.