IATA AGM 2014: Ritz-Carlton Doha welcomes aviation elite
With the International Air Transport Association arriving in Doha today for its 70th Annual General Meeting, the spotlight has fallen on host hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.
Nearly 1,000 delegates are in attendance at the top level event, with the property offered a chance to showcase its MICE facilities to an elite audience.
Here Breaking Travel News takes readers on a tour of the property.
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, located at the prestigious West Bay Lagoon area opens its door to provide the new level of luxury product and services with Arabian hospitality.
Located on the east coast of Qatar, Doha is the major economic centre and holds the main port.
Surrounded by the calming Corniche Bay on one side and the golden sands of desert on the other side, Doha is a charming blend of cultural and contemporary lifestyle.
A luxurious Junior Suite at the Ritz Carlton Doha
Set on its own private island, the five-star hotel is a delightful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, providing maximum security and privacy, and featuring panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the West Bay Lagoon.
It is conveniently located only 25 minutes drive from Hamad International Airport, which receives a large number of flights from Europe, USA and Asia.
Each of the 374 rooms and suites, ranging mostly from 47sqm to 190sqm, are elegantly finished and refurbished with opulent fabrics in contemporary style with large black and white calligraphy pieces feature in the guest rooms.
Suites are lined with padded velvet and silk wall fabrics while some of them also feature wooden floors.
Ritz Carlton Doha’s Grand Amiri Suite
The beautiful views from the guest rooms provide a fascinating visual experience of Qatar peninsula and Doha’s city skyline.
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha facilities comprise of inspired five-star facilities, dining and services.
The international kitchen team - led by Executive Chef Gael Cruchet - has gained a first-rate reputation for the food quality presented in the hotel’s nine food and beverages outlets.
Executive guests will be welcomed to the Ritz Carlton lounge
The Lagoon for all day dining with open kitchen concept offers lavish buffet with a blend of Continental, Arabic and Far Eastern cuisines.
Porcini-contemporary Italian’s fine dining with open kitchen for the best taste of Mediterranean.
La Mer- a French fine dining at the 23rd floor with the extensive views of the Arabian Gulf.
Flamingos located at the hotel’s poolside for casual dining.
The Lobby Lounge serves a classic afternoon tea daily.
World-class sports facilities at the property
Habanos, a one-stop place for cigar aficionados, offering fine Cuban cigars. Level 23 is Doha’s only wine club with comprehensive finest vintage collections.
Admiral’s Club at the marina is the watery setting for a sports bar and restaurant with terrace overlooking the yachts.
Cluster general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Hoss Vetry stated: “The hotel represents all expectation of one can anticipate from The Ritz-Carlton properties.
“The unique and beautiful location, exotic property and the legendary Ritz-Carlton services from all of the ladies and gentlemen are here.
“West Bay Lagoon area is a prestigious location for premium travellers and visitors hence they will be selecting a prestigious brand with extensive luxurious experience. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha represents the best of both worlds.”
For meetings, conferences, weddings and social functions, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha features two grand ballroom and six meeting rooms with total size of 3,650sqm that can be converted to any occasions, including the city’s most glamorous weddings and big conferences.
Relax by the pool at the Ritz Carlton Doha
There is more information on the property on the official website.