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St. Regis Doha celebrates first anniversary

St. Regis Doha celebrates first anniversary

The St. Regis Doha is celebrating an historic milestone, with the hotel having welcomed its first guest a year ago.

Since its official opening, the hotel has welcomed thousands of guests – including government diplomats for international conferences, celebrities, business executives and professional athletes.

As part of the luxury-themed Al Gassar Resort member of Alfardan Group - located in the heart of West Bay - The St. Regis Doha is now considered one of the best hotels in the country and is setting new benchmarks in the hospitality sector.

Last year the St. Regis Doha’s saw success at the global World Travel Awards when it was named the World’s Leading New Hotel.

Earlier in 2012, it was named Qatar’s Leading New Hotel and the Middle East’s Leading New Hotel at the regional World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony.

Omar Hussain Alfardan, president, Alfardan Group, said: “The St. Regis Doha has perfectly complemented Alfardan Group’s steadfast commitment to service excellence and quality in line with our efforts to realize the vision of H.H. the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Heir Apparent H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to position the country as one of the most exciting and vibrant destinations for business and leisure.

“An integral part of Al Gassar Resort, The St. Regis Doha has raised the bar in the region’s luxury hospitality domain, which is evident from the series of industry accolades it has received in just the first year of operation.

“Looking ahead, I am confident that the management and staff of the hotel will be focused on taking The St. Regis Doha to new heights of excellence, offering regional and international guests an unprecedented experience in luxury and service.”     

Omar Al Fardan cuts the cake at during the first anniversary celebration

The St. Regis Doha has partnered with world class brands that share the same passion for quality and excellence in service, enhancing the hotel’s optimum customer experience and raising the bar for hospitality and culinary offerings.

In its first year, The St. Regis Doha has opened an exclusive selection of restaurants and lounges including Astor

Grill, offering modern New York cuisine, two Gordon Ramsay restaurants, one for fine dining and a more casual alternative called Opal, Al Sultan Brahim known for its fresh seafood and Lebanese cuisine, and the world-renowned, authentic Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan.

The hotel is also home to the first Remède Spa in the Middle East.

Tareq Derbas, general manager, the St. Regis Doha, added: “It has been a thrilling experience opening this magnificent hotel. We have had an extremely successful year and are pleased to be rising to the top of Doha’s rapidly-growing luxury hotel segment.

“St. Regis Hotels & Resorts exemplify luxury, elegance and impeccable service, and our talented team is dedicated to meeting the high standards that our guests demand.

“In the year ahead, we will continue to develop our bespoke experiences for our guests, creating a luxury destination tailored to a broader customer base that includes global travellers and the GCC market.”

St Regis Doha general manager, Tareq Derbas, delivers a speech to gathered dignitaries

Adding to the unique experience of The St. Regis Doha is the cosmopolitan Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, the first international branded venue of the New York-based Jazz at Lincoln Center, bringing the very best international talent to Qatar and adding a dynamic element to this luxury destination.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha opened in September of 2012, and is well on its way to becoming a global hotspot for jazz aficionados.

The St Regis Doha is all about luxury and excellence, offering an extensive range of leisure facilities as well as 4,000 square meters of meeting and conference space, making it the preferred destination for both leisure and business travellers.

The magnificent ballroom, the largest with natural light, is a popular choice for prestigious weddings.

The five-star luxury hotel offers 336 guest rooms, including 70 suites, as well as extensive views of the Arabian Gulf, and an exclusive private beach with discreet ocean-front cabanas.

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Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence.

Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, the St. Regis brand of hotels and residences is known for its unique luxury dimension, customised service and refined elegance in the best destinations worldwide.

Plans for the brand to globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis US and Latin American hotels and resorts in Buenos Aires and the Riviera Maya.

In Asia, St. Regis has also announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang and Zhuhai.

In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Dubai and Mauritius.

The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention to detail through signature St. Regis Butler Service, coveted locations and luxurious design.