Raffles and Fairmont Doha open for FIFA World Cup

i By November 30, 2022 No Comments

The ultra-luxury Raffles Doha and luxury Fairmont Doha opened last week exclusively to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ guests and the VIP delegation.

Housed within Katara Towers, the dual-branded five-star properties herald the entry of the Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brands to Qatar.

Raffles Doha is an opulent 132-key ultra luxury property and Qatar’s only all-suite hotel. Each suite experience is enhanced with butler service, bespoke amenities including an exclusive scent from Frederic Malle, a gallery wall with a collection of curated books and an in-suite boutique.

Raffles Doha features Katara Hall, an event space at the heart of the hotel with 22-meter-high ceilings, making it the largest ballroom with daylight in the country.

The hotel also has advanced beauty and wellbeing offers with nine spa and fitness suites, each equipped with their own state of the art treatment rooms and some with private outdoor terraces and plunge pools.

The Fairmont Doha offers 270 rooms, 92 suites, four themed suites and one presidential suite, all inspired by the interiors of luxury yachts.

It also features a Fairmont Gold floor, which delivers a hotel-within-a-hotel experience. Featuring gold mosaic wall tiling and rich wood paneling, the rooms have a spacious layout and incorporate elements inspired by Qatari design.

Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha will begin accepting guest reservations when the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ ends on December 18, 2022.

Until that time, the properties have opened seven food and beverage outlets and restaurants to the public, four located in Raffles Doha and three in Fairmont Doha.

Through advanced reservations only, non-staying guests at Raffles Doha can dine at Alba, the first overseas outpost for the celebrated restaurant by three-star Michelin chef Enrico Crippa; L’Artisan, which celebrates the art of modern dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Blue Cigar, a lounge which boasts 6,000 literary classics including some first edition classics as well as bespoke cigar collection; and Malaki Lounge, which spans the atrium lounge and ground floor.

At Fairmont Doha, non-staying guests can savour the progressive Indian cuisine at Masala Library, the concept by restaurateur, television host, and author Jiggs Kalra; Latin American cuisine of Vaya, a restaurant with open kitchens and interactive service stations; and afternoon tea and French-inspired bites and sips at Dôme.