Shangri-La’s newest Middle Eastern property opened in Doha. Architectural firm HOK designed the 50-story Shangri-La Hotel, Doha that rises over West Bay to resemble a falcon’s head as a tribute to the sport of falconry, a Qatari pastime.
Inside the lobby, a chandelier hangs from a golden dome. There is a floral-patterned wall behind the front desk, as well as tapestry from H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani’s personal collection.
Accommodation includes 272 guestrooms and suites and 42 serviced apartments. The guestrooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the city and Gulf, have earth tones and amenities including a 47-inch Wi-Fi-enabled smart TV. Complementing the interiors are marble bathrooms with a deep-soaking tub and walk-in shower.
The hotel has seven restaurants and bars. Sridan was inspired by a traditional souq (market), with its characteristic arches and mosaic details. Fuego was furnished in burgundy tones and wood, as well as the blue tones of Yabby. Meanwhile, The Den was European-inspired.
On the hotel’s seventh level, there is a 2,000-square-meter (21,528-square-foot) pool deck with an lagoon-shaped pool.