Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will soon introduce its Westin Hotels & Resorts brand to Qatar. Owned by Ghanem Al Thani Holdings, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is scheduled to open in late 2014 in the city’s central business district.
Located 15 minutes from Doha International Airport, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa will be in close proximity to the Museum of Islamic Art, Education City and the Al Mushreib rejuvenation project in Doha’s downtown area.
The 365 guestrooms will include 92 executive rooms, five private bungalows and two presidential suites, all with the Westin Heavenly Bed, as well as in-room technology. The Heavenly Bath will create a spa-like experience, and is included with the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities.
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa will also offer five dining venues, including an all-day dining restaurant, a grill and Thai restaurant, as well as a jazz cocktail and sports bar.
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa will also have an event space, including a ballroom and 10 meeting rooms and a business center.
Similarly, there will be The Heavenly Spa by Westin, which will have 10 treatment rooms and multiple treatments; three pools; and the WestinWORKOUT, where equipment for cardio and weight training will be made available. Other Westin amenities will include the SuperFoodsRX menu.
Starwood currently operates three hotels in Doha, including the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, W Doha Hotel & Residences and The St. Regis Doha. Starwood has nearly 50 hotels in its portfolio, and the company plans to strengthen its position with more than 30 new hotels due to open in the next five years. In 2015, the Middle East will become the second region, after North America, to operate all nine of Starwood’s brands. The Westin brand will also be introduced in Dubai, Makkah and Aqaba over the next few years.