Marriott brings Luxury Collection to Qatar

Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Doha has a focus on wellness. Photo credit: Marriott International

Marriott International's Luxury Collection has opened Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Doha, marking the brand's debut in Qatar. 

The resort has 152 rooms and suites, including 30 premium villas, each with a dedicated pool, garden and personal butler. The property also has eight dining venues and a Little Explorers’ Club for kids. The club includes a gym with kids-fit equipment, a cinema, an educational play area, an outdoor playground with interactive water fountains, and a shaded outdoor pool with hot-dip trampolines.

Al Messila has a focus on wellness, and its women-only facility has 26 treatment rooms as well as advanced hydro-thermal facilities. The wellness facility also has three therapy pools and four hydro wellness ‘worlds’—Oriental, Mystic, Mineral and Floral—equipped with flotation tanks, cocoon beds, oxygen rooms, Kneipp walks, hammams and salt rooms.

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The property is 25 minutes from Hamad International Airport and 15 minutes from Doha’s city center, West Bay.

The opening comes almost three weeks after Marriott International opened the Four Points by Sheraton Doha, marking that brand’s debut in Qatar as well. “Qatar is an important market for us and we continue to look for opportunities to expand our portfolio and support the country’s robust plans to develop the tourism and travel sector,” Alex Kyriakidis, president/managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, said when that property opened in October.

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The 1.25-million-square-foot property, slated to open in December 2020, will include 777 guestrooms and an outdoor pool amphitheater.

The 60-room resort in Breckenridge, Colo., is the first of several planned Gravity Haus properties.

The owner/operator plans to strategize on further international projects after the hotel’s opening, which is slated for March 2021.