Centara Hotels and Resorts’ newest hotel fuses the spirit of Thai hospitality with the luxurious and innovative essence of Doha, making it a great base for exploring the capital of Qatar.
Centuries ago, traders from around the world packed their wares and set off for the Middle East. Two things were certain: Conditions for traveling across the desert would be harsh and arriving always came with a warm welcome and generous hospitality from the locals.
After all, the tradition of welcoming strangers from foreign lands as if they were family is deeply ingrained in Middle Eastern culture—a characteristic that has endured centuries of history in Thailand, a land known for welcoming foreign guests with warm smiles and gracious hospitality.
That spirit of hospitality is very much alive in today’s modern Middle East and the travel experience is luxurious, contemporary, and comfortable. A prime example is Qatar and its dynamic capital Doha. The city is the region’s emerging business center and already a world-class host city for high-profile sporting events, including the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is the reason why Centara Hotels & Resorts chose the ambitious city to be the home for their second hotel in the Middle East, the newly opened Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha.
West Bay, the commercial district situated right in the heart of Doha, is the ideal place to stay when visiting the dynamic city, whether for business or pleasure. Just 25 minutes’ drive from the airport and a short walk from the edge of the Arabian Gulf, the property offers a stunning backdrop of aquamarine blues and greens. The myriad of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues near the hotel, including the Doha Corniche and the Doha Exhibition and Conference Center, ensures travelers will be kept happily occupied.
Family-friendly meets luxury
Between a visit to the sand dunes and camel rides at Khor Al Udeid Beach, Doha is also a prime destination for family holidays. Centara West Bay Residences and Suites boasts spacious rooms offered in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Along with a children’s playroom, the hotel offers dedicated indoor swimming pools for adults, families, and the little ones.
Those with an appetite for luxury will be well taken care of in one of the spectacular, individually-designed penthouses located on the top two floors. Each offers 365 square meters of bright living space with high ceilings, refined ornaments, and stunning views, along wiith four en suite bedrooms and a Jacuzzi. The apartments are an ideal choice for extended stays, thanks to spacious layouts that provide separate living and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Thriving in the past and present
While thriving in the 21st century, Doha continues to celebrate its rich history throughout the city’s world-class museums, where thousands of artifacts, some older than 1,000 years, reveal the heritage and culture of Qatar and the region beyond. Many of the most impressive treasures are displayed in museums within 15 minutes of the new Centara — including the must-see National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art.
Doha is also one of the region’s emerging business centers and business guests will appreciate the convenience of the hotel’s central location, as well as its flexible meeting space at the Sapphire Room, a 225-square-meter venue for business meetings and events.
Satiate your appetites
Foodies ought to make a beeline for the hotel’s four dining outlets, which beautifully showcases Thai and Qatari cuisine. Dalchini, Centara West Bay Residences and Suites’ signature Indian restaurant, is led by chef Alfred Prasad of Tamarind Collection, who also helms Michelin-starred Tamarind Restaurant in London. Here, guests can look forward to progressive regional Indian plates served in a space that stylishly combines bright hues of green, pinks, and yellows.
Alternatively, all-day dining outlet Caprice offers a lively spot to get your Thai or international fare fix in an equally as lively space. Finally, nothing satiates quite as well as a fruit-packed smoothie at the Pool Bar or an iced tea from the Lobby Lounge after an active day on the town.
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