Located in the heart of Doha, Qatar, is the newest hotel to the fast developing Gulf city. Amari Doha, the first Amari hotel to open its doors in the Middle East, launched officially on January 1st 2013 in Doha.
The 13 storey hotel includes 120 contemporary rooms decked in contemporary furnishings; among them are 78 superior rooms, 36 deluxe rooms and 6 suites. All rooms feature 40″ flat screen LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, among other things.
Amari Doha has a selection of food and beverage outlets, including Musheireb Restaurant, Al Jalsa Lounge, Nasma Lounge, a pool bar, as well as in-room dining.
Also on offer at the hotel are adult and children’s swimming pools, a fitness centre and for visiting executives, a business centre and conferencing and banqueting facilities. The hotel’s rooftop pool lounge also provides stunning panoramic views of Doha’s skyline and the Corniche.
Facilities include the fresh and fun Breeze Spa, which caters to both men and women. The spa includes a Jacuzzi and Vichy shower room, private Turkish bath, sauna and steam room. Breeze Spa offers guests a variety of massages and treatments. The spa is known for its signature "Mood Massages" with interesting names such as "Dreamy", "Serene", and "Rejuvenated."
Families can expect to find 24-hour reception and concierge services, foreign currency exchange services, helpful tour services, babysitting services, disabled facilities and medical services which include an on-call doctor.
For business guests, the hotel includes a business centre, conferencing and banqueting facilities, including four meeting rooms fully equipped with the latest in audio-visual technology, not to mention a limousine service.
The hotel's location is very convenient for tourists and first-timers to the city, since it is conveniently positioned next to Doha’s commercial centers and buildings, as well as the country's renowned cultural sites like the Islamic Art Centre and the popular Souk Waqif. Amari Doha is also a short driving distance from Doha International Airport.
Amari is part of the ONYX Hospitality Group, a leading hotel entity in Asia, operating four hotel brands: Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO. Amari Doha is owned by Sharaka Holdings, formerly known as GTG, and managed by Amari. Amari hotels are located in mostly in Thailand, with properties in Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Chang, Samui, Phuket, Krabi, and Hua Hin. In 2013, other Amari hotels are also scheduled to open in India and China.
Amari Doha is located in Al Diwan Street, Musheireb, Doha, Qatar. Tel: (+974) 4433 8888. For reservations and more information, visit www.amari.com/doha
– Sam Khoury
Images courtesy of Amari Doha