A SHANGRI-LA IN THE CITY
IF YOU THOUGHT LEAVING THE CITY TO FIND PEACE AND TRANQUILITY WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, THEN YOU’RE WRONG. QH HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO UNWIND AT ONE OF DOHA’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER HOTELS. FIND OUT WHICH ONE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT…..
If you seek a peaceful getaway with friends, family or just yourself, then with no doubt getting out of the city should be the vibe. Am I right? Let me tell you, you’re wrong. Oh, very wrong. QH team had the chance to sit back and relax for an entire weekend at the premises, the grandeur and the oh-so refined locations of Shangri-La Hotel Doha. Located in the midst of bustling business and cultural hub of West Bay, this hotel offers the gracious Asian charm for those who seek a luxury and contemporary stay. The hotel is nothing but welcoming, warm and with an exceptional service. And did we mention with an outstanding Wifi? I know, we will get into that later on.
Peek Into My Room
I mean seriously, what’s a stay without a majestic view to the vibrant area of West Bay, its skyscrapers, breathtaking and vibrant lights, and of course, a gorgeous morning to the Corniche’s cerulean body of water? Nothing beats such thing. Our room was anything but ordinary. The décor: chic, sleek, contemporary and yet, with a cosy vibe to it all. We had the fabulous opportunity to stay at one of their suites and boy was that opulent. Packed with amenities, a fantastic view to the city (yep, 39th floor) and a full access to its Horizon Club Lounge, we pretty much felt like kings and queens for the weekend.
Come Dine with Me
With a myriad of one-of-a-kind restaurants with fantastic menus and exceptional food, Shangri-La doesn’t disappoint one bit. For our first evening we had an a la carte dinner at Sridan where we had a taste to its sushi menu, soups and its delectable sandwiches. Our picks had to be the lentil soup, sushi bento box and its waffle dish for dessert. But if perhaps you’re craving an oriental, Chinese cuisine, then Shanghai Club is your spot. Now, the venue is offering a whole new menu with great options to choose from. And for those who desire a drink or two, they offer tasty drinks, too.
So continuing with our super relaxing vibe, for breakfast and lunch we had a fabulous culinary experience at the Horizon Club Lounge. With a breathtaking view to the city (duh!), brekkie was served well. We opted for some benedict eggs and salmon, fruits, and fresh orange juice. And if that isn’t your thing, they also offer a buffet. So seriously, there is no excuse to not eat. But the cool thing about the Horizon Club Lounge is its personalised services and exclusive privileges, such as their evening cocktails and canapés, beverages serving all day long, daily breakfast, and much more.
The hotel is fully packed with great facilities and one of them was its spa: CHI, The Spa. The place oozes elegance, mystery, and a sanctuary for tranquility. No, we’re not joking. We opted for the Ku Nye 60min massage that relaxes your muscles and it provides an all-body massage.
But for those who probably are not fans of spas and are more into pool days, the hotel also offers a spacious, clean, and a modern pool area. With a large pool and a myriad of tanning beds, we spent our last few hours tanning by the pool. And as no surprise, being the tech savvy’s that we are and always in constant email check, we must give it up to the hotel for its wonderful Wifi service. We did not lose connection, not one bit, not even in the pool area.
And for the shopping lovers, the hotel is also connected via the second floor to City Center Mall if you wish to spend some extra cash at your favourite stores, cinema or restaurants.
With that being said, we are eager and excited to see what Shangri-La Hotel has to offer in the upcoming months as newly appointed General Manager Ben Bousnina, is now at the helm of such property. And let us tell you, it was a struggle to go back to reality after a spectacular and one-of-a-kind service.
Find it: Conference Centre Street, West Bay. Call: 4429 5000.