The Grand Hyatt Experience
ARE YOU CURRENTLY BOOKING A FABULOUS STAYCATION WITH YOUR BETTER HALF, OR ARE YOU PLANNING A FAMILY GETAWAY? RELAX, WE’VE GOT IT COVERED AS SOFIA GRANIELLO GIVES YOU THE LOWDOWN OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO STAY AT ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST POPULAR HOTELS.
The Grand Hyatt Doha is known to host the best parties in town, but also, this 5-Star hotel offers the best facilities with a touch of glam for a wonderful and relaxing weekend getaway. Being one of the top leading hotels in the city, the prominent venue is within reach of Hamad International Airport and from the city’s commercial spot. But not only that, its premises offer a private 400m beach, modern amenities and spectacular views of West Bay with its picturesque sunset and Lagoona Mall being opposite for those who crave a luxurious shopping experience.
Take a Peek Into My Room
With 249 guestrooms and suites, plus 91 villas, I had the luxury to stay at one of their twin guestrooms. With a spacious vibe to it all, the room offered a modern bathroom with a bathtub, shower and a spacious glam mirror for those evenings that required some glam time. And adding to more goodness, my room also offered a terrace with a spectacular view to West Bay and its beach. And boy let me tell you, its sunsets were to die for. And because a proper staycation wouldn’t be one without room service and a cosy night in, I dialed room service for an exquisite dinner, which now you can easily order via the hotel’s app.
Come Dine with Me
The hotel offers authentic Thai, West Coast comfort food, and a delicious Italian outlet. On my first evening, I had a magical culinary experience at Isaan, the Thai venue located on the 2nd floor. Offering six set menus, options are most definitely endless; each set menu comes with a myriad of dishes mixed up with different flavors to offer something different from every region in Thailand. Ideally for two people, each set menu is packed with so much goodness, and if anyone wishes to order separately, that is also available. But because I’m a tough cookie to please, I decided to venture on the whole set menu thing and give it a fair go. Prices were not too bad, pleasantly affordable for the amount of dishes being offered. The meals were rich in flavor with delicious twists creating authenticity in each and every one of them. And of course this wouldn’t be a review without offering my top recommendations, hands down to its coconut ice cream, vegetable wok in soy sauce, and its Pad Thai with prawns and nuts. And it comes as no surprise that on a Thursday night, Isaan was packed with couples, families, co-workers and singletons at the bar area. Next stop was Santa Monica Breakfast Club’s brunch located on the 1st floor. With a casual vibe, injected with vibrant colours and with a youthful approach to brunching – rest assured this upbeat and cool venue holds something different worthy of visiting. With prices being family-friendly (soft beverage QR260; special beverage brunch QR360), the fun starts from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. But that’s not all, continuing with its casual vibe, the music was top notch. And when I say, top notch, I mean: it was so good I wanted to dance too! But if breakfast is your thing, the venue is also open for daily breakfast from 6am until 11am, and Fridays from 6am until 10.30am.
As my staycation continued, exploring its premises was top priority and pool time was definitely high on my list. The hotel offers a spacious pool area with a myriad of pool beds to tan, relax and enjoy the weekend. Also, not to mention its gym facilities were top. With clean, new and hightech facilities, my gym experience was packed with encouragement to pull through that tough hour. (I’m not a gym girl if you’re wondering.) Furthermore, if you’re a skincare addict like myself, Jaula Spa is also available if pampering away is an option. Now the spa is offering an age defying treatment to beat wrinkles, stress, and inject vitality to the face. Clinically proven, the treatment boosts optimum cellular function for nourished and youth looking skin in a 60min massage.
Hoping we’ve convinced you enough of why Grand Hyatt Doha is fabulous for a family staycation, or to just get away from the city and busy schedules, make sure to visit and enjoy to a myriad of promotions happening at this luxurious 5-Star hotel.
Find it: Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel, West Bay Lagoon. Call: 4448 1234