St. Regis Doha set for grand launch
Doha, August 23, 2011
Leading US hotel brand St. Regis is gearing up for opening of its first property in Qatar, the 336-room St. Regis Doha which boasts of spectacular sea views and personal butler service.
The Doha hotel, being built as part of the Al Gassar Resort, will be one of a select family of St. Regis properties in the world, and one of the first-ever in the Middle East.
The St. Regis Doha, due to open in the coming months, will distinguish itself through its unique focus on service and the customer experience, said Hal Philp, the recently-appointed deputy general manager.
With its executive team now in place, the St. Regis Doha is fully engaged in a pre-launch phase of recruitment, training and refinement, to ensure that the hotel is able to deliver superlative service upon opening, he added.
“We are incredibly focused upon offering the level of service that our international guests expect, and so we are investing in the preparation necessary to ensure that everything within the hotel is up to St. Regis standards,” said Philp, who joins the Doha team from St. Regis Shanghai, and brings with him a wealth of experience of the luxury brand.
“Every guest is an individual with specific tastes and different ideas about what they want from their time in Doha, and our aim is to ensure that we are totally prepared to make their time an enjoyable one,” he added.
One of the major attractions will be its famous butler service, which will see every guest at the hotel greeted and supported by their own butler throughout the duration of their stay.
In addition, the St. Regis Doha will also offer concierge and personal shopper services, to ensure that guests are taken care of during their stay, said Philip.
'Besides, all 336 guest rooms, including 70 suites, will have sea-views in an area of incredible marine beauty, as well as access to a diverse range of world-class facilities,' he added.
According to him, a planning committee is in place to work towards the hotel opening, with teams assigned to account for every detail.
Tareq Derbas, general manager, St. Regis Doha, said: 'With our complete executive team on-board, we are now positioned to move seamlessly towards the opening phase.'
'Our service philosophy is to provide a truly bespoke experience for our guests, so we are investing in an intensive preparation stage to ensure that we are ready to deliver an immaculate product for our guests,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service