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W Doha Hotel & Residences turns eight

DOHA, March 7, 2017

W Doha Hotel & Residences, the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, called in its eighth birthday on March 5.

To extend the festive spirit, it has also introduced an anniversary package available for guests to enjoy throughout the month.

For the last eight years, W Doha has sealed its reputation as one of the most happening venues not just in the country but in the whole region. Considered an iconic modern sanctuary, it remains the go-to hotel for guests seeking top-notch service, unforgettable culinary experiences and buzzing nightlife action.  Because of the name it has built, W Doha has also paved the way for the opening of other W Hotels in the Middle East.

Speaking about the hotel’s milestone and its secret to success, Safak Guvenc, area manager Qatar and Oman, Starwood Hotels & Resort and general manager of W Doha said: “W Doha has the highest guest satisfaction score amongst all W Hotels around the world. We take the philosophy of putting our customers at heart seriously. But we wouldn’t have achieved that through outstanding service alone. We are also proud to have high employee satisfaction, with diverse talents coming from 62 countries. We are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that allow us to lead the way particularly in technology, and of course, we are grateful to have a management that is open and agile to responding to the changing market needs. All of these elements including the trust and credibility we’ve built across our guests, partners, industry peers, award-giving bodies and authorities continue to strengthen us, reward us and push us further to do more to keep the cycle of excellence strong.”

The long list of prestigious awards the hotel has bagged are testimony to the benchmark it has set. It has been a consistent frontrunner at the Time Out Doha Awards, World Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler Awards, BBC Good Food Awards ME and MENA Travel Awards. It is also the first and only hotel in Qatar to be conferred a Green Key Award and has been felicitated at the Fact Magazine Awards, Caterer Middle East Awards and World Luxury Spa Awards.

The W has been a pioneer in many spheres such as being the first hotel to offer keyless check-ins, Snapchat, Let’s Chat (Whatsapp Service) and Let’s Book (Tawasal which is a dedicated service in Arabic via whatsapp); to take bookings via social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat; to grant a fashion award to senior graduates of the Virginia Commonwealth University; and to be granted the green key certificate in Qatar. It has coined so many cool campaigns and services such as the W SnapWalk, a fashion show that can only be viewed through SnapChat and Instastories; and the Menugram, a full menu dedicated to each of its restaurants uploaded on Instagram.

The hotel also continues to be the place to be seen with international entertainment heavyweights walking through its doors or gracing its stage such Jeremy Irons, Leona Lewis, Kate Moss, Kevin Spacey and Sergio Ramos; and DJs like W&W, Bob Sinclar and Cosmic Gate.

In addition, W Doha has hosted noteworthy events including The New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference which is opening from March 10 and now running in the hotel on its third consecutive year. In line with its pursuit to contribute in strengthening the art scene in the country, W Doha is also poised to open its 29 floor as an art gallery named Art 29 to serve as a platform for up and coming local and international artists to showcase their work.

To mark its eighth year, guests can take advantage of W Doha’s anniversary package that allows them to stay at the iconic hotel for only QR888 ($243.6) per room, per night at any weekend in March. This offer includes a complimentary breakfast at WIP lounge, an early check-in at 12:00pm and late check-out at 4:00pm (subject to availability), high-speed internet access, and 20 per cent discount on Bliss treatments and on a la carte menu in outlets. Those opting to stay for two nights will be invited to a complimentary Barbeque Nation Brunch on Saturday. - TradeArabia News Service

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