As the inspiring city of Doha is headed towards a modern future emphasizing new voices, Mandarin Oriental, with its trailblazing energy and modern grandeur, is taking the hotel scene in Qatar to great heights. The newfound hotel launched in 2019, and continues to redefine elegance as a lavish urban retreat that has been carefully curated under the creative eye of the world-renowned David Collins studio. Placed amidst the bustling heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the Mandarin Oriental Doha complements the evolving spirit of the city, steering towards modernism while holding on to its traditional roots. The hotel houses hints of Qatari heritage embedded in its contemporary design, which can be spotted here and there across its rooms and lobbies. As timeless luxury heightens in the Qatar capital, the hotel glitters away in the city’s skyline amidst cultural landmarks including art galleries, museums, and cafes.
An absolute visual treat, David Collins’s studio has found the perfect balance between old-school glamor and new-age modernism for the Mandarin Oriental’s 117 rooms, 41 suites, and 91 serviced apartments. Overlooking the everlasting Middle Eastern beauty of desert sand dunes, these rooms feature impeccable decor inspired by white and beige color palettes for the ultimate relaxing effect. The essence of luxury also extends to each room’s bathroom, which sparkles with white Italian marble.
A notable feature that sets the Mandarin Oriental Doha apart from other vacation hotspots is the varied dining options the hotel offers. Believe it or not, this must-try hotel houses ten impeccable culinary wonders. While some of the restaurants’ scrumptious menus pay tribute to classic local dishes inspired by Qatari heritage with modern embellishments, others journey into international delicacies from all around the world. The hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant IZU overlooks the signature view of the hotel, Barahat Msheireb town square, while Liang dives into Chinese history with its flavorful delicacies. The Mosaic restaurant stands out as a culinary marvel with delectable dishes prepared on nine live cooking stations, creating a feeling of nostalgia with street-style flavors of Asia and the Middle East.
Given that the hotel aims to provide a relaxing sanctuary for all its guests, even in the dining arena, the elegant ambiance of Ambar creates an intimate spot for visitors to escape to, where they can indulge in drinks world-class mixologists. And while we’re on the topic of relaxing, you mustn’t miss out on Mandarin Oriental Doha’s special spa, featuring an array of facilities in spacious rooms, including two indoor pools.
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