Inside the hotel that is said to redefine luxury in Doha

After the long-anticipated launch Raffles & Fairmont Doha are open and moving the dial for luxury in the region. We stepped inside to take a look…

white bed with blue and beige furniture in Fairmonth Doha guestroom suite and living room

The two hotels are housed within Lusail’s iconic Katara Towers. Setting itself apart from its global peers, Fairmont Doha will surprise guests with its grandeur from the moment they step through the doors. Taking centre place in the lobby is a 56.5 metre high crystal chandelier –the world’s tallest weighing over half a tonne and complete with 4,807 bulbs and glass parts.

In addition, The Fairmont Doha shelters 270 guestrooms, 92 suites, four themed suites and one presidential suite, all inspired by the interiors of luxury mega yachts. With gold mosaic wall tiling, the rooms present an outstanding visual spectacle with rounded and curved walls.

white curved headboard and furniture in guestroom at Fairmont Doha

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The hotel has a strong focus on fitness, recovery from sports injuries, physiotherapy and nutrition with the help of international well-being gurus. It is the largest gym in Qatar and is home to the countries biggest indoor climbing wall and multiple spinning studios. Fairmont offers guests clinical well-being programmes with an ability to diagnose and assess for a highly developed programme to improve sports performance, prevent injury, enable rest and recovery and deliver personalised nutrition.

white and gold surfaces in the bathroom at Fairmont Doha

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Fairmont Doha also offers guests one-on-one personal coaching with master athletes including co-founder of PILLAR Wellbeing Harry Jameson. PILLAR will provide the highest quality one-to-one training for guests covering all disciplines within fitness, sports and conditioning as well as offering complimentary fitness classes such as yoga, boxing and pilates.

gold arches a white sofa and blue and gold carpet in the suite at Raffles Doha

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On a slightly different note, the highlights at Raffles Doha include an ‘in-suite scent library’, where guests will have the option to choose which scents are diffused across the suite during their stay. this has been done in partnership with French perfume house Compoz, and is the first hotel in the world to offer guests this luxury experience for the senses.

One of the most exclusive experiences housed within the hotel is the The Blue Cigar Lounge which houses a secret library where some of the most prized classics will be available for guests to read, including some first edition classics such as a rare two-volume copy of The Iliad and The Odyssey in Greek and Latin from 1707.

Raffles is also home to Alba by Enrico Crippa, three-star Michelin chef, which is the first international opening of a Crippa restaurant.

white, gold and marble in the bathroom at Raffles Doha

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Wellness at Raffles is primarily focused towards providing an ultra-luxury spa experience. To go even further in the way of indulgence, the individual beauty, fitness and hydro suites are designed and equipped like elegant mini-spas within the spas. Set across 2,100 square metres, the Raffles spa includes nine suites – one Fitness Suite, three Spa Suites and five Experience Suites. The Spa Suites are connected with either a fitness or beauty studio and are designed for two guests to undergo treatments in the privacy of the suite. Spa Experience Suites meanwhile incorporate a sauna, hammam, outdoor pool and relaxation space along with a treatment space for two. Spa Experience Suites can be reserved entirely for a family to exclusively enjoy all hydrothermal facilities.

Raffles Doha spa works in partner with some of the most respected names in scientific skincare and advanced beauty – Dr Burgener, Subtle Energies, marocMaroc – to produce immediate and long-lasting results. The Dr. Burgener Haute Couture treatment addresses personalised skincare and analysis for heavy metals and trace elements. Well-being programmes can last between four hours to six days, addressing anti-ageing and regeneration, detox and immunity-building as well as slimming and contouring needs.

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