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The Iconic Raffles & Fairmont Doha Are Open & Redefining Luxury In The Region

These two hotly anticipated new properties – both of which are found within Lusail’s Katara Towers – are now open to guests. The opening follows the successful pre-launch during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, when the hotels welcomed a select number of guests and VIPs through its doors.

Raffles Library Experiences 

A stand-out highlight of the experience at Raffles Doha, is its innovative ‘in-suite scent library’, a first for the hotel industry globally. This enables guests to choose which aromas are diffused across their suite, in partnership with the French perfumier, Compoz.  Another library element, and a further exclusive experience is The Blue Cigar Lounge, with its “secret” library. Here, rare and prized classics are available for guests to read, including some first editions, like a sought-after two-volume copy of The Iliad and The Odyssey in Greek and Latin from 1707. 

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Michelin Cuisine And Exclusive Spa Experiences

The hotel also marks the first international opening of a Crippa restaurant; Alba by Enrico Crippa, the three-star Michelin chef. And wellness is taken very seriously; individual beauty, fitness and hydro suites (one Fitness Suite, three Spa Suites and five Experience Suites) are mini-spas within the larger spa. The Spa Suites each have either a fitness or beauty studio for private, two-person treatments. And Spa Experience Suites have a sauna, hammam, outdoor pool and relaxation space along with a treatment room for two. These can be reserved in their entirety, for a family or a group of friends to enjoy exclusive access to the hydrothermal facilities. Dr Burgener, Subtle Energies and marocMaroc are some of the high-end and cutting-edge beauty brands to have partnered with Raffles. 

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Fairmont Grandeur 

The five-star Fairmont, with its 270 bedrooms, 92 standard suites, four themed suites and one presidential suite, has an interior design inspired by a mega yacht. Inside, guests will find indulgent gold mosaic tiling set on rounded and curved walls. Indeed, the opulence strikes you as soon as you step into the lobby. Guests are greeted by an awe-inspiring 56.5m high crystal chandelier made up of 4,807 bulbs and glass parts; it’s the tallest chandelier in the world, with a weight of over half a tonne.

Fitness at the Fairmont  

Those athletes and sports enthusiasts can benefit from a very strong fitness offer at the Fairmont. The hotel has facilities in place to help guests recover from sports injuries, alongside a programme of physiotherapy and nutrition, guided by a team of international well-being gurus. Clinical well-being programmes enable onsite diagnosis and assessment, to improve sports performance, prevent injury, enable rest and recovery and deliver personalised nutrition. Additionally, the Fairmont is home to the largest gym in Qatar, the country’s biggest indoor climbing wall and multiple spinning studios. Guests can receive one-on-one personal coaching with master athletes including co-founder of PILLAR Wellbeing Harry Jameson. PILLAR provides the highest quality one-to-one training, covering all disciplines within fitness, sports and conditioning as well as offering complimentary fitness classes such as yoga, boxing and Pilates.

To find out more and make a booking at one of these stunning new hotels, check out their respective websites (Fairmont Doha) and (Raffles Doha)