Discover the overwhelming beauty of the Gulf and the warmth of Arabian hospitality in Qatar’s dazzling capital Doha – the city that began its life as a small pearl fishing village, and is now one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the world. Explore the desert on an exhilarating safari, engage in some retail therapy in the rapidly expanding shopping district crammed with designer labels, or admire the architectural artistry of the constantly developing skyline.
Home to most of the country’s population and a growing expatriate community from all over the world, Doha is a thriving, multicultural city. Doha’s unprecedented growth in recent years is largely thanks to its significant wealth – it is one of the only capitals in the world to have weathered the storm of the financial crisis relatively unaffected. With plans to increase the number of international visitors to the Gulf country five-fold by 2030 now in place, the Qatar Tourism Authority is working hard to ensure that there’s something for everyone in this diverse city.
Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the hotel has an extraordinary amount of facilities on offer
Located at the heart of the recently developed business district West Bay and a mere five minute walk from the Doha Corniche, the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is the first Marriott Marquis property outside of the United States, setting a strong precedent for the brand’s future plans for expansion. With panoramic views of both the Arabian Gulf and the Doha skyline, as well as a direct connection to the city centre’s sprawling mall, Marriott’s latest Middle Eastern development is the ideal place for any modern traveller to rest their head. Plus, the hotel is located just 30 minutes from Hamad International Airport, making travel connections a breeze.
“Marriott Hotels is our flagship brand, designed for frequent travellers who want to make the most of every opportunity presented by travel. In addition, the iconic Marriott Hotels brand is on a journey to transform itself and reassert its position as a leader in innovation”, says Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of Marriott International Middle East and Africa.
As can be expected from the Marriott brand, the hotel utilises a variety of innovative concepts, such as the check-in and checkout app, which allows guests to effortlessly register their arrival and departure ahead of time on their mobile phone, avoiding lengthy queues at the reception desk. Additionally, the Meeting Services app makes it simple for meeting planners to make requests and respond to the event hosts in real time, providing a dynamic way for guests and associates to connect.
Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the hotel has an extraordinary amount of facilities on offer – from international restaurants and executive lounges to world-class leisure facilities (including a 35m rooftop swimming pool, Vitality Zone health club, and Saray Spa), the hotel has something to help you unwind after a long day of work.
The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel offers 577 guest rooms, including 120 serviced and fully furnished one, two and three bedroom residences. Providing the perfect combination of apartment-style living with premier hotel services, these residences offer fully-equipped kitchens, a luxury spa and housekeeping services, offering the ideal compact housing solution for any expat moving to Doha, or any full-time resident in search of a full-service hotel experience.
If hosting a meeting or event, the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel has a variety of options: a total of 17 meeting rooms, spread across a massive space of 1,200sq m, are all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for every need, including free high speed internet access, and fax and secretarial services if required. The hotel also has a 740sq m Grand Ballroom that can be split up for smaller private events, a welcoming reception area in the foyer, and an additional Executive Lounge located in the South Tower, which features a stunning outdoor terrace. For less formal occasions, the West End Cafe and Patisserie provides a comfortable and spacious area to meet and work in, with facilities including free Wi-Fi, wireless printing and an extensive range of food and drinks. Offering afternoon tea, freshly baked pastries, over 40 varieties of fine handcrafted chocolates and over 20 types of international mineral waters, there’s something for everyone.
Food and beverage is at the heart of the hotel. Explore Middle Eastern flavours in high-end Lebanese restaurant Aziza, enjoy an authentic Brazilian churrascaria experience at Ipanema, or try Aqua Lounge for an exclusive al fresco dining setting. There’s also Italian kitchen Cucina, New York Steakhouse and Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant among others, meaning that the hotel is able to cater for all visitors; from private dining parties to family and group functions. After a bite to eat, guests can wander down to the Doha Corniche, the city’s palm-fringed waterfront promenade with exceptional views of the city and the Arabian Gulf. Also nearby is the Qatar National Museum, Museum Park, the beautiful Emiri Diwan building with its lush landscaped gardens, and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage. Probably most alluring about the hotel is its desirable city centre location, making it the ideal stay for business travellers, families, and everyone in between.
Home away from home
The Marriott hotels brand has long been synonymous with luxury; providing a place where travellers can create, connect and recharge in iconic locations around the world. And the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is no exception, presenting guests with a familiar and welcoming home away from home. Signing up to the Marriott Rewards frequent travel programme is also incredibly worthwhile, allowing guests to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during their stay.
“Doha is a dynamic, diverse city and a professional business destination, capable of hosting large citywide events in state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centres”, says Andreas Wissdorf, General Manager of the new Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel. “We saw an opportunity to enhance our offerings through the Marriott Hotels brand, adding some key features and facilities such as the ‘Greatroom’, ‘Future of Meetings’ and ‘Mobile Guest Services’.
“We are extremely proud to be the first Marriott Marquis property outside of the United States, offering the option of tailoring any kind of event, conference, meeting or social function to our customers’ needs through enhanced facilities and technology.”
The hotel’s staff are dedicated to going above and beyond to deliver the most exclusive, bespoke experience to each and every guest. The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is a must-stay location for every modern traveller visiting this incredible city.