Deutsche Hospitality’s latest world-class hotel, the iconic Steigenberger Hotel Doha welcomes its first guest. The opening of the five-star hotel marks the German hospitality company’s debut in Qatar, further cementing the group’s expanding footprint and commitment to the region’s thriving hospitality sector.
The superb 206-room property comprises nine floors, creating a dramatic and eye-catching addition to the burgeoning urban metropolis of Doha. The property offers an array of opulently designed rooms, including 28 suites, deluxe and premium king size rooms and a lavish Royal Suite, making it the perfect destination for families, couples and business travellers alike.
Commenting on the opening, Sherief Abouelmagd, General Manager of the hotel, said: “We are proud and excited to welcome guests to our new hotel. The Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand is known for its limitless elegance and remarkable service, providing premium personalized experiences and outstanding moments for every guest. We believe that Steigenberger Hotel Doha, with its elegant guest experience, luxury amenities and exceptional service, will truly be the place to stay in Doha.”
The expansive property houses five distinct dining experiences, catering to a variety of tastes and preferences. A sensory all-day dining experience, Crust displays an open show kitchen offering international cuisine buffets, set menus and à La Carte. The restaurant also includes a café bakery and retail section with direct access to a luxury shopping mall. A contemporary modern Bistro, ‘Genuss’ is inspired by the rich flavours, aroma, and heritage of the European modern cuisine with a German twist in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. In addition, the Avenue Café is an elegant yet casual lobby café offering a Myriad of experiences with special selections of tea, coffee and mocktails. For a taste of flavours from across the Levantine to Mediterranean cuisines, Olea Terrace, a unique restaurant located on the second floor features delectable barbecue selections and novel drink varieties. Guests can dine outdoors in-style at this cosmopolitan setting, while the Sun Deck pool bar channels resort-style elegance, serving a selection of food along with hot and cold beverages – perfect for guests to savour while unwinding by the rooftop pool.
The premium guest experience is reassured by a wide range of services and facilities, such as the internationally managed GOCO spa, which spans across 1,700 sqm and features a Turkish bath, sauna and steam rooms, private suites with plunge pools, and private secret gardens providing a perfect refuge for relaxation. For guests who appreciate an active start to the day, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art gym located on the top floor of the hotel with a stunning panoramic view of the city.
The 5-star hotel boasts extensive conference and event facilities catering to everything from small meeting rooms to banqueting space, grand wedding ballrooms and large conference rooms. There are four expansive meeting rooms, named after popular German cities, each equipped with the latest amenities and an ideal venue for board meetings, business or private events. The hotel also houses an expansive Grand Ballroom, accommodating up to 350 guests beautifully designed with an elegant staircase and breathtaking chandeliers, making it an idyllic destination for a wedding or intimate celebration. Moreover, the property is conveniently positioned in close proximity to Hamad International Airport (DOH), offering direct access to public transport and many local attractions.
Commenting on the launch, Siegfried Nierhaus, Deutsche Hospitality Vice President, Middle East said: “We are excited to introduce the Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts brand in Qatar with the opening of Steigenberger Hotel Doha today. This marks an important milestone in Deutsche Hospitality’s growing portfolio in the Middle East. The property is set to become an iconic and sought after venue for both local and international visitors alike.”
Besides the Steigenberger Hotel Doha, Deutsche Hospitality is represented in the Middle East with properties in Oman, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. In the upcoming years, Deutsche Hospitality plans to expand its portfolio in the Middle East across all brands.