Mondrian Doha opens its doors

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Qatar’s exciting new lifestyle hospitality offering, Mondrian Doha, managed by sbe, has now opened its doors.

The 270-room hotel has been designed in collaboration with Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, along with South West Architecture – the architectural company responsible for the design of the building. The hotel is sbe and Marcel Wanders’ first hotel for the region.

Guests can choose from five room categories including a penthouse suite, studio suites, one- and two-bedroom suites and a range of standard guestrooms, all of which share the universal design details of Swarovski crystal chandeliers and bespoke furniture in hues to mirror the desert.

Located on the 23rd floor of the property, the penthouse suite offers panoramic 360-degree views of Doha throughout. Wanders’ floating staircase and handpainted One-Minute Delft blue vases create a sophisticated atmosphere, while other locally inspired features such as custom Dean Majilis sofas and a “cabinet of information” filled with objects and details allow guests to familiarise themselves with the history and culture of the region. The Penthouse Suite has a living room, master king bedroom and two twin bedrooms, dining room and entertainment room complete with a pool table and piano.

The hotel incorporates Marcel Wanders design features with influences from the beauty of local patterns, ornate Arabic writing and historic souks. The tales of One Thousand and One Nights have also influenced the design of the space, with a number of facets, levels and layers. Structurally, the building of Mondrian Doha is shaped like a falcon, with references to the national bird of Qatar also found inside, from paintings and portraits to falcon headpieces and ornaments.

The location of the hotel next to Lagoona Mall in the West Bay area also acts as a gateway to the new Lusail City development, a true representation of Modern Qatar.

Mondrian Doha is a culinary emporium with eight restaurants and bars – some of which are entirely new to Qatar – offering unparalleled experiences in Doha. Middle Eastern cuisine is at the heart of Mondrian Doha’s food and beverage offering along with internationally renowned chefs. This includes Wolfgang Puck bringing his concept CUT by Wolfgang Puck to Qatar for the first time. The steak restaurant offers a sophisticated menu featuring the finest cuts of prime beef and an extensive wine list. Japanese Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who has garnered acclaim for his integration of Western and Japanese ingredients, introduces Morimoto Doha, the first eponymous Morimoto outpost to open in the Middle East.

Mondrian Doha is also home to ESPA, representing the first in the region and one of the largest spas in Qatar. ESPA features separate spas for men and women, 12 treatment rooms, a heat experience garden and a traditional Turkish Hammam. Additional hotel facilities include an entertainment floor complete with a nightclub, rooftop pool and Skybar.

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