Shangri-La Hotel Doha Opens in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR—Shangri-La Hotel Doha, the 50-story property located in the commercial district of West Bay, celebrated its grand opening with dignitaries including Prime Minister and Minister for the Interior for the State of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, local dignitaries and other city officials. At the opening event, a life-sized portrait of His Royal Highness the Emir and His Royal Highness the Father Emir was also unveiled. 

The hotel was designed to resemble a falcon’s head in recognition of Qatari falconry, according to the company. The property is close to the business and diplomatic areas, the City Centre Mall and the waterfront promenade. 

Guests who stay at the hotel are greeted by a falconer dressed in traditional garb and a cup of coffee, made by the hotel’s specialist coffee maker according to a nomadic recipe. The hotel has 272 guestrooms and suites and 42 serviced apartments. 

The Horizon Club Lounge is located on level 42 of the hotel. At the club, suite guests can use a private check-in service and have complimentary refreshments, according to the company.