HotelsWyndham, St. Regis and Rixos have kicked opened their doors in Qatar, adding 821 new keys to accommodate World Cup fans.

Qatar scores a trio of five-star hotels ahead of World Cup

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An island that exclusively houses St. Regis upcoming property in Qatar features 193 spacious suites with large balconies overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
An island that exclusively houses St. Regis upcoming property in Qatar features 193 spacious suites with large balconies overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

Come 20 November, Qatar is expected to see more than a million international football fans coming through its borders for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Hotels in Qatar are already reporting full occupancy throughout that period, but fortunately for those late to the party, three new 5-star hotels have just sprung up.

The saviours to Qatar's room scarcity comprise Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach; St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl Qatar; and Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, offering a combined total of 821 rooms when the trio opens their doors in October.

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach is located minutes away from the City Center Doha Shopping Mall, Corniche promenade, and the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach is located minutes away from the City Center Doha Shopping Mall, Corniche promenade, and the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The 278 well-appointed guest rooms, suites and apartments at Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach feature high ceiling and vistas of the Arabian Gulf. Each room also includes a flat-screen high-definition TV, coffee/tea maker, and a work desk. Bathrooms are spacious featuring freestanding bathtubs and premier toiletries.

Amenities within the hotel include a spa, complete with a sauna and steam room; an outdoor pool; and a gym. There are three F&B options comprising the Bazar West Bay that serves up international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the Crema Brew Bar for single origin brews, handcrafted mocktails and light bites; and the pool bar dishing up Mediterranean fare and drinks.

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach is located about 20km away from Hamad International Airport.

St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl Qatar

St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island is accessible via a link bridge that brings guests to the private island.
St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island is accessible via a link bridge that brings guests to the private island.

The 193-key St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island offers guests an exclusive island getaway from the hustle and bustle (and football mania) of Qatar’s city life. It’s an all-suite hotel with 13 types of rooms all featuring large balconies overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

The hotel encompasses the entirety of the little island, offering privacy and exclusivity for St. Regis guests. There are 10 dining establishments housed within the island itself, featuring cuisines from all over the world comprising Anatalia, Greece, Asia, Italy, Mediterranean, South America and more.

Amenities include a fitness centre with complimentary fitness classes, weights and cardiovascular equipment. There’s also a spa offering a variety of head-to-toe treatments, alongside a steam room and plunge pool.

Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha

All-inclusive luxury offerings awaits guests at Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha.
All-inclusive luxury offerings awaits guests at Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha.

Touted as the first luxury all-inclusive beach resort in Qatar, Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha is located near Hamad International Airport and Doha's popular tourist and entertainment destinations. Rixos has taken over a historic site that once used to house Qatar’s first 5-star hotel that was established in 1973.

This upcoming property is inspired by its original predecessor, featuring luxurious offerings under Rixos’ all-inclusive concept where guests can enjoy a wide range of food and beverages, entertainment, sports and kid’s activities without worrying about additional costs. The 350 rooms and suites are spread out across two towers.

The hotel houses several F&B concepts — Rasa, which puts a contemporary spin on traditional Indian cuisine; Zoh, a poolside café serving up American inspired dishes; Crust, a 24-hour artisan bakery; M-Lounge, a luxury lounge with decadent food and premium beverages; and Akte Pier 51 that pays homage to Aegean cuisine.

Hotel facilities include a kids’ club with exciting activities such as musical games, treasure hunts, and more; a sports club equipped with trainers and offering various sports challenges, CrossFit, Zumba, Yoga sessions and water sports; and a spa with rituals dating back to the Ottoman Empire.

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