Ideally located in West Bay across from Qatar Financial Centre in two modern 48-storey towers, on the doorstep of the new business district of Doha and only 15 minutes from Doha International Airport, the project is yet another testimony to Doha’s future vision.
After the completion of the hotels’ modern glass exterior and landscape, full attention is now on the hotel rooms, suites and apartments as well as on restaurants, bars and conference areas.
The original design inspiration of the two towers was based on perched hooded falcons - a symbol of superiority, spirit, light, freedom, aspiration, visionary power, wisdom, and guardianship. It pays homage to the long history of falconry in Qatar and the region. The lantern at the top of the building expresses the uniqueness of hooded falcon form, while the curve of the leading edge of the building echoes the curve of the wings, and the mosaic pattern of the glass with the horizontal striations speak to the variation of colour and texture of the feathers, and the wing structure.
Designed by Gordon Stratford, Director of Design at HOK, the project won an innovation award at the 3rd Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in 2007.
The 257 Renaissance rooms and suites stand out with their colourful fabrics, unique pattern, innovative designs and their local touch showcased through mirror - mosaic style bed headboards, artworks featuring Doha architecture and images from Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani’s collection of Islamic Art. Concentrating on unique designs, the Renaissance Hotel is equipped with the finest fittings and innovative technology.
Focusing on comfortable and functional rooms, the 204 Courtyard by Marriott rooms are designed to ensure refreshing business is well taken care of. Artwork reflects the business approach, chosen colours and wallpapers support the fresh yet straightforward design. The solid cherry wood creates a sense of warmth when paired with the selected colours red, beige and green.
A home away from home is guaranteed with the Marriott Executive Apartments providing the perfect combination of apartment-style living and premier hotel service. Upscale and elegant fittings and gourmet kitchens are beautifully yet functionally designed. The floral wallpaper underlined by red, beige and yellow shades which are used in the apartments as well as maple and mahogany wood gives each of the 123, one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments an inviting and welcoming feel.
The hotels’ podium area (from ground floor to level 7) is the heart of the three hotels with meeting space, restaurants, bars, gymnasium and spa. All nine food & beverage outlets are of customized design with uniqueness, defining and accentuating individual concepts.
The hotel’s Spa represents an oasis of calm and revitalization in our modern urban lifestyle. The spa concept will feature a unique line of products and furniture - from treatment beds to storage containers emphasizing local Middle Eastern products and warm colours and materials.
Ibrahim Barghout, General Manager of the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott & Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center, is excited by the project and proud to be a part of the continued growth and development of Qatar.
“Our project will bring a powerful and dynamic collection of leading hotel brands and food & beverage outlets to Qatar’s existing portfolio further establishing Doha as a world class business destination.”
“We aim to bring a unique service culture to the city which inspires travelers and diners deep sense of discovery.”
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