Market by Jean-Georges at W Doha Hotel & Residences Voted ‘Restaurant of the Year, Doha’ at the BBC Good Food Awards Middle East 2013
W Doha celebrates Market by Jean-Georges prestigious culinary award at the BBC Good Food Awards Middle East 2013
Doha, Qatar (February 2014) – Last Wednesday, Market by Jean-Georges at W Doha Hotel & Residences demonstrated its continued leadership in the Middle Eastern F&B marketplace, taking home the top prize for Doha’s only category at the annual BBC Good Food Awards Middle East. The successful restaurant that is influenced by world-renowned three star Michelin Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, was awarded as ‘Restaurant of the Year, Doha’ at what is considered to be one of the most highly anticipated award ceremonies in the region.
This is the first time that a Doha category has been included in the awards, which since launching in 2010 has continued to grow in popularity. From family-friendly diners to casual cafes, the awards are a chance for voters to get their favourite outlets recognised at the well-respected annual event. Nominations for each category were based on over 2,000 individual votes in conjunction with the verdict of an independent panel of judges who awarded votes based on specific criteria of service, quality, ambience and attention to detail.
The awards reinforced Market’s position as a popular hangout in Doha, serving only the freshest ingredients under the watchful eye of its Michelin star chef. The casual yet elegant hotspot delights the sophisticated palates of cosmopolitan gourmands. Well known for delivering inventive dishes, guests are able to try new flavour combinations and explore spices from other regions, whilst remaining close to home.
W Doha Hotel & Residences General Manager Safak Guvenc comments, “We are honoured to have been recognized for our B&F offerings at such a highly rated award ceremony. To take home the award for Doha’s only category is fantastic and speaks volumes about the quality and consistency of Market’s position as a leading culinary destination”.
About W Doha Hotel & Residences
Casual glamour meets urban energy at W Doha Hotel & Residences. Find insider access to the hottest shopping, buzzing nightlife and full array of restaurants and lounges located in the hotel. W Doha features 313 rooms and suites and 138 residences each one showcasing iconic design. Experience creative cuisine at Spice Market and Market by chef 3 star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten or try the W Café for mouth-watering snacks. The hotel invites you to mingle at one of the three bars & lounges, the Living Room, Wahm and Crystal, the sleekest spots in town, or kick back and re-energise at the only BLISS®Spa in the region, the WET poolside deck or SWEAT, the state-of-the-art fitness facility. Finally, get some business done and connect with the world in the Wired Business Centre or meeting rooms. Should guests need to leave the hotel, they can discover historical culture at the Museum of Islamic Arts in the Corniche, or take in the sounds and spices of Souq Waqif, both only minutes away from W Doha, with the help of the hotel’s own W Insiders. Too much choice? Rest assured the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, will be able to offer you whatever you want – day or night!
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