Tweet Meet at W
Tweet Meet at W
Doha, 10 September 2011. W Hotel & Residences, coolest style icon for Doha, hosted Doha’s largest Tweet-Up with 150 local tweeters enjoying Arabic Mezze and Mexican bites washed down with coffee, tea, juices and soft drinks at W.
The topic of this month’s Doha Tweet-Up was photography and the evening was aimed at regular tweeters in Doha into using social media. Qatar and the UAE top the list of Twitter users in the Middle East, where the total number of Twitter is about 6.5 million people. However, as far as penetration is concerned, Qatar is at the top of the list with 7.8% of the population on Twitter.
The idea of the Tweet-Up was to mingle with fellow tweeters and post a few tweet pictures of the gathering and showcase talented photographers work during the event. The snappers had to hand in their pictures for the Photographic Doha Tweet up before 3rd September to the organisers, who then chose around seven entrants to show their work at the Tweet-Up. The pictures had to be related to one of W Doha’s passion points - music, fashion or design. Based on these criteria, the winner was chosen by a jury of two of the organisers and Edgar Vaudeville and Clara De Lama from W Doha.
Edgar Vaudeville, PR and Events Manager for W Doha, said: “W Doha is proud to organize such an event to support young local photographer talent and the twitter community in Doha. Photography is one of W Doha’s passion points and we used this occasion to promote the W Hotels Worldwide Iphone Application on the night to emphasise this. We raffled the names of the tweeters that downloaded the Iphone application and the winner received a complimentary lunch at Spice Market for two.”
The winning pictures are being posted on W Doha’s Facebook page and the greatest of these showcased on the Mezzanine floor at W Doha for a week.
Award-winning W Doha is part of an innovative, contemporary, design-led luxury lifestyle brand. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provide the ultimate in insider access to a world of "Wow." Each hotel offers a unique mix of innovative design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offer a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand's sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous nightlife experiences, stylish retail concepts and signature spas. With more than 10 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to exceed all expectations in 2011.
About W Doha Hotel & Residences: Award-winning W Doha is a leading-edge, contemporary lifestyle experience with a complete service offering, including 260 guest rooms including 42 suites, and 138 W branded Residences. To experience W’s approach to B&F (Beverage and Food), W Doha features three stylish bars for guests to mix and mingle including the signature W Living Room experience; Wahm, a modern poolside lounge, and Crystal Lounge, a sleek, fashionable spot where guests can sip cool cocktails and groove to the latest world beats. In addition, W Doha boasts three signature restaurants offering French gourmet gastronomy at La Maison du Caviar and modern fusion cuisine at Spice Market and Market by Jean-Georges, both concepts created by three-star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. W Doha’s latest luxury outlet is chic hideaway W Cafe, an eclectic coffeehouse serving up W's newest slice of serenity with delectable desserts and mouth-watering cup cakes.
W Doha offers the signature Bliss® Spa, New York’s hottest spa to unwind, Alexandre Zouari hair salon from Paris to bring the signature Parisian flair and glamour to Doha and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland from Zurich, all introduced in the Middle East for the first time. W Doha is conveniently located in the West Bay of Doha on the Qatar peninsula, providing easy access to Doha’s world-class shopping destinations, pristine beaches and water sports facilities, first-class greens of Doha Golf Club, and scenic Corniche waterfront district.
In May of this year W Doha won a cluster of prestigious awards, named as “Middle East Leading Hotel & Residences” and “Qatar’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel” at World Travel Awards 2011. Bliss Spa, W Doha, also won “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” in the World Luxury Spa Awards and W Doha’s Market Restaurant received the Time Out Award for “Best Business Lunch and Best Contemporary European”.