W Doha holds ‘heart-felt’ art competition
W Doha holds ‘heart-felt’ art competition
Doha, 5 October 2011. W Hotel, style icon for Doha, has given whole-hearted support to World Heart Day 2011 this year by holding an art contest amongst its Talents. Known to be exceptionally creative and artistic, the Talents submitted their works of art and these were judged on 29th September, the date of World Heart Day.
This year’s theme is ‘One World, One Home, One Heart’ and W Doha Talents were asked to draw and interpret this theme in their paintings. Special prizes were awarded to the winners on the day and their works of art will be exhibited in the Green Room and New Escape Training Room at the hotel.
Activities that the Talents have organized in support of World Heart Day include a Walk through the Corniche with Dominic from W Doha’s Sweat gym doing aerobic exercise with them which will start at 6pm and finish at 8pm. In addition during the last week of September, from 24th – 30th, there will a ‘healthy food only’ menu in the Talents’ Green Room like salads, grilled items and fish dishes - no junk food to be served. For the past two weeks ‘Heart Awareness’ slides about heart topics have been shown to Talents in the Green Room to ensure they are up to speed with healthy eating and exercise habits.
Edgar Vaudeville, PR & Events Manager, said: “W Doha’s Talents are amazing at going the extra mile to support good causes and setting an example in the community by making an effort to contribute to these with their flair and ability. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Contrary to popular belief, four out of five of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and men and women are equally affected. The good news, however, is that 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable. Healthy diet, regular physical activity, and not using tobacco products are the keys to prevention. This is the key message behind W Doha’s World Heart Day commemoration.”
Risk factors for heart disease and stroke are well known and those who suffer from these should take care. They include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, obesity and physical inactivity.
In partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Heart Federation organizes health awareness events in more than 100 countries – including health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments.
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About W Doha Hotel & Residences: 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. www.whotels.com/doha.